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Daniel & The Lions Den


Daniel Chapter 6

Some 600 years before the birth of Jesus Christ there lived a man by the name of Daniel. As a youth Daniel saw his country invaded by the Babylonian army, and he was taken away as a prisoner, never again to return to his home country of Israel.

Because Daniel was of noble birth, he was educated in all the affairs of the Babylonian Empire.

Darius, the king of Babylon had great respect for Daniel because he was a good and very wise man.
There were many officials, however, who were extremely jealous of Daniel and they tried hard to find a way to destroy him.

One day the king announced that over the next 30 days, anyone found praying to a god other than to the king, would be thrown into a den full of lions.

Now Daniel had worshipped the Lord God, who made the heavens and the earth and every living thing, from his youth. He had served Him faithfully all his life and now he was an old man.

When Daniel’s enemies found him praying to God, they were delighted and immediately told the king. Darius was greatly distressed when he heard this news, but because the law had been made, the king was unable to change it.

King Darius said to Daniel “may your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you”. Daniel was thrown into the den of lions. That night the king was unable to sleep because of his concern for Daniel. Early the next morning, Darius went to the lion’s den and called out “Daniel!” Daniel called back, telling the king that God had sent his angel to shut the mouths of the lion’s, so that they did not hurt him.

Because of Daniel’s faithfulness to God, king Darius believed, saying of Daniel’s God that “he is the living God and he endures forever. His kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end.”


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