Daniel 6:1 New International Version

Daniel in the Lions' Den

6 1  It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom,



Daniel 6:3 New International Version

3  Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.



Daniel 6:4 New International Version

4  At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.



Daniel 6:6 New International Version

6  So these administrators and satraps went as a group to the king and said: "May King Darius live forever!



Daniel 6:7 New International Version

7  The royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions' den.



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