Daniel 6:5 Index
"Then said these men, 'We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God."
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"...We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel..."

  • A careful scrutiny of Daniel's habits, a close observation of his dealings with associates and subordinates, and a careful checking of the records, reveled no irregularities to provide a ground for complaints or accusations. (4BC 811)
  • One can imagine the language of the princes as they discussed the matter. Every scheme they had tried had been checked, and yet it was generally acknowledged that it would be useless to bring a complaint concerning the work of Daniel. There was but one possible way to condemn him, and that must be concerning his religion. Even on that point they dared not make open accusation, but must accomplish their end without revealing their object. Their contemptible, under-handed method of procedure brought them in conflict with the God of Daniel, not with Daniel as an individual. (SNH 93)