New International Version
It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom,
King James Bible
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
Darby Bible Translation
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, who should be in all the kingdom;
World English Bible
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred twenty satraps, who should be throughout the whole kingdom;
Young's Literal Translation
It hath been good before Darius, and he hath established over the kingdom satraps -- a hundred and twenty -- that they may be throughout the whole kingdom,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A hundred and twenty princes - A chief or satrap over every province which belonged to the Medo-Persian empire. Afterwards we find it enlarged to one hundred and twenty-seven provinces, by the victories of Cambyses and Darius Hystaspes. See Esther 1:1. Josephus reckons three hundred and sixty satrapies or lordships; but this is most probably an exaggeration or mistake.
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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.'--DANIEL vi. 5. Daniel was somewhere about ninety years old when he was cast to the lions. He had been for many years the real governor of the whole empire; and, of course, in such a position had incurred much hatred and jealousy. He was a foreigner and a worshipper of another God, and therefore was all the more unpopular, as a Brahmin would be in England if he were …
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He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials to come to the dedication of the image he had set up.
and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.
with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss.
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