Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then commanded king Darius, that search should be made in the library of the king's treasure house which lay at Babylon.

New American Standard Bible

Then King Darius issued a decree, and search was made in the archives, where the treasures were stored in Babylon.

King James Version

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Holman Bible

King Darius gave the order, and they searched in the library of Babylon in the archives.

International Standard Version

Then King Darius issued an order to search the Hall of Records where the Babylonian archives were stored.

A Conservative Version

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

American Standard Version

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Amplified

Then King Darius issued a decree, and a search was conducted in Babylon in the archives where the treasures [and records] were stored.

Bible in Basic English

Then Darius the king gave an order and a search was made in the house of the records, where the things of value were stored up in Babylon.

Darby Translation

Then king Darius gave orders, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Julia Smith Translation

At that time Darius the king set up a decree, and they searched in the house of books, the treasures being deposited there in Babel.

King James 2000

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the scrolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then King Darius issued forth a decree, and they searched the house of the treasury of scrolls being stored in Babylonia.

Modern King James verseion

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the scrolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

NET Bible

So Darius the king issued orders, and they searched in the archives of the treasury which were deposited there in Babylon.

New Heart English Bible

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

The Emphasized Bible

Then, Darius the king, issued an edict, - and they made search in the house of the books, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Webster

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

World English Bible

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Youngs Literal Translation

Then Darius the king made a decree, and they sought in the house of the books of the treasuries placed there in Babylon,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדין 
'edayin (Aramaic) 
Usage: 57

דּריושׁ 
Dar@yavesh (Aramaic) 
Usage: 15

the king
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

שׂוּם 
 
Usage: 26

a decree
טעם 
T@`em (Aramaic) 
Usage: 25

and search
בּקר 
B@qar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

was made in the house
בּית 
Bayith (Aramaic) 
Usage: 44

of the rolls
ספר 
C@phar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

תּם 
Tam (Aramaic) 
Usage: 4

the treasures
גּנז 
G@naz (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

were laid up
נחת 
N@chath (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

References

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Context Readings

Darius' Search For The Decree

1 Then commanded king Darius, that search should be made in the library of the king's treasure house which lay at Babylon. 2 So at Ecbatana, in a castle that lieth in the land of the Medes, there was found a book, and in it was there an act written after this manner:


Cross References

Ezra 5:17

If it please the king now, let there be search made in the king's treasure house, which is at Babylon, whether it have been king Cyrus' commandment, that the house of God at Jerusalem should be builded: and send us the king's mind concerning the same."

Ezra 4:15

That it may be sought in the Chronicles of thy progenitors, and so shalt thou find in the same Chronicles, and perceive, that this city is seditious and noisome unto kings and lands, and that they cause others also to rebel of the old, and for the same cause was this city destroyed.

Ezra 4:19

and I have commanded to make search: and it is found, that this city, of old, hath made insurrection against kings; and how the uproar and rebellion hath been committed therein.

Job 29:16

I was a father unto the poor, and when I knew not their cause, I sought it out diligently.

Psalm 40:7

Then said I, "Lo, I come. In the beginning of the book it is written of me,

Proverbs 25:2

It is the honour of God to keep a thing secret; but the king's honour is to search out a thing.

Jeremiah 36:2-4

"Take a book, and write therein all the words, that I have spoken to thee, to Israel, to Judah, and to all the people, from the time that I began for to speak unto thee in the reign of Josiah, unto this day.

Jeremiah 36:20-23

And they went in to the king to the court. but they kept the book in the chamber of Elishama the Scribe, and told the king all the words that he might hear.

Jeremiah 36:29

And tell Jehoiakim king of Judah, 'Thus sayeth the LORD: Thou hast burnt the book, and thou thoughtest within thyself: Why hast thou written therein, that the king of Babylon shall come, and make this land waste, so that he shall make both people and cattle to be out of it?

Jeremiah 36:32

Then took Jeremiah another book, and gave it Baruch the Scribe, the son of Neriah, which wrote therein out of the mouth of Jeremiah all the sermons that were in the first book, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah did burn. And there were added unto them many more sermons than before."

Ezekiel 2:9

So as I was looking up, behold, there was sent unto me a hand, wherein was a closed book:

Ezekiel 3:1

After this said he unto me, "Thou son of man, eat that, whatsoever it be: Yea, eat that closed book, and go thy way, and speak unto the children of Israel."

Revelation 5:1

And I saw, in the right hand of him that sat in the throne, a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

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