Daniel 6:6 Index
"Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever."
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"...presidents and princes assembled together to the king..."

  • There is no need to assume that all governors of the empire assembled before the king concerning this matter. Doubtless only those appeared who envied Daniel's position. If all had been called together for the occasion, the king might have become suspicious, especially if Daniel was not among them. The plotters probably calculated that with only a few approaching the king with the request, the chances of deceiving the monarch were greater than if they waited until all the governors from every corner of the empire could be assembled to appear before him. (4BC 811)
  • Thereupon the presidents and princes, counseling together, devised a scheme whereby they hoped to accomplish the prophet's destruction. They determined to ask the king to sign a decree which they should prepare, forbidding any person in the realm to ask anything of God or man, except of Darius the king, for the space of thirty days. A violation of this decree should be punished by casting the offender into a den of lions. (PK 540)