Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.
A celebrated infidel once said, "There is one thing which mars all the pleasure of my life." "Indeed," replied his friend; "what is that? I am afraid the Bible is true," was the answer. "If I could know for certain that death is an eternal sleep, I should be happy — my joy would be complete. But here is the thorn that stings me — this is the sword that pierces my very soul: if the Bible is true, I am lost for ever." This is the Bible upon the truths of which many have lived, and in the belief of which many have died. Oh, how terribly afraid would they have been if anyone had been able to show that it was untrue! For upon its truths all their hopes are built. An untrue Bible would mean an untrue Christ; and a Christless death would be a death of doom to them.
Parallel VersesKJV: Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.