Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Watsons

Context Readings

The Decree Of Darius

9 And be sure that you don't fail to provide their daily needs including young bulls, rams, and lambs for the burnt offerings of the God of Heaven, along with wheat, salt, wine, and oil, as the priests in Jerusalem tell you 10 so they may approach the God of Heaven with fragrant sacrifices and pray for the life of this king and his sons. 11 I hereby also decree that whoever shall alter the wording of this edict, let his residence be torn down for timber to build a gallows, hang him on it, and turn his home into an outhouse.


Cross References

Ezra 7:23

Whatever is commanded by the God of Heaven is to be done with all due diligence for the Temple of the God of Heaven, or wrath will come against the king's realm and his sons.

Jeremiah 29:7

Seek the welfare of the city to which I've exiled you and pray to the LORD for it, for your welfare depends on its welfare.'

1 Timothy 2:1-2

First of all, then, I urge you to offer to God petitions, prayers, intercessions, and expressions of thanks for all people,

Genesis 8:21

When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, he told himself, "I will never again curse the land because of human beings even though human inclinations remain evil from youth nor will I destroy every living being ever again, as I've done.

Leviticus 1:9

Then he is to wash its entrails and legs with water. After this, the priest is to offer all of it on the altar a burnt offering by fire, an aroma that will be pleasing to the LORD."

Leviticus 1:13

wash its entrails and legs with water, and then offer all of it on the altar a burnt offering by fire, an aroma that will be pleasing to the LORD."

Ephesians 5:2

Live lovingly, just as the Messiah also loved us and gave himself for us as an offering and sacrifice, a fragrant aroma to God.

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