Daniel 6

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1 καί-C *ἀρταξέρξης-N1M-NSM ὁ- A--NSM ὁ- A--GPM *μῆδος-N2--GPM παραλαμβάνω-VBI-AAI3S ὁ- A--ASF βασιλεία-N1A-ASF καί-C *δαρεῖος-N2--NSM πλήρης-A3H-NSM ὁ- A--GPF ἡμέρα-N1A-GPF καί-C ἔνδοξος-A1B-NSM ἐν-P γῆρας-N3--DSN

2 καί-C καταἵστημι-VHI-AAI3S σατράπης-N1M-APM ἑκατόν-M εἴκοσι-M ἑπτά-M ἐπί-P πᾶς-A1S-GSF ὁ- A--GSF βασιλεία-N1A-GSF αὐτός- D--GSM

3 καί-C ἐπί-P αὐτός- D--GPM ἀνήρ-N3--APM τρεῖς-A3--APM ἡγέομαι-V2--PMPAPM αὐτός- D--GPM καί-C *δανιηλ-N---NSM εἷς-A3--NSM εἰμί-V9I-IAI3S ὁ- A--GPM τρεῖς-A3--GPM ἀνήρ-N3--GPM

4 ὑπέρ-P πᾶς-A3--APM ἔχω-V1--PAPNSM ἐξουσία-N1A-ASF ἐν-P ὁ- A--DSF βασιλεία-N1A-DSF καί-C *δανιηλ-N---NSM εἰμί-V9I-IAI3S ἐνδύω-VM--XPPNSM πορφύρα-N1A-ASF καί-C μέγας-A1P-NSM καί-C ἔνδοξος-A1B-NSM ἔναντι-P *δαρεῖος-N2--GSM ὁ- A--GSM βασιλεύς-N3V-GSM καθότι-D εἰμί-V9I-IAI3S ἔνδοξος-A1B-NSM καί-C ἐπιστήμων-A3N-NSM καί-C συνετός-A1--NSM καί-C πνεῦμα-N3M-NSN ἅγιος-A1A-NSN ἐν-P αὐτός- D--DSM καί-C εὐοδόω-V4--PMPNSM ἐν-P ὁ- A--DPF πραγματεία-N1A-DPF ὁ- A--GSM βασιλεύς-N3V-GSM ὅς- --DPF πράσσω-V1I-IAI3S τότε-D ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM βουλεύω-VAI-AMI3S καταἵστημι-VA--AAN ὁ- A--ASM *δανιηλ-N---ASM ἐπί-P πᾶς-A1S-GSF ὁ- A--GSF βασιλεία-N1A-GSF αὐτός- D--GSM καί-C ὁ- A--APM δύο-M ἀνήρ-N3--APM ὅς- --APM καταἵστημι-VHI-AAI3S μετά-P αὐτός- D--GSM καί-C σατράπης-N1M-APM ἑκατόν-M εἴκοσι-M ἑπτά-M

5 ὅτε-D δέ-X βουλεύω-VAI-AMI3S ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM καταἵστημι-VA--AAN ὁ- A--ASM *δανιηλ-N---ASM ἐπί-P πᾶς-A1S-GSF ὁ- A--GSF βασιλεία-N1A-GSF αὐτός- D--GSM τότε-D βουλή-N1--ASF καί-C γνώμη-N1--ASF βουλεύω-VAI-AMI3P ἐν-P ἑαυτοῦ- D--DPM ὁ- A--NPM δύο-M νεανίσκος-N2--NPM πρός-P ἀλλήλω- D--APM λέγω-V1--PAPNPM ἐπεί-C οὐδείς-A1A-ASF ἁμαρτία-N1A-ASF οὐδέ-C ἄγνοια-N1A-ASF εὑρίσκω-V1I-IAI3P κατά-P ὁ- A--GSM *δανιηλ-N---GSM περί-P ὅς- --GSF καταἠγορέω-VF--FAI3P αὐτός- D--GSM πρός-P ὁ- A--ASM βασιλεύς-N3V-ASM

6 καί-C εἶπον-VAI-AAI3P δεῦτε-D ἵστημι-VA--AAS1P ὁρισμός-N2--ASM κατά-P ἑαυτοῦ- D--GPM ὅτι-C πᾶς-A3--NSM ἄνθρωπος-N2--NSM οὐ-D ἀξιόω-VF--FAI3S ἀξίωμα-N3M-ASN καί-C οὐ-D μή-D εὔχομαι-VA--AMS3S εὐχή-N1--ASF ἀπό-P πᾶς-A3--GSM θεός-N2--GSM ἕως-P ἡμέρα-N1A-GPF τριάκοντα-M ἀλλά-C ἤ-C παρά-P *δαρεῖος-N2--GSM ὁ- A--GSM βασιλεύς-N3V-GSM εἰ-C δέ-X μή-D ἀποθνήσκω-VF2-FMI3S ἵνα-C ἡττάω-VS--AAS3P ὁ- A--ASM *δανιηλ-N---ASM ἐναντίον-P ὁ- A--GSM βασιλεύς-N3V-GSM καί-C ῥίπτω-VA--AAS3S εἰς-P ὁ- A--ASM λάκκος-N2--ASM ὁ- A--GPM λέων-N3--GPM οἶδα-VXI-YAI3P γάρ-X ὅτι-C *δανιηλ-N---NSM προςεὔχομαι-V1--PMI3S καί-C δέω-V2--PMI3S κύριος-N2--GSM ὁ- A--GSM θεός-N2--GSM αὐτός- D--GSM τρίς-D ὁ- A--GSF ἡμέρα-N1A-GSF

