Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

The Decree Of Darius

9 And that which they have need of, both young bullocks, and rams, and lambs, for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the priests which are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day without fail: 10 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. 11 Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set up, let him be hanged thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill for this.


Cross References

Ezra 7:23

Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?

Jeremiah 29:7

And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

Genesis 8:21

And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

Leviticus 1:9

But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

Leviticus 1:13

But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

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