Daniel 6:20

“And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he came to the den, he cryed with a lamentable voice vnto Daniel, and the king spake and said to Daniel: O Daniel, seruant of the liuing God, Is thy God whom thou seruest continually, able to deliuer thee from the Lyons?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When he had come near the den to Daniel, he cried out with a troubled voice. The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you constantly serve, been able to deliver you from the lions?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he came near unto the den to Daniel, he cried with a lamentable voice; the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he came near the hole where Daniel was, he gave a loud cry of grief; the king made answer and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is your God, whose servant you are at all times, able to keep you safe from the lions?
- Basic English Bible

And when he came near unto the den, he cried with a mournful voice unto Daniel: the king spoke and said unto Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, hath thy God whom thou servest continually been able to save thee from the lions?
- Darby Bible

And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice to Daniel: and the king spoke and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
- Webster's Bible

When he came near to the den to Daniel, he cried with a lamentable voice; the king spoke and said to Daniel, Daniel, servant of the living God, is your God, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions?
- World English Bible

and at his coming near to the den, to Daniel, with a grieved voice, he crieth. The king hath answered and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, thy God, whom thou art serving continually, is He able to deliver thee from the lions?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

(6:21) And when he came near unto the den to Daniel, he cried with a pained voice; the king spoke and said to Daniel: 'O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 6:20


6:20 Able to deliver - What he doubted of, we are sure of, that the servants of the living God, have a master who is able to deliver them and bear them out in his service.


Discussion for Daniel 6

  • Mandy
    It tells us how great God is if you are faithful to him. Daniel stood on his words not to worship any other God apart his God who create heaven and earth.
  • 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

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