DANIEL 3:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

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Daniel 3:18 Translation & Meaning

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But if וְהֵ֣ן Lo! also there(-fore), (un-)less, whether, but, if if
not, לָ֔א No, not not
be it לֶהֱוֵא To exist; used in a great variety of applications (especially in connection with other words) be it
known יְדִ֥יעַ To inform known
unto thee, O king, מַלְכָּ֑א A king O king
that דִּ֤י That, used as relative conjunction, and especially (with a preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as preposition of that
we will אִיתַ֣ינָא Properly, entity; used only as a particle of affirmation, there is we will
not לָא No, not not
serve פָֽלְחִ֔ין To serve or worship serve
thy gods, לֵֽאלָהָיִךְ֙ God gods
nor לָ֥א No, not nor
worship נִסְגֻּֽד׃ To worship worship
the golden דַּהֲבָ֛א Gold golden
image וּלְצֶ֧לֶם An idolatrous figure image
which דִּ֥י That, used as relative conjunction, and especially (with a preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as preposition of which
thou hast set up. הֲקֵ֖ימְתָּ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) set up

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  • 16  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.

  • 17  If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.

  • 18  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

  • 19  Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.

  • 20  And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.




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