Daniel 6:8
New International Version
Now, Your Majesty, issue the decree and put it in writing so that it cannot be altered--in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed."

New Living Translation
And now, Your Majesty, issue and sign this law so it cannot be changed, an official law of the Medes and Persians that cannot be revoked.”

English Standard Version
Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of the Medes and the Persians, which cannot be revoked.”

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, O king, establish the decree and sign the document so that it cannot be changed—in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.”

King James Bible
Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.

New King James Version
Now, O king, establish the decree and sign the writing, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which does not alter.”

New American Standard Bible
Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document so that it will not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked.”

NASB 1995
"Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document so that it may not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked."

NASB 1977
“Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document so that it may not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked.”

Amplified Bible
Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document so that it may not be changed, in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which [insures that it] may not be altered or revoked.”

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, Your Majesty, establish the edict and sign the document so that, as a law of the Medes and Persians, it is irrevocable and cannot be changed.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, Your Majesty, establish the edict and sign the document so that, as a law of the Medes and Persians, it is irrevocable and cannot be changed."

American Standard Version
Now, O king, establish the interdict, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, oh, King, command this commandment and write the writing that it shall not change in the law of Media and Persia, and it shall not change”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now then, O king, establish the decree, and publish a writ, that the decree of the Persians and Medes be not changed.

Contemporary English Version
Order this to be written and then sign it, so it cannot be changed, just as no written law of the Medes and Persians can be changed."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now, therefore, O king, confirm the sentence, and sign the decree: that what is decreed by the Medes and Persians may not be altered, nor any man be allowed to transgress it.

English Revised Version
Now, O king, establish the interdict, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.

Good News Translation
So let Your Majesty issue this order and sign it, and it will be in force, a law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your Majesty, issue this decree, and sign it. According to the law of the Medes and Persians no one could change it or repeal it."

International Standard Version
Therefore, your majesty, establish the decree and sign the written document so it can't be changed, in accordance with the laws of the Medes and Persians that can't be repealed."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now, O king, establish the interdict, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.'

Literal Standard Version
Now, O king, you establish the interdict, and sign the writing, that it is not to be changed, as a law of Media and Persia, that does not pass away.”

NET Bible
Now let the king issue a written interdict so that it cannot be altered, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed.

New Heart English Bible
Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed."

World English Bible
Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which doesn't alter.

Young's Literal Translation
Now, O king, thou dost establish the interdict, and sign the writing, that it is not to be changed, as a law of Media and Persia, that doth not pass away.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Plot Against Daniel
7All the royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers, and governors have agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce a decree that for thirty days anyone who petitions any god or man except you, O king, will be thrown into the den of lions. 8Therefore, O king, establish the decree and sign the document so that it cannot be changed— in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.” 9Therefore King Darius signed the written decree.…

Cross References
Esther 1:19
So if it pleases the king, let him issue a royal decree, and let it be recorded in the laws of Persia and Media so that it cannot be repealed, that Vashti shall never again enter the presence of King Xerxes, and that her royal position shall be given to a woman better than she.

Esther 3:12
On the thirteenth day of the first month, the royal scribes were summoned and the order was written exactly as Haman commanded the royal satraps, the governors of each province, and the officials of each people, in the script of each province and the language of every people. It was written in the name of King Xerxes and sealed with the royal signet ring.

Esther 8:8
Now you may write in the king's name as you please regarding the Jews, and seal it with the royal signet ring. For a decree that is written in the name of the king and sealed with the royal signet ring cannot be revoked."

Esther 8:10
Mordecai wrote in the name of King Xerxes and sealed it with the royal signet ring. He sent the documents by mounted couriers riding on swift horses bred from the royal mares.

Isaiah 10:1
Woe to those who enact unjust statutes and issue oppressive decrees,

Daniel 5:28
PERES means that your kingdom has been divided and given over to the Medes and Persians."

Daniel 6:12
So they approached the king and asked about his royal decree: "Did you not sign a decree that for thirty days any man who petitions any god or man except you, O king, will be thrown into the den of lions?" The king replied, "According to the law of the Medes and Persians the order stands, and it cannot be repealed."

Daniel 6:15
Then the men approached the king together and said to him, "Remember, O king, that by the law of the Medes and Persians no decree or ordinance established by the king can be changed."


Treasury of Scripture

Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which alters not.

establish.

Esther 3:12
Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed with the king's ring.

Esther 8:10
And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus' name, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries:

Isaiah 10:1
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;

according.

Daniel 6:12,15
Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not…

Esther 1:19
If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.

Esther 8:3
And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.

altereth not.

Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.









(8) Sign the writing.--Literally, record the decree, so that there might be no possibility of its being recalled. (Comp. Esther 8:8.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Therefore,
כְּעַ֣ן (kə·‘an)
Adverb
Strong's 3705: Now

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

establish
תְּקִ֥ים (tə·qîm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6966: To arise, stand

the decree
אֱסָרָ֖א (’ĕ·sā·rā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 633: An interdict

and sign
וְתִרְשֻׁ֣ם (wə·ṯir·šum)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7560: To inscribe, sign

the document
כְּתָבָ֑א (kə·ṯā·ḇā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 3792: Something written, a writing, record, book

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

it cannot
לָ֧א (lā)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3809: Not, no

be changed—
לְהַשְׁנָיָ֛ה (lə·haš·nā·yāh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8133: To change

in accordance with the law
כְּדָת־ (kə·ḏāṯ-)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1882: A royal edict, statute

of the Medes
מָדַ֥י (mā·ḏay)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4076: Medes -- descendants of Japheth, also their land

and Persians,
וּפָרַ֖ס (ū·p̄ā·ras)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6540: Persians -- a country in west Asia which conquered Babylon

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

cannot
לָ֥א (lā)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3809: Not, no

be repealed.”
תֶעְדֵּֽא׃ (ṯe‘·dê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5709: To advance, pass on, continue, to remove, to bedeck


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