Daniel 6:20 Index
"And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, 'O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions'"
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"...(Darius)... cried... unto Daniel..."

  • Darius' words... "the living God," show he had become acquainted with Daniel's belief in a God not made of gold, wood, or stone. The same witness Daniel had so faithfully shown to Nebuchadnezzar was now impressing Darius, that there was a God in heaven who rules in the affairs of men. (KC 71)

"...he cried with a lamentable voice..."

  • The voice is an index to the emotions, and it is difficult for people to hide their inner feelings. The king had gone through the ordeal of seeing his most faithful servant thrown to the lions. This dreadful experience was followed by a long, sleepless night. Little wonder that his voice betrayed his inner restlessness, anxiety, and bitter remorse! (4BC 813-814)

"...'O Daniel, servant of the living God..."

  • The words of Darius reveal a degree of acquaintance with the God and religion of Daniel. The fact that the king spoke of Daniel's God as the "living God" suggests that Daniel had instructed him concerning the nature and power of the true God. (4BC 814)