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The King’s Praise for the Great Deliverance of the Three Young Israelites

28 Nebuchadnezzar responded,[a] saying, “Blessed be their God, the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who sent his angel[b] and rescued his servants who trusted in him, and the command of the king they disobeyed, and they gave their bodies so that they did not serve and did not worship any god except their God. 29 And from me is set forth[c] a decree that any people, nation, or language that may utter criticism against their God—the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego—will be broken into pieces and their[d] house will be made like ruins. For[e] there is not another God who is able to rescue like this God.” 30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the province of Babylon.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 3:28 Literally “answering”
  2. Daniel 3:28 Or “messenger”
  3. Daniel 3:29 Literally “setting out”
  4. Daniel 3:29 Aramaic “his”
  5. Daniel 3:29 Literally “All of because”

28 Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel(A) and rescued(B) his servants! They trusted(C) in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.(D) 29 Therefore I decree(E) that the people of any nation or language who say anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego be cut into pieces and their houses be turned into piles of rubble,(F) for no other god can save(G) in this way.”

30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the province of Babylon.(H)

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