Daniel in the Lions' Den

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

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Daniel 6:1

Commentary on Daniel 6:1-5

(Read Daniel 6:1-5)

We notice to the glory of God, that though Daniel was now very old, yet he was able for business, and had continued faithful to his religion. It is for the glory of God, when those who profess religion, conduct themselves so that their most watchful enemies may find no occasion for blaming them, save only in the matters of their God, in which they walk according to their consciences.

Daniel's Prayer for His People

91 In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes[1] (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian[2] kingdom-

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Daniel 9:1

Commentary on Daniel 9:1-3

(Read Daniel 9:1-3)

Daniel learned from the books of the prophets, especially from Jeremiah, that the desolation of Jerusalem would continue seventy years, which were drawing to a close. God's promises are to encourage our prayers, not to make them needless; and when we see the performance of them approaching, we should more earnestly plead them with God.