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Daniel 3:13

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3:13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in a fit of rage 1  demanded that they bring 2  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego before him. So they brought them 3  before the king.

Daniel 3:19-20

Context

3:19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with rage, and his disposition changed 4  toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He gave orders 5  to heat the furnace seven times hotter than it was normally heated. 3:20 He ordered strong 6  soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and to throw them into the furnace of blazing fire.

1 tn Aram “in anger and wrath”; NASB “in rage and anger.” The expression is a hendiadys.

2 tn The Aramaic infinitive is active.

3 tn Aram “these men.” The pronoun is used in the translation to avoid undue repetition.

4 tn Aram “the appearance of his face was altered”; cf. NLT “his face became distorted with rage”; NAB “[his] face became livid with utter rage.”

5 tn Aram “he answered and said.”

6 tn This is sometimes taken as a comparative: “[some of the] strongest.”



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