Book 27 of 66: Daniel: Chapter 003 of 12

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027:003:001
Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold,
whose height was threescore cubits,
and the breadth thereof six cubits:
he set it up in the plain of Dura,
in the province of Babylon.


027:003:002
Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes,
the governors,
and the captains,
the judges,
the treasurers,
the counsellors,
the sheriffs,
and all the rulers of the provinces,
to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.


027:003:003
Then the princes,
the governors,
and captains,
the judges,
the treasurers,
the counsellors,
the sheriffs,
and all the rulers of the provinces,
were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up;
and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.


027:003:004
Then an herald cried aloud,
To you it is commanded,
O people,
nations,
and languages,


027:003:005
That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet,
flute,
harp,
sackbut,
psaltery,
dulcimer,
and all kinds of musick,
ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:


027:003:006
And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.


027:003:007
Therefore at that time,
when all the people heard the sound of the cornet,
flute,
harp,
sackbut,
psaltery,
and all kinds of musick,
all the people,
the nations,
and the languages,
fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.


027:003:008
Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near,
and accused the Jews.


027:003:009
They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar,
O king,
live for ever.


027:003:010
Thou,
O king,
hast made a decree,
that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet,
flute,
harp,
sackbut,
psaltery,
and dulcimer,
and all kinds of musick,
shall fall down and worship the golden image:


027:003:011
And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth,
that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.


027:003:012
There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon,
Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego;
these men,
O king,
have not regarded thee:
they serve not thy gods,
nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.


027:003:013
Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego.
Then they brought these men before the king.


027:003:014
Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them,
Is it true,
O Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego,
do not ye serve my gods,
nor worship the golden image which I have set up?


027:003:015
Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet,
flute,
harp,
sackbut,
psaltery,
and dulcimer,
and all kinds of musick,
ye fall down and worship the image which I have made;
well:
but if ye worship not,
ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace;
and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?


027:003:016
Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego,
answered and said to the king,
O Nebuchadnezzar,
we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.


027:003:017
If it be so,
our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace,
and he will deliver us out of thine hand,
O king.


027:003:018
But if not,
be it known unto thee,
O king,
that we will not serve thy gods,
nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.


027:003:019
Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury,
and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego:
therefore he spake,
and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.


027:003:020
And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego,
and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.


027:003:021
Then these men were bound in their coats,
their hosen,
and their hats,
and their other garments,
and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.


027:003:022
Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent,
and the furnace exceeding hot,
the flames of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego.


027:003:023
And these three men,
Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego,
fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.


027:003:024
Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied,
and rose up in haste,
and spake,
and said unto his counsellors,
Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?
They answered and said unto the king,
True,
O king.


027:003:025
He answered and said,
Lo,
I see four men loose,
walking in the midst of the fire,
and they have no hurt;
and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.


027:003:026
Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace,
and spake,
and said,
Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego,
ye servants of the most high God,
come forth,
and come hither.
Then Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego,
came forth of the midst of the fire.


027:003:027
And the princes,
governors,
and captains,
and the king's counsellors,
being gathered together,
saw these men,
upon whose bodies the fire had no power,
nor was an hair of their head singed,
neither were their coats changed,
nor the smell of fire had passed on them.


027:003:028
Then Nebuchadnezzar spake,
and said,
Blessed be the God of Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego,
who hath sent his angel,
and delivered his servants that trusted in him,
and have changed the king's word,
and yielded their bodies,
that they might not serve nor worship any god,
except their own God.


027:003:029
Therefore I make a decree,
That every people,
nation,
and language,
which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego,
shall be cut in pieces,
and their houses shall be made a dunghill:
because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.


027:003:030
Then the king promoted Shadrach,
Meshach,
and Abednego,
in the province of Babylon.


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