Daniel 6:16 Index
"Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, 'Thy God whom thou servest continually, He will deliver thee.'"
Research Material

"...Thy God whom thou servest continually, He will deliver thee."

  • [King Darius's] words were in striking contrast with those of Nebuchadnezzar uttered on another occasion that was in some respects similar (Daniel 3:15). Darius may have been acquainted with the miracles that God had performed in the days of Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar. (4BC 813)
  • When the hands of men are tied, when there is no power on earth to help, then is God's opportunity. And Daniel's prayer still ascended: "It is time for Thee, Lord to work. Keep me in perfect harmony with Thee." While his own heart was in sympathy with Heaven, there was no power on earth that could deprive him of his life, if God desired him to live.... Daniel and Darius met at the mouth of the lion's den, but there was not another man in the realm fitted to go inside as this same Daniel. Pressing the hand of his esteemed minister, Darius said, "Thy God whom thou servest continually, He will deliver thee." Daniel passed into the midst of the wild beasts of the forest, and a stone was brought and laid upon the mouth of the den. Probably some feared that friends and sympathizers of Daniel might come to the rescue, so the seal of the king was placed upon the stone, that the purpose might not be changed. (SNH 98)