9月22日-Daniel in the Lions’ Den

但以理书

但以理被扔进狮子坑-Daniel in the Lions’ Den

但以理被扔进狮子坑-Daniel in the Lions’ Den

Sometime later during the reign of Darius the Mede, a plot is laid against Daniel by those opposed to his rise to greater power. The end result is that Daniel is placed in a den of lions but saved from harm by the God to whom he faithfully prays. The incident allows an interesting insight into Darius, who (at least for a time) is even evangelistic on behalf of this marvelous “God of Daniel.”

Darius’ enthusiasm for the “God of Daniel” is evidently not long-lived. There is no evidence that Babylon did in fact turn to God. On the contrary, it appears that Darius’ character is so unaffected that he betrays his own nation. Realizing Babylonia’s now-weakened condition against the power of Persia, Darius deserts to Cyrus and helps bring about the final overthrow of the very nation he has ruled. Since Nabonidus has gotten into such a drunken state while in exile that he cannot raise a defense, Cyrus walks into Babylon without any opposition and is hailed as king of Babylonia.

So ends the power of the great Babylonian Empire, just as the prophets had foretold. Never again will it rise to a position of great power. Concurrent with the change of rule in Babylon, Daniel leaves the palace and his position of governmental prominence.

And yet apparently Daniel finds favor under the new Persian government as well. And yet apparently Daniel finds favor under the new Persian government as well.What Daniel does from this point on is unknown, but presumably he remains in Babylon. He will be heard from once again after a period of two or three years.

# 但以理书(DAN)
## 大利乌王立但以理为三总长之一
[6:1] 大利乌随心所愿,立一百二十个总督治理通国。
[6:2] 又在他们以上立总长三人(但以理在其中),使总督在他们三人面前回复事务,免得王受亏损。
[6:3] 因这但以理有美好的灵性,所以显然超乎其余的总长和总督,王又想立他治理通国。
## 众臣妒但以理欲寻隙讼之
[6:4] 那时,总长和总督寻找但以理误国的把柄,为要参他;只是找不着他的错误过失,因他忠心办事,毫无错误过失。
[6:5] 那些人便说:「我们要找参这但以理的把柄,除非在他神的律法中就寻不着。」
## 奏请降诏谕民三旬内惟王是求
[6:6] 于是,总长和总督纷纷聚集来见王说:「愿大利乌王万岁!
[6:7] 国中的总长、钦差、总督、谋士和巡抚彼此商议,要立一条坚定的禁令,三十日内不拘何人,若在王以外,或向神或向人求什么,就必扔在狮子坑中。
[6:8] 王啊,现在求你立这禁令,加盖玉玺,使禁令决不更改,照玛代和波斯人的例,是不可更改的。」
[6:9] 于是大利乌王立这禁令,加盖玉玺。
## 但以理仍日三次祷告神
[6:10] 但以理知道这禁令盖了玉玺,就到自己家里(他楼上的窗户开向耶路撒冷),一日三次双膝跪在他神面前,祷告感谢,与素常一样。
[6:11] 那些人就纷纷聚集,见但以理在他神面前祈祷恳求,
[6:12] 他们便进到王前,提王的禁令说:「王啊,三十日内不拘何人,若在王以外,或向神或向人求什么,必被扔在狮子坑中,王不是在这禁令上盖了玉玺吗?」王回答说:「实有这事,照玛代和波斯人的例是不可更改的。」
[6:13] 他们对王说:「王啊,那被掳之犹大人中的但以理不理你,也不遵你盖了玉玺的禁令,他竟一日三次祈祷。」
[6:14] 王听见这话,就甚愁烦,一心要救但以理,筹划解救他,直到日落的时候。
[6:15] 那些人就纷纷聚集来见王说:「王啊,当知道玛代人和波斯人有例,凡王所立的禁令和律例都不可更改。」
## 王依禁令投之于狮坑
[6:16] 王下令,人就把但以理带来,扔在狮子坑中。王对但以理说:「你所常事奉的神,他必救你。」
[6:17] 有人搬石头放在坑口,王用自己的玺和大臣的印封闭那坑,使惩办但以理的事毫无更改。
[6:18] 王回宫,终夜禁食,无人拿乐器到他面前,并且睡不着觉。
## 主护但以理不为狮伤
[6:19] 次日黎明,王就起来,急忙往狮子坑那里去。
[6:20] 临近坑边,哀声呼叫但以理,对但以理说:「永生神的仆人但以理啊!你所常事奉的神能救你脱离狮子吗?」
[6:21] 但以理对王说:「愿王万岁!
[6:22] 我的神差遣使者封住狮子的口,叫狮子不伤我;因我在神面前无辜,我在王面前也没有行过亏损的事。」
[6:23] 王就甚喜乐,吩咐人将但以理从坑里系上来。于是但以理从坑里被系上来,身上毫无伤损,因为信靠他的神。
## 讼但以理者遭报见噬
[6:24] 王下令,人就把那些控告但以理的人,连他们的妻子儿女都带来,扔在狮子坑中。他们还没有到坑底,狮子就抓住他们,咬碎他们的骨头。
## 王谕全国敬畏神
[6:25] 那时,大利乌王传旨,晓谕住在全地各方、各国、各族的人说:「愿你们大享平安!
[6:26] 现在我降旨晓谕我所统辖的全国人民,要在但以理的神面前战兢恐惧。「因为他是永远长存的活神,他的国永不败坏,他的权柄永存无极!
[6:27] 他护庇人、搭救人,在天上地下施行神迹奇事,救了但以理脱离狮子的口。」
[6:28] 如此,这但以理当大利乌王在位的时候和波斯王古列在位的时候,大享亨通。
# 但以理书(DAN)
[1:21] 到古列王元年,但以理还在。

By Lydia 小黎(梨🍐)٩(●˙▿˙●)۶…⋆ฺ

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