And over these three rulers, (of whom Daniel was one) that the governors might give accompts unto them, and the king [a]should have no damage.

Now this Daniel [b]was preferred above the rulers, and governors, because the spirit was excellent in him, and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

¶ Wherefore the rulers and governors [c]sought an occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom: but they could find none occasion nor fault: for he was so faithful that there was no blame nor fault found in him.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 6:2 Or, not be troubled.
  2. Daniel 6:3 This heathen king preferred Daniel a stranger to all his nobles and familiars, because the graces of God were more excellent in him than in others.
  3. Daniel 6:4 Thus the wicked cannot abide the graces of God in others, but seek by all occasions to deface them, therefore against such assaults there is no better remedy than to walk upright in the fear of God, and to have a good conscience.

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