Daniel 6:2

“And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And ouer these, three Presidents, (of whom Daniel was first) that the Princes might giue accompts vnto them, and the King should haue no damage.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and over them three commissioners (of whom Daniel was one), that these satraps might be accountable to them, and that the king might not suffer loss.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and over them three presidents, of whom Daniel was one; that these satraps might give account unto them, and that the king should have no damage.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And over them were three chief rulers, of whom Daniel was one; and the captains were to be responsible to the chief rulers, so that the king might undergo no loss.
- Basic English Bible

and over these, three presidents -- of whom Daniel was one -- to whom these satraps should render account, and that the king should suffer no loss.
- Darby Bible

And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts to them, and the king should have no damage.
- Webster's Bible

and over them three presidents, of whom Daniel was one; that these satraps might give account to them, and that the king should have no damage.
- World English Bible

and higher than they three presidents, of whom Daniel [is] first, that these satraps may give to them an account, and the king have no loss.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(6:3) and over them three presidents, of whom Daniel was one; that these satraps might give account unto them, and that the king should have no damage.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 6:2


6:2 Daniel was first - Belshazzar's promise to Daniel was, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom, chap.#5:7|,16,29. The first was general of the army, the second president of the palace, the third of the land and provinces.


Discussion for Daniel 6

  • Irene123
    To Simon - The Jews always prayed toward - JERUSALEM; so the direction didn't matter.
  • Anne
    In this scripture we are reminded that in the service of God, what is meant for evil, God will turn for good and His name will ne magnified.
  • Brad
    It goes to show that flattery does not get the desired results in the long run. Let your Yea be Yea and your Nay, Nay. If you are living out the Truth you do not have to try and flatter anyone. your way of life will show your character, especially in a time of testing.
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    When in Jerusalem, they typically prayed toward the north. Toward the east Like in Ezekial faces the sun( pagan) and toward the west is in defiance of God. When not in Jerusalem, in exile, toward Jerusalem seems to be the case here.
  • LOSE
    No matter what the enemy put you through our GOD IS able to RESCUE US, FOR HIS NAME' SAKE thats why he said BE COMFORTED FOR I HAVE CONQUIRED THE WORLD. Nothing will overpower us if we have JESUS.
  • Simon
    Can someone assist me with an answer here. From Daniels upper room of prayer, which side was Jerusalem facing, east, west, north or south?

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