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Daniel 3:9

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3:9 They said 1  to King Nebuchadnezzar, “O king, live forever! 2 

1 tn Aram “answered and said,” a common Aramaic idiom that occurs repeatedly in this chapter.

2 sn O king, live forever! is a comment of typical court courtesy that is not necessarily indicative of the real sentiments of the speaker. Ancient oriental court protocol could sometimes require a certain amount of hypocrisy.



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