Daniel 3:13 Index
"Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before the king."
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"...commanded to bring..."

  • Can it be, thought the king when the image is made after the pattern of the one shown me by the God of the Jews, those men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, have failed to worship at my command? Can it be possible that when I have elevated those men, who were only salves, to high positions in the government, they disregard my laws? The thought rankled in the heart of the king. Self exaltation brooks no opposition, and the men were called forthwith into the presence of Nebuchadnezzar. (SNH 47)
  • Hitherto the king had shown great regard for these youth. Their faithfulness in all their duties could not but increase his confidence in them, and he had exalted them to positions of high honor. But he was filled with rage that his word had been disregarded, and commanded that they be brought into his presence. (The Signs of the Times article "A Lesson from the Three Hebrew Children" September 2, 1897)