16 (A)Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. 17 [a]If it be so, our (B)God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; [b]and (C)He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18 (D)But even if He does not, (E)let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

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  1. Daniel 3:17 Or If our God...is able
  2. Daniel 3:17 Or then

16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego(A) replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver(B) us from it, and he will deliver(C) us[a] from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.(D)

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  1. Daniel 3:17 Or If the God we serve is able to deliver us, then he will deliver us from the blazing furnace and

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