Parallel Verses

Amplified

Now, O king, establish the decree and sign the writing that it may not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be altered.

New American Standard Bible

"Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document so that it may not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked."

King James Version

Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.

Holman Bible

Therefore, Your Majesty, establish the edict and sign the document so that, as a law of the Medes and Persians, it is irrevocable and cannot be changed.”

International Standard Version

Therefore, your majesty, establish the decree and sign the written document so it can't be changed, in accordance with the laws of the Medes and Persians that can't be repealed."

A Conservative Version

Now, O king, establish the interdict, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which does not alter.

American Standard Version

Now, O king, establish the interdict, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.

Bible in Basic English

Now, O King, put the order in force, signing the writing so that it may not be changed, like the law of the Medes and Persians which may not come to an end.

Darby Translation

Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Now, O king, confirm the decree and sign the writing that it not be moved, according to the law of Media and of Persia, which does not change.

Julia Smith Translation

Now, O king, wilt thou set up the interdict, and sign the writing, that not to be changed according to the law of Media and Persia, which shall not pass away.

King James 2000

Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which alters not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now, O king, establish the edict and you must sign the document [so] that [it] cannot be changed, according to [the] law of [the] Medes and Persians which cannot be revoked."

Modern King James verseion

Now, O king, establish the ban and sign the writing, so that it may not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians which cannot be changed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore, O king, confirm thou this statute, and make a writing: that the thing which the Medes and Persians have ordained be not altered nor broken."

NET Bible

Now let the king issue a written interdict so that it cannot be altered, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed.

New Heart English Bible

Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed."

The Emphasized Bible

Now, O king! wilt thou establish the interdict, and sign the writing, that it may not be changed - according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be abolished,

Webster

Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it may not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.

World English Bible

Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which doesn't alter.

Youngs Literal Translation

Now, O king, thou dost establish the interdict, and sign the writing, that it is not to be changed, as a law of Media and Persia, that doth not pass away.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Now
כּען 
K@`an (Aramaic) 
Usage: 13

O king
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

קוּם 
Quwm (Aramaic) 
Usage: 35

the decree
אסר 
'ecar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

and sign
רשׁם 
R@sham (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

the writing
כּתב 
K@thab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

that it be not
לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

שׁנא 
Sh@na' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 21

according to the law
דּת 
Dath (Aramaic) 
Usage: 14

of the Medes
מדי 
Maday (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

and Persians
פּרס 
Parac (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

עדה עדא 
`ada' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 9

References

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Context Readings

Daniel's Integrity And His Entrapment By His Enemies

7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counselors and the governors, have consulted and agreed that the king should establish a royal statute and make a firm decree that whoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions. 8 Now, O king, establish the decree and sign the writing that it may not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be altered. 9 So King Darius signed the writing and the decree.


Cross References

Esther 1:19

If it pleases the king, let a royal command go forth from him and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and Medes, so that it may not be changed, that Vashti is to [be divorced and] come no more before King Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal position to another who is better than she.

Daniel 6:15

Then these same men came thronging [by agreement] to the king and said, Know, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no decree or statute which the king establishes may be changed or repealed.

Daniel 6:12

Then they came near and said before the king concerning his prohibitory decree, Have you not signed an edict that any man who shall make a petition to any god or man within thirty days, except of you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed or repealed.

Esther 3:12

Then the king's secretaries were called in on the thirteenth day of the first month, and all that Haman had commanded was written to the king's chief rulers and to the governors who were over all the provinces and to the princes of each people, to every province in its own script and to each people in their own language; it was written in the name of King Ahasuerus and it was sealed with the king's [signet] ring.

Esther 8:10

He wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed it with the king's ring and sent letters by messengers on horseback, riding on swift steeds, mules, and young dromedaries used in the king's service, bred from the [royal] stud.

Isaiah 10:1

Woe to those [judges] who issue unrighteous decrees, and to the magistrates who keep causing unjust and oppressive decisions to be recorded,

Esther 8:3

And Esther spoke yet again to the king and fell down at his feet and besought him with tears to avert the evil plot of Haman the Agagite and his scheme that he had devised against the Jews.

Esther 8:8

Write also concerning the Jews as it pleases you in the king's name, and seal it with the king's [signet] ring -- "for writing which is in the king's name and sealed with the king's ring no man can reverse.

Matthew 24:35

Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

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