and replied to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should I[a] not be sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins and its gates have been destroyed by fire?”(A)

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  1. Nehemiah 2:3 Lit my face

The Chaldeans spoke to the king (Aramaic[a](A) begins here): “May the king live forever.(B) Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation.”

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  1. Daniel 2:4 Dn 2:4–7:28 is written in Aram.

10 Because of the outcry of the king and his nobles, the queen[a] came to the banquet hall. “May the king live forever,” she said. “Don’t let your thoughts terrify you or your face be pale.[b]

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  1. Daniel 5:10 Perhaps the queen mother
  2. Daniel 5:10 Lit your brightness change

21 Then Daniel spoke with the king: “May the king live forever.

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