Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 if they have need of calves, lambs, or goats, for the burnt offering unto the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine and oil, after the custom of the priests at Jerusalem, there shall be given them daily as is according: and see that this be done without fault, 10 that they may offer sweet savours unto the God of heaven; and pray for the king's life, and for his children. 11 This commandment have I given. And what man soever he be that altereth these words, there shall a beam be taken from his house, and set up, and he shall be hanged thereon, and his house shall be made a dunghill for the deed.


Cross References

Ezra 7:23

Whatsoever belongeth to the law of the God of heaven, let the same be done with diligence for the house of the God of heaven, that there come no wrath upon the king's realm and his children.

Jeremiah 29:7

but seek after peace and prosperity of the city wherein ye be prisoners, and pray unto God for it. For in the peace thereof, shall your peace be.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

I exhort therefore that above all things, prayers, supplications, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be had for all men:

Genesis 8:21

And the LORD smelled a sweet savour and said in his heart, "I will henceforth no more curse the earth for man's sake, for the imagination of man's heart is evil even from the very youth of him. Moreover I will not destroy from henceforth all that liveth as I have done.

Leviticus 1:9

But the inwards and the legs they shall wash in water, and the priest shall burn altogether upon the altar, that it be a burnt sacrifice, and an offering of a sweet odour unto the LORD.

Leviticus 1:13

But let him wash the inwards and the legs with water, and then bring altogether and burn it upon the altar: that is a burnt offering and a sacrifice of sweet savour unto the LORD.

Ephesians 5:2

and walk in love even as Christ loved us, and gave himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice of a sweet savour to God.

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