Daniel 6:23 Index
"Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God."
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"..Daniel was taken up out of the den..."

  • The requirements of the royal decree had been met. That decree had not required the execution of the transgressor, but only that he "be cast into the den of lions" (Daniel 6:7). There is no question, of course, but that these words implied the death sentence. Daniel had been cast into the lions' den, and there were no constitutional restrictions to prevent the king from removing Daniel from the lions' den. (4BC 814)

"...no manner of hurt was found upon him..."

  • Here, then, stood Daniel, preserved by a power higher than any power of earth. His cause was vindicated, his innocency declared.... Faith did it. A miracle had been wrought. Why, then, were Daniel's accusers brought and cast in? They probably attributed the preservation of Daniel, not to any miracle in his behalf, but to the fact that the lions chanced at that time not to be hungry. The king may have said, "In that case they will no more attack you than him, so we will test the matter by putting you in." The lions were hungry enough when not restrained by divine intervention, and these men were torn to pieces before they reached the bottom of the den. Thus was Daniel doubly vindicated, and the words of Solomon were strikingly fulfilled: "The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in His stead." (Proverbs 11:8). (US 102-103)
  • "He is not here, but is risen." "Why seek ye the living among the dead?" (Luke 24:4-6) said the angel, as the women came to the sepulcher of Christ. So no manner of hurt was found upon Daniel, the representative of Christ, "because he believed in his God;" because innocency was found in him. (SNH 99)