4 Then an herald cried aloud, [1] To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,

Other Translations of Daniel 3:4

New International Version

4 Then the herald loudly proclaimed, "Nations and peoples of every language, this is what you are commanded to do:

English Standard Version

4 And the herald proclaimed aloud, "You are commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,

The Message

4 A herald then proclaimed in a loud voice: "Attention, everyone! Every race, color, and creed, listen!

New King James Version

4 Then a herald cried aloud: "To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,

New Living Translation

4 Then a herald shouted out, "People of all races and nations and languages, listen to the king's command!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Daniel 3:4

Commentary on Daniel 3:1-7

(Read Daniel 3:1-7)

In the height of the image, about thirty yards, probably is included a pedestal, and most likely it was only covered with plates of gold, not a solid mass of that precious metal. Pride and bigotry cause men to require their subjects to follow their religion, whether right or wrong, and when worldly interest allures, and punishment overawes, few refuse. This is easy to the careless, the sensual, and the infidel, who are the greatest number; and most will go their ways. There is nothing so bad which the careless world will not be drawn to by a concert of music, or driven to by a fiery furnace. By such methods, false worship has been set up and maintained.