Daniel 3:18
New International Version
But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up."

New Living Translation
But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”

English Standard Version
But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

Berean Study Bible
But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden statue you have set up.”

New American Standard Bible
"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 King James Version
But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”

King James 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.

Christian Standard Bible
But even if he does not rescue us, we want you as king to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up."

Contemporary English Version
But even if he doesn't, we still won't worship your gods and the gold statue you have set up."

Good News Translation
But even if he doesn't, Your Majesty may be sure that we will not worship your god, and we will not bow down to the gold statue that you have set up."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But even if He does not rescue us, we want you as king to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up."

International Standard Version
But if not, rest assured, your majesty, that we won't serve your gods, and we won't worship the golden statue that you have set up."

NET Bible
But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we don't serve your gods, and we will not pay homage to the golden statue that you have erected."

New Heart English 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."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if he doesn't, you should know, Your Majesty, we'll never honor your gods or worship the gold statue that you set up."

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.'

New American Standard 1977
“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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not worship thy god, nor honour the statue which thou hast raised up.

King James 2000 Bible
But if not, be it known unto you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the image which thou hast set up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if he will not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not worship thy gods, nor adore the golden statue which thou hast set up.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.'
Study Bible
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Accused
17If the God whom we serve exists, then He is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and from your hand, O king. 18But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden statue you have set up.”
Cross References
Hebrews 11:25
He chose to suffer oppression with God's people rather than to experience the fleeting enjoyment of sin.

Joshua 24:15
But if it is unpleasing in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD!"

1 Kings 19:14
"I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of Hosts," he replied, "but the Israelites have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I am the only one left, and they are seeking my life as well."

1 Kings 19:18
Nevertheless, I have reserved seven thousand in Israel--all whose knees have not bowed to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him."

Isaiah 51:12
I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal man, or a son of man who withers like grass?

Isaiah 51:13
But you have forgotten the LORD, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth. You live in terror all day long because of the fury of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction. But where is the fury of the oppressor?

Daniel 3:28
Nebuchadnezzar declared, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him. They violated the king's command and risked their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

be it.

Job 13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

Proverbs 28:1
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Isaiah 51:12,13
I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; …

that.

Exodus 20:3-5
Thou shalt have no other gods before me…

Leviticus 19:4
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.







Lexicon
But even if
וְהֵ֣ן (wə·hên)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 2006: Lo!, there, less, whether, but, if

He does not,
לָ֔א (lā)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3809: Not, no

let it
לֶהֱוֵא־ (le·hĕ·wê-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1934: To become, come to pass, be

be known
יְדִ֥יעַ (yə·ḏî·a‘)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3046: To know

to you,
לָ֖ךְ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

O king,
מַלְכָּ֑א (mal·kā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

that
דִּ֤י (dî)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 1768: Who, which, that, because

we will not
לָא־ (lā-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3809: Not, no

serve
פָֽלְחִ֔ין (p̄ā·lə·ḥîn)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6399: To pay reverence to, serve

your gods
לאלהיך (lê·lā·hā·yiḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 426: God

or worship
נִסְגֻּֽד׃ (nis·guḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5457: To prostrate oneself

the golden
דַּהֲבָ֛א (da·hă·ḇā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 1722: Gold

statue
וּלְצֶ֧לֶם (ū·lə·ṣe·lem)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6755: An idolatrous figure

you have set up.”
הֲקֵ֖ימְתָּ (hă·qê·mə·tā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6966: To arise, stand
3:8-18 True devotion calms the spirit, quiets and softens it, but superstition and devotion to false gods inflame men's passions. The matter is put into a little compass, Turn, or burn. Proud men are still ready to say, as Nebuchadnezzar, Who is the Lord, that I should fear his power? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did not hesitate whether they should comply or not. Life or death were not to be considered. Those that would avoid sin, must not parley with temptation when that to which we are allured or affrighted is manifestly evil. Stand not to pause about it, but say, as Christ did, Get thee behind me, Satan. They did not contrive an evasive answer, when a direct answer was expected. Those who make their duty their main care, need not be anxious or fearful concerning the event. The faithful servants of God find him able to control and overrule all the powers armed against them. Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst. If He be for us, we need not fear what man can do unto us. God will deliver us, either from death or in death. They must obey God rather than man; they must rather suffer than sin; and must not do evil that good may come. Therefore none of these things moved them. The saving them from sinful compliance, was as great a miracle in the kingdom of grace, as the saving them out of the fiery furnace was in the kingdom of nature. Fear of man and love of the world, especially want of faith, make men yield to temptation, while a firm persuasion of the truth will deliver them from denying Christ, or being ashamed of him. We are to be meek in our replies, but we must be decided that we will obey God rather than man.
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