5:28 As for peres 1 – your kingdom is divided and given over to the Medes and Persians.”
6:8 Now let the king issue a written interdict 2 so that it cannot be altered, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed. 3
6:12 So they approached the king and said to him, 4 “Did you not issue an edict to the effect that for the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human other than to you, O king, would be thrown into a den of lions?” The king replied, “That is correct, 5 according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed.”
6:15 Then those men came by collusion to the king and 6 said to him, 7 “Recall, 8 O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no edict or decree that the king issues can be changed.”
8:20 The ram that you saw with the two horns stands for the kings of Media and Persia.
2 tn Aram “establish a written interdict and inscribe a written decree.”
3 tn Or “removed.”
4 tc The MT also has “about the edict of the king,” but this phrase is absent in the LXX and the Syriac. The present translation deletes the expression.
tn Aram “before the king.”
5 tn Aram “the word is true.”
6 tc Theodotion lacks the words “came by collusion to the king and.”
7 tn Aram “the king.”
8 tn Aram “know”; NAB “Keep in mind”; NASB “Recognize”; NIV, NCV “Remember.”