Daniel 3:12-23

12There are certain Jews whom you have aappointed over the affairs of bthe province of Babylon: cShadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These men, O king, dpay no attention to you; they do not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

13Then Nebuchadnezzar ein furious rage commanded that fShadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought. So they brought these men before the king. 14Nebuchadnezzar answered and said to them, “Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image that I have set up? 15Now if you are ready when gyou hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good.
Aramaic lacks  well and good
But if you do not worship, iyou shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And jwho is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?”

16 kShadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17If this be so, lour God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.
Or If our God whom we serve is able to deliver us, he will deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and out of your hand, O king.
18But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

19Then Nebuchadnezzar was nfilled with fury, and the expression of his face owas changed against pShadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He ordered the furnace heated seven times more than it was usually heated. 20And he ordered some of the mighty men of his army qto bind rShadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. 21Then these men were sbound in their cloaks, their tunics
The meaning of the Aramaic words rendered  cloaks and  tunics is uncertain; also verse 27
their hats, and their other garments, and they were thrown into the burning fiery furnace.
22Because the king’s order was uurgent and the furnace overheated, the flame of the fire killed those men who took up vShadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. 23And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell wbound into the burning fiery furnace.

Daniel 6:10-16

10When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where xhe had windows in his upper chamber open ytoward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees zthree times a day and prayed and aagave thanks before his God, as he had done previously. 11Then these men came by agreement and found Daniel making petition and plea before his God. 12Then they abcame near and said before the king, concerning the injunction, “O king! Did you not sign acan injunction, that anyone who makes petition to any god or man within thirty days except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions?” The king answered and said, “The thing stands fast, according to the law of adthe Medes and Persians, aewhich cannot be revoked.” 13Then they answered and said before the king, afDaniel, who is one agof the exiles ahfrom Judah, aipays no attention to you, O king, or ajthe injunction you have signed, but makes his petition akthree times a day.”

14Then althe king, when he heard these words, amwas much distressed and set his mind to deliver Daniel. And he labored till the sun went down to rescue him. 15Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, “Know, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no aninjunction or ordinance that the king establishes can be changed.”

16Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared
Aramaic answered and said; also verse 20
to Daniel, “May apyour God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!”
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