Parallel Verses

Amplified

so that they may offer pleasing (sweet-smelling) sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.

New American Standard Bible

that they may offer acceptable sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.

King James Version

That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

Holman Bible

so that they can offer sacrifices of pleasing aroma to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.

International Standard Version

so they may approach the God of Heaven with fragrant sacrifices and pray for the life of this king and his sons.

A Conservative Version

that they may offer sacrifices of sweet savor to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

American Standard Version

that they may offer sacrifices of sweet savor unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

Bible in Basic English

So that they may make offerings of a sweet smell to the God of heaven, with prayers for the life of the king and of his sons.

Darby Translation

that they may present sweet odours to the God of the heavens, and pray for the life of the king and of his sons.

Julia Smith Translation

That therefore bringing near sweet odors to the God of the heavens, praying for the life of the king and his sons.

King James 2000

That they may offer sacrifices of sweet aroma unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

Lexham Expanded Bible

that they may offer incense offerings to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king and his children.

Modern King James verseion

so that they may offer sacrifices of sweet savors to the God of Heaven, and pray for the life of the king and of his sons.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that they may offer sweet savours unto the God of heaven; and pray for the king's life, and for his children.

NET Bible

so that they may be offering incense to the God of heaven and may be praying for the good fortune of the king and his family.

New Heart English Bible

that they may offer sacrifices of pleasant aroma to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

The Emphasized Bible

that they may be offering sweet-smelling sacrifices unto the God of the heavens, - and be praying for the life of the king, and his sons.

Webster

That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savors to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

World English Bible

that they may offer sacrifices of pleasant aroma to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

Youngs Literal Translation

that they be bringing near sweet savours to the God of heaven, and praying for the life of the king, and of his sons.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
הוה הוא 
Hava' (Aramaic) 
be, was,
Usage: 70

ניחח ניחוח 
Niychowach (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

unto the God
אלהּ 
'elahh (Aramaic) 
God, god
Usage: 95

of heaven
שׁמין 
Shamayin (Aramaic) 
Usage: 38

and pray
צלא 
Ts@la' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

for the life
חי 
Chay (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

of the king
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

The Decree Of Darius

9 Whatever is needed, including young bulls, rams, and lambs for the burnt offerings to the God of heaven, and wheat, salt, wine, and anointing oil, according to the request of the priests at Jerusalem, let it all be given to them daily without fail, 10 so that they may offer pleasing (sweet-smelling) sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons. 11 I have also issued a decree that if there is any man who violates this edict, a beam of timber shall be pulled from his house [and set up]; then he shall be impaled on it, and his house shall be turned into a refuse heap for this [violation].


Cross References

Ezra 7:23

Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done diligently and with enthusiasm for the house of the God of heaven, so that there will not be wrath against the kingdom of the king and his sons.

Jeremiah 29:7

Seek peace and well-being for the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its peace (well-being) you will have peace.’

1 Timothy 2:1-2

First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people,

Genesis 8:21

The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma [a soothing, satisfying scent] and the Lord said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intent (strong inclination, desire) of man’s heart is wicked from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.

Leviticus 1:9

But he shall wash its entrails and its legs with water. The priest shall offer all of it up in smoke on the altar as a burnt offering. It is an offering by fire, a sweet and soothing aroma to the Lord.

Leviticus 1:13

But he shall wash the entrails and legs with water. The priest shall offer all of it, and offer it up in smoke on the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering by fire, a sweet and soothing aroma to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:2

and walk continually in love [that is, value one another—practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God [slain for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.

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