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

  • Edna
    Psalm 2 Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine vain thing.The kings of the earth setthemselves and rulers take counsel together againt The Lord and againt his anointed say lets break their bands asunder and cast away their cords from us.HE THAT SITTED IN HEAVENS SHALL LAUGH. THE SHALL HAVE THEM IN DERISION Daniel just show us what to take place soon Thank You LORD GOD ALMIGHT
  • Sylvia
    Michael J. Larkin, The son of God was with God from the beginning of creation. Read Genesis chapter 1:26, LET US make man in our image.
  • Charley
    exodus 20-2 thou shall not make unto thee any graven image
    thou shalt not bow to them nor serve them.1cor 6-9 no idolatars
    will enter the kingdom of GOD.america is a idolatrous nation and
    so are many churches.repent and come to the real jesus christ
    for salvation. heaven to gain hell to shun
  • Claude Brown
    God is God, they were prepared because of the trials and tribulations that they had coming up out of Jerusalem and their faith was in the only true God
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    As he showed His power to king Nebuchadnezzar, our Great God of Heaven continues to manifest His greatness to this day. This is a signal to all people of the world that worship Jesus they must as not doing so qualifies them for the fiery furnace of hell.
  • 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.

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