but I said to the king, “May the king live forever!(A) Why should my face not look sad when the city(B) where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?(C)

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10 The queen,[a] hearing the voices of the king and his nobles, came into the banquet hall. “May the king live forever!”(A) she said. “Don’t be alarmed! Don’t look so pale!

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 5:10 Or queen mother

So these administrators and satraps went as a group to the king and said: “May King Darius live forever!(A)

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