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Daniel 3:6

3:6 Whoever does not bow down and pay homage will immediately 1  be thrown into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire!”

Daniel 3:19-21


3:19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with rage, and his disposition changed 2  toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He gave orders 3  to heat the furnace seven times hotter than it was normally heated. 3:20 He ordered strong 4  soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and to throw them into the furnace of blazing fire. 3:21 So those men were tied up while still wearing their cloaks, trousers, turbans, and other clothes, 5  and were thrown into the furnace 6  of blazing fire.

1 tn Aram “in that hour.”

2 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.”

3 tn Aram “he answered and said.”

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

5 sn There is a great deal of uncertainty with regard to the specific nature of these items of clothing.

6 tn Aram “into the midst of the furnace.” For stylistic reasons the words “the midst of” have been left untranslated.

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