Daniel 6:5
New International Version
Finally these men said, "We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God."

New Living Translation
So they concluded, “Our only chance of finding grounds for accusing Daniel will be in connection with the rules of his religion.”

English Standard Version
Then these men said, “We shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God.”

Berean Study Bible
Finally these men said, “We will never find any charge against this Daniel, unless we find something against him concerning the law of his God.”

King James Bible
Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.

New King James Version
Then these men said, “We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.”

New American Standard Bible
Then these men said, “We will not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him regarding the law of his God.”

NASB 1995
Then these men said, "We will not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God."

NASB 1977
Then these men said, “We shall not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God.”

Amplified Bible
Then these men said, “We will not find any basis for an accusation against this Daniel unless we find something against him in connection with the law of his God.”

Christian Standard Bible
Then these men said, “We will never find any charge against this Daniel unless we find something against him concerning the law of his God.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then these men said, "We will never find any charge against this Daniel unless we find something against him concerning the law of his God."

American Standard Version
Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those men were saying: “We will not find a pretext against this Daniel unless we find against him in the judgment of his God

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the governors said, We shall not find occasion against Daniel, except in the ordinances of his God.

Contemporary English Version
Finally, they said to one another, "We will never be able to bring any charge against Daniel, unless it has to do with his religion."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then these men said: We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, unless perhaps concerning the law of his God.

English Revised Version
Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.

Good News Translation
They said to each other, "We are not going to find anything of which to accuse Daniel unless it is something in connection with his religion."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These men said, "We won't find anything to accuse this man, Daniel, unless we find it in his religious practices."

International Standard Version
So these men said, "We'll never find any basis for complaint against Daniel unless we build it on the requirements of his God."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said these men: 'We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him in the matter of the law of his God.'

Literal Standard Version
Then these men are saying, “We do not find against this Daniel any cause of complaint, except we have found [it] against him in the Law of his God.”

NET Bible
So these men concluded, "We won't find any pretext against this man Daniel unless it is in connection with the law of his God."

New Heart English Bible
Then these men said, "We will not find any charge against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God."

World English Bible
Then these men said, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.

Young's Literal Translation
Then these men are saying, 'We do not find against this Daniel any cause of complaint, except we have found it against him in the law of his God.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Plot Against Daniel
4Thus the administrators and satraps sought a charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no charge or corruption, because he was trustworthy, and no negligence or corruption was found in him. 5Finally these men said, “We will never find any charge against this Daniel, unless we find something against him concerning the law of his God.” 6So the administrators and satraps went together to the king and said, “O King Darius, may you live forever!…

Cross References
Acts 24:13
Nor can they prove to you any of their charges against me.

Acts 24:20
Otherwise, let these men state for themselves any crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin,

1 Samuel 29:3
Then the commanders of the Philistines asked, "What about these Hebrews?" Achish replied, "Is this not David, the servant of King Saul of Israel? He has been with me all these days, even years, and from the day he defected until today I have found no fault in him."

Jeremiah 29:7
Seek the prosperity of the city to which I have sent you as exiles. Pray to the LORD on its behalf, for if it prospers, you too will prosper."


Treasury of Scripture

Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.

1 Samuel 24:17
And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

Esther 3:8
And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.

John 19:6,7
When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him…









(5) This conspiracy was evidently the result of jealousy on the part of the other officers at the advancement of Daniel.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Finally
אֱ֠דַיִן (’ĕ·ḏa·yin)
Adverb
Strong's 116: Then, thereupon

these
אִלֵּךְ֙ (’il·lêḵ)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 479: These

men
גֻּבְרַיָּ֤א (guḇ·ray·yā)
Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's 1400: A person

said,
אָֽמְרִ֔ין (’ā·mə·rîn)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 560: To say, tell, command

“We will never
לָ֧א (lā)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3809: Not, no

find
נְהַשְׁכַּ֛ח (nə·haš·kaḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 7912: To discover

any
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3606: The whole, all, any, every

charge
עִלָּ֑א (‘il·lā)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5931: Matter, affair, occasion

against this
דְּנָ֖ה (də·nāh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 1836: This

Daniel,
לְדָנִיֵּ֥אל (lə·ḏā·nî·yêl)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1841: Daniel -- 'God is my judge', an Israelite leader in Babylon

unless
לָהֵ֕ן (lā·hên)
Conjunction
Strong's 3861: Therefore, except

we find [something]
הַשְׁכַּ֥חְנָֽה (haš·kaḥ·nāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 7912: To discover

against him
עֲל֖וֹהִי (‘ă·lō·w·hî)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5922: Above, over, upon, against

concerning the law
בְּדָ֥ת (bə·ḏāṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1882: A royal edict, statute

of his God.”
אֱלָהֵֽהּ׃ (’ĕ·lā·hêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 426: God


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