6:9 So King Darius issued the written interdict.
6:13 Then they said to the king, “Daniel, who is one of the captives 3 from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or to the edict that you issued. Three times daily he offers his prayer.” 4
6:16 So the king gave the order, 5 and Daniel was brought and thrown into a den 6 of lions. The king consoled 7 Daniel by saying, “Your God whom you continually serve will rescue you!”
1 tn Aram “It was pleasing before Darius.”
2 tn This is a technical term for an official placed in charge of a region of the empire (cf. KJV, NLT “prince[s]”; NCV, TEV “governors”). These satraps were answerable to a supervisor, who in turn answered to Darius.
3 tn Aram “from the sons of the captivity [of].”
4 tn Aram “prays his prayer.”
6 sn The den was perhaps a pit below ground level which could be safely observed from above.
7 tn Aram “answered and said [to Daniel].”