Daniel 3:9
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New American Standard Bible
They responded and said to Nebuchadnezzar the king: "O king, live forever!

King James Bible
They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
They spoke and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever!

World English Bible
They answered Nebuchadnezzar the king, O king, live for ever.

Young's Literal Translation
they have answered, yea, they are saying to Nebuchadnezzar the king, 'O king, to the ages live!

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

O king, live for ever - A customary form of address to a monarch, implying that long life was regarded as an eminent blessing. See the notes at Daniel 2:4.

Daniel 3:9 Parallel Commentaries

Three Names High on the Muster-Roll
IF YOU READ the second chapter of the Book of Daniel, you will think that Nebuchadnezzar was not far from the kingdom. His dream had troubled him; but Daniel had explained it. Then the king made this confession to Daniel, "Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret." He acknowledged that Jehovah, the God of the Jews, was the greatest of gods, and was a great interpreter of secrets; and yet in a short time
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891

The Lord Coming to his Temple
The LORD , whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple; even the messenger of the covenant in whom ye delight: Behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like a fuller's soap, -- and he shall purify the sons of Levi -- that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. W hereunto shall we liken the people of this generation? and to what are they like? (Luke 7:31)
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Cross References
1 Kings 1:31
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, and prostrated herself before the king and said, "May my lord King David live forever."

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

Daniel 5:10
The queen entered the banquet hall because of the words of the king and his nobles; the queen spoke and said, "O king, live forever! Do not let your thoughts alarm you or your face be pale.

Daniel 6:6
Then these commissioners and satraps came by agreement to the king and spoke to him as follows: "King Darius, live forever!

Daniel 6:21
Then Daniel spoke to the king, "O king, live forever!

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