Daniel 6:21
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English Standard Version
Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever!

King James Bible
Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.

American Standard Version
Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Daniel answering the king, said: O king, live for ever:

English Revised Version
Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said Daniel to the king, O king, live for ever.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

On receiving the divine revelation, Daniel answered (ענה) with a prayer of thanksgiving. The word ענה retains its proper meaning. The revelation is of the character of an address from God, which Daniel answers with praise and thanks to God. The forms להוא, and in the plur. להון and להוין, which are peculiar to the biblical Chaldee, we regard, with Maur., Hitz., Kran., and others, as the imperfect or future forms, 3rd pers. sing. and plur., in which the ל instead of the י is to be explained perhaps from the Syriac praeform. נ, which is frequently found also in the Chaldee Targums (cf. Dietrich, de sermonis chald. proprietate, p. 43), while the Hebrew exiles in the word הוא used ל instead of נ as more easy of utterance. The doxology in this verse reminds us of Job 1:21. The expression "for ever and ever" occurs here in the O.T. for the first time, so that the solemn liturgical Beracha (Blessing) of the second temple, Nehemiah 9:5; 1 Chronicles 16:36, with which also the first (Psalm 45:14) and the fourth (Psalm 106:48) books of the Psalter conclude, appears to have been composed after this form of praise used by Daniel. "The name of God" will be praised, i.e., the manifestation of the existence of God in the world; thus, God so far as He has anew given manifestation of His glorious existence, and continually bears witness that He it is who possesses wisdom and strength (cf. Job 12:13). The דּי before the להּ is the emphatic re-assumption of the preceding confirmatory דּי, for.

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O king.

Daniel 6:6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus to him, King Darius, live for ever.

Daniel 2:4 Then spoke the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell your servants the dream...

Nehemiah 2:3 And said to the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city...

Cross References
Daniel 2:4
Then the Chaldeans said to the king in Aramaic, "O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation."

Daniel 3:9
They declared to King Nebuchadnezzar, "O king, live forever!

Daniel 6:6
Then these high officials and satraps came by agreement to the king and said to him, "O King Darius, live forever!

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