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and over them were three administrators, of whom Daniel was one, so that these satraps were giving account to them, and the king would not be suffering loss. Then Daniel began distinguishing himself[a] above the administrators and the satraps because[b] an exceptional spirit was in him, and so the king planned to appoint him over the whole kingdom. Then the other administrators and satraps began to seek[c] to find a pretext against Daniel in connection with the kingdom,[d] but they were not able to find any pretext and corruption[e] because[f] he was trustworthy, and no[g] negligence or corruption[h] could be found in him.[i]

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 6:3 Literally “was distinguishing himself”
  2. Daniel 6:3 Literally “all of because that”
  3. Daniel 6:4 Literally “were seeking”
  4. Daniel 6:4 Literally “from the side of the kingdom”
  5. Daniel 6:4 Literally “being corrupt”
  6. Daniel 6:4 Literally “all because that”
  7. Daniel 6:4 Aramaic “any”
  8. Daniel 6:4 Literally “being corrupt”
  9. Daniel 6:4 Literally “not could be found”

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