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All the (A)presidents of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the (B)counsellors and the governors are agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an (C)injunction, that whoever makes petition to any god or man for thirty days, except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.

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12 Then they (A)came near and said before the king, concerning the injunction, “O king! Did you not sign (B)an injunction, that anyone who makes petition to any god or man within thirty days except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions?” The king answered and said, “The thing stands fast, according to the law of (C)the Medes and Persians, (D)which cannot be revoked.” 13 Then they answered and said before the king, (E)“Daniel, who is one (F)of the exiles (G)from Judah, (H)pays no attention to you, O king, or (I)the injunction you have signed, but makes his petition (J)three times a day.”

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15 Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, “Know, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no (A)injunction or ordinance that the king establishes can be changed.”

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