Daniel 3:18

“But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if not, bee it knowen vnto thee, O king, that we will not serue thy gods, nor worship thy golden image, which thou hast set vp.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But {even} if {He does} not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if not, be certain, O King, that we will not be the servants of your gods, or give worship to the image of gold which you have put up.
- Basic English Bible

But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image that thou hast set up.
- Darby Bible

But if not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
- Webster's Bible

But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.
- World English Bible

And lo -- not! be it known to thee, O king, that thy gods we are not serving, and to the golden image thou hast raised up we do no obeisance.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 3:18


3:18 But if not - It was therefore all one to them, which way God would honour himself; they were resolved to suffer rather than sin, and leave the cause to God. Indeed if God be for us, we need not fear what man can do unto us. Let him do his worst. God will deliver us either from death, or in death.


Discussion for Daniel 3

  • Paula Everett
    Daniel Chp. 3rd chapter: Gives us a God that honors obedience. These three now adults grew up in Babylon.They demonstrated Faithfulness from the beginning of their residency to a foreign land and foreign gods. They knew serving the one True God has always caused God to move on their behalf. They feared the God that is above all gods. They were witnesses of being in right with God never fails.
  • Ethel
    Faith in GOD is the only cure. Everything else just mask it and then create other problems. anything
  • Dilip Hughonse
    Have complete faith in the Lord and miracles happen.
    Our doubts block the flow of blessings from the Lord Jesus, the living God.
    Lack of complete faith in the Lord causes confusion and difficulties in our lives.
    The Lord is the healer and those who trust in His power get healed from mental and physical ailments.
  • Dilip Hughonse
    Have complete faith in the Lord and miracles happen.
    Our doubts block the flow of blessings from the Lord Jesus, the living God.
    Lack of complete faith in the Lord causes confusion and difficulties in our lives.
    The Lord is the healer and those who trust in His power get healed from mental and physical ailments.
  • Michael J Larkin
    In Daniel 4-25.
    How could the King say," The fourth look like the Son of God." If the Son of God hasn't come yet.
  • Rev -Wood
    Some people are using Daniel chapter 3 as a cure all scripture. The whole lesson in Daniel Chapter 3 simply summed up is that if we would only trust and believe in God and truly understand that know good thing would he withhold from them that diligently seek Him. The problem is that few are seeking Him. I often say that we treat God like a spare tire!

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