Daniel 5:31
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New Living Translation
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.

Daniel 5:31 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:31 Darius the Mede - This was he that with Cyrus besieged and took Babylon.

Daniel 5:31 Parallel Commentaries

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Sovereignty of God in Administration
"The LORD hath prepared His Throne In the heavens; and His Kingdom ruleth over all" (Psa. 103:19). First, a word concerning the need for God to govern the material world. Suppose the opposite for a moment. For the sake of argument, let us say that God created the world, designed and fixed certain laws (which men term "the laws of Nature"), and that He then withdrew, leaving the world to its fortune and the out-working of these laws. In such a case, we should have a world over which there was no intelligent,
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
Subdivision A. Reasons for Retiring to Galilee. ^A Matt. IV. 12; ^B Mark I. 14; ^C Luke III. 19, 20; ^D John IV. 1-4. ^c 19 but Herod the tetrarch [son of Herod the Great, and tetrarch, or governor, of Galilee], being reproved by him [that is, by John the Baptist] for Herodias his brother's wife, and for all the evil things which Herod had done [A full account of the sin of Herod and persecution of John will be found at Matt. xiv. 1-12 and Mark vi. 14-29. John had spoken the truth to Herod as fearlessly
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

The Eternity of God
The next attribute is, God is eternal.' Psa 90:0. From everlasting to everlasting thou art God.' The schoolmen distinguish between aevun et aeternum, to explain the notion of eternity. There is a threefold being. I. Such as had a beginning; and shall have an end; as all sensitive creatures, the beasts, fowls, fishes, which at death are destroyed and return to dust; their being ends with their life. 2. Such as had a beginning, but shall have no end, as angels and the souls of men, which are eternal
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

That Upon the Conquest and Slaughter of vitellius Vespasian Hastened his Journey to Rome; but Titus his Son Returned to Jerusalem.
1. And now, when Vespasian had given answers to the embassages, and had disposed of the places of power justly, [25] and according to every one's deserts, he came to Antioch, and consulting which way he had best take, he preferred to go for Rome, rather than to march to Alexandria, because he saw that Alexandria was sure to him already, but that the affairs at Rome were put into disorder by Vitellius; so he sent Mucianus to Italy, and committed a considerable army both of horsemen and footmen to
Flavius Josephus—The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem

Cross References
Jeremiah 50:24
Listen, Babylon, for I have set a trap for you. You are caught, for you have fought against the LORD.

Daniel 5:28
[Parsin] means 'divided'--your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians."

Daniel 6:1
Darius the Mede decided to divide the kingdom into 120 provinces, and he appointed a high officer to rule over each province.

Daniel 9:1
It was the first year of the reign of Darius the Mede, the son of Ahasuerus, who became king of the Babylonians.

Daniel 11:1
I have been standing beside Michael to support and strengthen him since the first year of the reign of Darius the Mede.)

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