Daniel 6:9 Index
"Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree."
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"...Darius signed the writing..."

  • The decree they presented was designed to increase honor and respect for the royal will. No prayer or petition, they declared, was to be addressed to any man or god, save the king, for thirty days. By this flattering approach the princes hid their evil design against Daniel. The king singed the decree, and it became an unalterable law of the Medes and Persians. (US 99)
  • The king placed great confidence in his prime minister, and anything purporting to have his approval was accepted without further investigation. The form of a decree was presented to the king. It exalted Darius above all earthly monarchs, and attempted to place him above God. King Darius placed his seal upon the document, making it a law of the land, that for thirty days no man should bow down or worship or ask any petition, save of the king. (SNH 94)