Daniel 2:49 Index
"Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrack, Meshach, and Abed-nego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king."
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"...Daniel requested of the king..."

  • Daniel did not become intoxicated by the great honors that had been conferred upon him. He remembered his comrades. They had shared in the prayer (Daniel 2:18); they shared also in the reward. (4BC 777)
  • "Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king,”—a place where judgment was dispensed, and his three companions were made counselors, judges, and rulers in the midst of the land. These men were not puffed up with vanity, but they saw and rejoiced that God was recognized above all earthly potentates, and that His kingdom was extolled above all earthly kingdoms. (FE 412-413)
  • Daniel did not become bewildered or intoxicated by his signal victory and his wonderful advancement. He first remembered the three who were companions with him in anxiety respecting the king's matter. As they had helped him with their prayers, he determined that they should share his honors. At his request they were placed over the affairs of Babylon, while Daniel himself sat in the gate of the king. The gate was the place where councils were held and where matters of chief moment were considered. The record is a simple declaration that Daniel became chief counselor to the king. (US 69)

"...Daniel sat in the gate of the king."

  • The place where Oriental kings sat as judges and where chief councils convened (Genesis 19:1). (4BC 777)