Daniel 6:4 Index
"Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him."
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"...princes sought to find occasion against Daniel..."

  • In his plans to elevate Daniel to the highest civil office in the state, the king doubtless acted in the interests of the crown and of the empire. However, he failed to take into account the feelings of jealousy that would naturally be aroused among the Median and Persian dignitaries when a Jew, a former minister of the Babylonians, occupied a position that, according to their expectations, should be theirs. (4BC 810)
  • Then was the envy of the other rulers raised against (Daniel), and they set about to destroy hi,. As related to the kingdom, Daniel's conduct was perfect. He was faithful and true. They could find no ground for complaint against him on that score. They then said they cold find no occasion to accuse him, except as concerning the law of his God. So let it be with us. A person can have no better recommendation. (US 98)

"...they could find none occasion nor fault..."

  • Despite his advanced age -- he was now in his middle eighties -- Daniel was able to perform his duties of state in such a way that no errors or faults could be charged against him. This accomplishment was due to his personal integrity and to confidence in the unfailing guidance of his heavenly Father. To love and serve God was to him more important than life itself. Scrupulous adherence from his youth to the laws of health doubtless gave him a vigor far beyond what was usual for men of his age. (4BC 810-811)