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

  • Omologe Eseakpevwe John
    We need the spirit of discernment to know the purpose of every matter brought before us. If the king had discerned the evil motive of the presidents and princes, I would definitely have refused passing the decree. The need of the hour is complete submission to the Holy Spirit so that He can guide us on the path of truth and righteousness. God bless you all in Jesus matchless name.
  • Steve morrow
    1 timothy 6:12 fight the good fight of lay hold on eternal life whereunto thou art also called and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses 2 Corinthians 10:4 for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through GOD to the pulling down of strong holds ephesians 6:17 and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit which is the word of GOD
  • Ruby Barefield
    God will shut the gain sayers mouth for his word say in the bible says many are the afflictions of the righteous but God deliver them out of them all my QUESTION to stop fighting your own battles he will WIN not you we must humble ourselves under mighty hand of God. I challenge you let go self it's in the way. Just as Daniel believed God's word and proposed we can if we just hold onto our faith t
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Daniel 6:21-22 "Daniel answered, May the king live forever! MY GOD sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty." IN SHORT: IF GOD BE FOR U WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU! LIONS WILL COME TO TRY TO STOP YOUR PROGRESS BUT ALLOW GOD TO SHUT THEIR MOUTHS AND JUST PRAY AND BELIEVE!
  • Parmetu magiro
    can somebody tell me ,why was Daniel praying while windows open and facing jerusalem
  • Irene123
    To Simon - The Jews always prayed toward - JERUSALEM; so the direction didn't matter.

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