New International Version
and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.
King James Bible
And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.
Darby Bible Translation
And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, [being] about sixty-two years old.
World English Bible
Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.
Young's Literal Translation
and Darius the Mede hath received the kingdom, when a son of sixty and two years.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Darius the Median took the kingdom - This is supposed to be the same as Cyaxares, son of Astyages and maternal uncle of Cyrus, to whom he gave the throne of Babylon, after himself had had the honor of taking the city.
Daniel speaks nothing of the war that raged between the Babylonians and the Medes; but Isaiah speaks particularly of it, chap. 13, 14, 45, Isaiah 46:1-13, Isaiah 47:1-15.; and so does Jeremiah, chap. 50, 51. I need not add, that it is largely spoken of by profane authors. The Medes and Persians were confederates in the war; the former under Darius, the latter under Cyrus. Both princes are supposed to have been present at the taking of this city. Mandane, daughter of Astyages, was mother of Cyrus, and sister to Cyaxares.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Darius. This was Cyaxares, son of Astyage, king of Media, and maternal uncle to Cyrus, who allowed him the title of his conquests, as long as he lived.
being. Chal. he as the son of, etc. about. or, now.
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'Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another: yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation. 18. O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour: 19. And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew; and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he set up; …
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I set a trap for you, Babylon, and you were caught before you knew it; you were found and captured because you opposed the LORD.
Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians."
It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom,
In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom--
And in the first year of Darius the Mede, I took my stand to support and protect him.)
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