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Daniel 6:28

    Daniel 6:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So this Daniel did well in the kingdom of Darius and in the kingdom of Cyrus the Persian.

    Webster's Revision

    So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

    World English Bible

    So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 6:28

    So this Daniel prospered - He had served fine kings: Nebuchadnezzar, Evil-merodach, Belshazzar, Darius, and Cyrus. Few courtiers have had so long a reign, served so many masters without flattering any, been more successful in their management of public affairs, been so useful to the states where they were in office, or have been more owned of God, or have left such an example to posterity.

    Where shall we find ministers like Samuel and Daniel? None so wise, so holy, so disinterested, so useful, have ever since appeared in the nations of the earth.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 6:28

    So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius - That is, to the end of his reign. It is fairly implied here that he was restored to his honors.

    And in the reign of Cyrus the Persian - Cyrus the Great, the nephew and successor of Darius. For an account of Cyrus, see the note at Isaiah 41:2. How long during the reign of Cyrus Daniel "prospered" or lived is not said. During a part of the reign of Darius or Cyaxares, he was occupied busily in securing by his influence the welfare of his own people, and making arrangements for their return to their land; and his high post in the nation to which, under Divine Providence, he had doubtless been raised for this purpose, enabled him to render essential and invaluable service at the court. In the third year of Cyrus, we are informed Daniel 10-12, he had a series of visions respecting the future history and sufferings of his nation to the period of their true redemption through the Messiah, as also a consolatory direction to himself to proceed calmly and peaceably to the end of his days, and then await patiently the resurrection of the dead, Daniel 12:12-13. From that period the accounts respecting him are vague, confused, and even strange, and little or nothing is known of the time or circumstances of his death. Compare Introduction Section I.

    From this chapter we may derive the following instructive

    Practical Lessons

    (1) We have an instance of what often occurs in the world - of envy on account of the excellency of others, and of the hoonours which they obtain by their talent and their worth, Daniel 6:1-4. Nothing is more frequent than such envy, and nothing more common, as a consequence, than a determination to degrade those who are the subjects of it. Envy always seeks in some way to humble and mortify those who are distinguished. It is the pain, mortification, chagrin, and regret which we have at their superior excellence or prosperity, and this prompts us to endeavor to bring them down to our own level, or below it; to calumniate their characters; to hinder their prosperity; to embarrass them in their plans; to take up and circulate rumours to their disadvantage; to magnify their faults, or to fasten upon them the suspicion of crime. In the instance before us, we see the effect in a most guilty conspiracy against a man of incorruptible character; a man full in the confidence of his sovereign; a man eminently the friend of virtue and of God.

    "Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue;

    But, like a shadow, proves the substance true."

    - Pope's Essay on Criticism.

    "Base envy withers at another's joy,

    And hates that excellence it cannot reach."

    - Thomson's Seasons.

    "Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow,

    Thou shalt not escape calumny."

    - Shakespeare.

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