The Furnace of Blazing Fire

Some Chaldeans took this occasion to come forward and maliciously accuse[a](A) the Jews. They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “May the king live forever. 10 You as king have issued a decree(B) that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music must fall down and worship the gold statue. 11 Whoever does not fall down and worship will be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire. 12 There are some Jews you have appointed to manage the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.(C) These men have ignored you,(D) the king; they do not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 3:8 Lit and eat the pieces of

19 When her owners saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas(A) and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities. 20 Bringing them before the chief magistrates, they said, “These men are seriously disturbing our city. They are Jews 21 and are promoting customs that are not legal for us as Romans to adopt or practice.”(B)

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