Tyndale Bible

Daniel 3

Nebuchadnezzar dedicateth a golden image in Dura.

Daniel 3:1 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height [was] threescore cubits, [and] the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. Daniel 3:2 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. Daniel 3:3 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Daniel 3:4 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then a herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, Daniel 3:5 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [That] at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: Daniel 3:6 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And whoso falleth not down and worshipeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Daniel 3:7 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of music, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down [and] worshiped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego are accused for not worshipping the image.

Daniel 3:8 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. Daniel 3:9 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} They spoke and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live forever. Daniel 3:10 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image: Daniel 3:11 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And whoso falleth not down and worshipeth, [that] he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Daniel 3:12 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

They, being threatened, make a good confession.

Daniel 3:13 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then Nebuchadnezzar in [his] rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before the king. Daniel 3:14 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Nebuchadnezzar spoke and said unto them, [Is it] true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? Daniel 3:15 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; [well]: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who [is] that God that shall deliver you out of my hands? Daniel 3:16 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we [are] not careful to answer thee in this matter. Daniel 3:17 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} If it be [so], our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver [us] out of thine hand, O king. Daniel 3:18 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

God delivereth them out of the furnace.

Daniel 3:19 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: [therefore] he spoke, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. Daniel 3:20 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And he commanded the most mighty men that [were] in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, [and] to cast [them] into the burning fiery furnace. Daniel 3:21 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their [other] garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Daniel 3:22 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Daniel 3:23 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Daniel 3:24 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, [and] spoke, and said unto his counselors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. Daniel 3:25 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Nebuchadnezzar seeing the miracle blesseth God.

Daniel 3:26 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, [and] spoke, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come [hither]. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, came forth of the midst of the fire. Daniel 3:27 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counselors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was a hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. Daniel 3:28 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [Then] Nebuchadnezzar spoke, and said, Blessed [be] the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. Daniel 3:29 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort. Daniel 3:30 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, in the province of Babylon.

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