DANIEL 3:29

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.”

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Daniel 3:29 Translation & Meaning

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Therefore I וּמִנִּי֮ Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of Therefore
make שִׂ֣ים To put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically) make
a decree, טְעֵם֒ Properly, flavor; figuratively, judgment (both subjective and objective); hence, account (both subjectively and objectively) decree
That דִּי֩ That, used as relative conjunction, and especially (with a preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as preposition of That
every כָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) every
people, עַ֨ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
nation, אֻמָּ֜ה A collection, i.e., community of persons nation
and language, וְלִשָּׁ֗ן Speech, i.e., a nation language
which דִּֽי That, used as relative conjunction, and especially (with a preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as preposition of which
speak יֵאמַ֤ר To speak, to command speak
any thing amiss שָׁלהּ֙ A wrong any thing amiss
against עַ֣ל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications against
the God אֱלָהֲה֗וֹן God God
of דִּֽי That, used as relative conjunction, and especially (with a preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as preposition of of
Shadrach, שַׁדְרַ֤ךְ Shadrak, the Babylonian name of one of Daniel's companions Shadrach
Meshach, מֵישַׁךְ֙ Meshak, the Babylonian Meshach
and Abed-nego, נְג֔וֹא Abed-Nego, the name of Azariah Abednego
shall be cut יִתְעֲבֵ֔ד To do, make, prepare, keep, etc cut
in pieces, הַדָּמִ֣ין Something stamped to pieces, i.e., a bit pieces
and their houses וּבַיְתֵ֖הּ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) houses
shall be made יִשְׁתַּוֵּ֑ה To resemble made
a dunghill: נְוָלִ֣י A sink dunghill
because קֳבֵ֗ל (adverbially) in front of; usually (with other particles) on account of, so as, since, hence because
there is אִיתַי֙ Properly, entity; used only as a particle of affirmation, there is there is
no לָ֤א No, not no
other אָחֳרָ֔ן Other other
God אֱלָ֣ה God God
that דִּ֣י That, used as relative conjunction, and especially (with a preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as preposition of that
can יִכֻּ֥ל To be able, literally (can, could) or morally (may, might) can
deliver לְהַצָּלָ֖ה To extricate deliver
after this כִּדְנָֽה׃ This after this
sort. כִּדְנָֽה׃ This sort

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  • 27  And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellers, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.

  • 28  Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.

  • 29  Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

  • 30  Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, in the province of Babylon.




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