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Daniel 3

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1 King Nebuchadnezzar made a golden idol, sixty cubits high, six cubits wide, and set him on the field of Deira, in the region of Babylon.
2 And king Nebuchadnezzar sent to collect satraps, governors, governor, supreme judges, treasury guards, lawyers, court overseers and all regional rulers, so that they would come to the grand opening of the idol set up by king Nebuchadnezzar.
3 And the satraps, governors, military leaders, supreme judges, treasury guards, lawyers, court keepers and all regional rulers gathered to open the idol that the king set Nebuchadnezzar and stood before the idol that Nebuchadnezzar had erected.
4 Then the herald exclaimed loudly: he is declared unto you, peoples, tribes and languages:
5 while you hear the sound of a trumpet, flute, zither, tsevnitsy, gusli and symphony and all kinds of musical instruments, fall and bow to the golden idol that King Nebuchadnezzar set up.
6 But he who does not fall and does not bow will be immediately thrown into a furnace burning with fire.
7 Therefore, when all the peoples heard the sound of a trumpet, flute, zither, tsevnitsy, gusli and all kinds of musical instruments, then all the nations, tribes and languages ​​fell, and bowed to the golden idol, which was set by Nebuchadnezzar the king.

eight At this very time, some of the Chaldeans set about and reported to the Jews.
nine They said to King Nebuchadnezzar: King, live forever!
ten You, the king, have commanded that every person who hears the sound of a trumpet, pipe, zither, tsevnitsy, gusli and symphony and all kinds of musical instruments, fall and bow to the golden idol;
eleven and whoever does not fall and does not bow, he must be thrown into the furnace, burning with fire.
12 There are Jewish men whom you set over the affairs of the country of Babylon: Shadrach, Mesh, and Abednego; these men do not obey your command, king, do not serve your gods and do not worship the golden idol that you set.
13 Then Nebuchadnezzar, in anger and rage, commanded the bringing of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; and these men were brought to the king.
fourteen Nebuchadnezzar said to them: Do you intentionally, Sedrach, Mesh, and Abednego, do not serve my gods, and do not worship the golden idol that I set?
fifteen From now on, if you are ready, as soon as you hear the sound of a trumpet, pipe, zither, tsevnitsa, gusli, symphony and all kinds of musical instruments, drop and bow to the idol that I made; if you don’t bow, then at that very hour you will be thrown into a furnace burning with fire, and then what God will deliver you from my hand?
16 And the Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered, and said unto King Nebuchadnezzar: There is no need for us to answer this to you.
17 Our God, whom we serve, is able to save us from the furnace, burning with fire, and the king will deliver from your hand.
18 If this does not happen, then let it be known to you, king, that we will not serve your gods and we will not bow to the golden idol that you set.

19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with fury, and his face changed to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and he commanded to light the stove seven times more than they usually lighted it,
20 and he ordered the strongest men from his army to bind Sedrach, Meshach, and Abednego and toss them into a furnace burning with fire.
21 Then these men were bound in their underwear and upper dress, in headbands and in their other clothes, and thrown into the furnace, burning with fire.
22 And as the king’s command was strict, and the furnace was extremely hot, the flames of fire killed those people who threw Sedrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell into a bound incandescent furnace.
24 Nebuchadnezzar the king was amazed, and hastily stood up, and said to his nobles: have we not thrown three men bound into the fire? They answered the king in response: Truly so, king!
25 To this he said: now, I see four unconnected men walking in the midst of the fire, and there is no harm to them; and the appearance of the fourth is like the son of God.
26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came up to the mouth of the furnace, burning with fire, and said: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, slaves of the Most High God! come out and come! Then Cedrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out of the fire.
27 And, having gathered, the satraps, governors, military leaders and advisers of the king saw that the fire had no power over the bodies of these husbands, and that the hair on the head was not scorched, and their clothes had not changed, and even the smell of fire was not from them.

28 Then Nebuchadnezzar said: Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who sent his angel and delivered his servants, who trusted in him and did not obey the king’s command, and gave their bodies [to fire] so as not to serve and worship another god other than God his!
29th And a command is given from me that from every nation, tribe and tongue whoever blasphemes against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, is cut into pieces, and his house is turned into ruins, for there is no other god who could save him like that.
thirty Then the king exalted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the country of Babylon.

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