7 τότε-D προςἔρχομαι-VBI-AAI3P ὁ- A--NPM ἄνθρωπος-N2--NPM ἐκεῖνος- D--NPM καί-C εἶπον-VAI-AAI3P ἐναντίον-P ὁ- A--GSM βασιλεύς-N3V-GSM

8 ὁρισμός-N2--ASM καί-C στάσις-N3I-ASF ἵστημι-VAI-AAI1P ὅτι-C πᾶς-A3--NSM ἄνθρωπος-N2--NSM ὅς- --NSM ἄν-X εὔχομαι-VA--AMS3S εὐχή-N1--ASF ἤ-C ἀξιόω-VA--AAS3S ἀξίωμα-N3M-ASN τις- I--ASN παρά-P πᾶς-A3--GSM θεός-N2--GSM ἕως-P ἡμέρα-N1A-GPF τριάκοντα-M ἀλλά-C ἤ-C παρά-P *δαρεῖος-N2--GSM ὁ- A--GSM βασιλεύς-N3V-GSM ῥίπτω-VD--FPI3S εἰς-P ὁ- A--ASM λάκκος-N2--ASM ὁ- A--GPM λέων-N3--GPM

9 καί-C ἀξιόω-VAI-AAI3P ὁ- A--ASM βασιλεύς-N3V-ASM ἵνα-C ἵστημι-VA--AAS3S ὁ- A--ASM ὁρισμός-N2--ASM καί-C μή-D ἀλλοιόω-VA--AAS3S αὐτός- D--ASM διότι-C οἶδα-VXI-YAI3P ὅτι-C *δανιηλ-N---NSM προςεὔχομαι-V1--PMI3S καί-C δέω-V2--PMI3S τρίς-D ὁ- A--GSF ἡμέρα-N1A-GSF ἵνα-C ἡττάω-VC--APS3S διά-P ὁ- A--GSM βασιλεύς-N3V-GSM καί-C ῥίπτω-VA--AAS3S εἰς-P ὁ- A--ASM λάκκος-N2--ASM ὁ- A--GPM λέων-N3--GPM

10 καί-C οὕτως-D ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM *δαρεῖος-N---NSM ἵστημι-VAI-AAI3S καί-C κυρόω-VAI-AAI3S

11 ἐπιγιγνώσκω-VZ--AAPNSM δέ-X *δανιηλ-N---NSM ὁ- A--ASM ὁρισμός-N2--ASM ὅς- --ASM ἵστημι-VAI-AAI3S κατά-P αὐτός- D--GSM θυρίς-N3D-APF ἀναοἴγω-VAI-AAI3S ἐν-P ὁ- A--DSN ὑπερῷον-N2N-DSN αὐτός- D--GSM κατέναντι-P *ἰερουσαλήμ-N---GSF καί-C πίπτω-V1I-IAI3S ἐπί-P πρόσωπον-N2N-ASN αὐτός- D--GSM τρίς-D ὁ- A--GSF ἡμέρα-N1A-GSF καθώς-D ποιέω-V2I-IAI3S ἔμπροσθεν-D καί-C δέω-V2I-IMI3S

12 καί-C αὐτός- D--NPM τηρέω-VAI-AAI3P ὁ- A--ASM *δανιηλ-N---ASM καί-C καταλαμβάνω-VBI-AAI3P αὐτός- D--ASM εὔχομαι-V1--PMPASM τρίς-D ὁ- A--GSF ἡμέρα-N1A-GSF κατά-P ἕκαστος-A1--ASF ἡμέρα-N1A-ASF

13 τότε-D οὗτος- D--NPM ὁ- A--NPM ἄνθρωπος-N2--NPM ἐντυγχάνω-VBI-AAI3P ὁ- A--DSM βασιλεύς-N3V-DSM καί-C εἶπον-VAI-AAI3P *δαρεῖος-N2--VSM βασιλεύς-N3V-VSM οὐ-D ὁρισμός-N2--ASM ὁρίζω-VAI-AMI2S ἵνα-C πᾶς-A3--NSM ἄνθρωπος-N2--NSM μή-D εὔχομαι-VA--AMS3S εὐχή-N1--ASF μηδέ-C ἀξιόω-VA--AAS3S ἀξίωμα-N3M-ASN παρά-P πᾶς-A3--GSM θεός-N2--GSM ἕως-P ἡμέρα-N1A-GPF τριάκοντα-M ἀλλά-C παρά-P σύ- P--GS βασιλεύς-N3V-VSM εἰ-C δέ-X μή-D ῥίπτω-VD--FPI3S εἰς-P ὁ- A--ASM λάκκος-N2--ASM ὁ- A--GPM λέων-N3--GPM ἀποκρίνω-VC--APPNSM δέ-X ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S αὐτός- D--DPM ἀκριβής-A3--NSM ὁ- A--NSM λόγος-N2--NSM καί-C μένω-VF2-FAI3S ὁ- A--NSM ὁρισμός-N2--NSM

13a καί-C εἶπον-VBI-AAI3P αὐτός- D--DSM ὁρκίζω-V1--PAI1P σύ- P--AS ὁ- A--GPM *μῆδος-N2--GPM καί-C *πέρσης-N1M-GPM δόγμα-N3M-DPN ἵνα-C μή-D ἀλλοιόω-VA--AAS2S ὁ- A--ASN πρόσταγμα-N3M-ASN μηδέ-C θαυμάζω-VA--AAS2S πρόσωπον-N2N-ASN καί-C ἵνα-C μή-D ἐλαττόω-VA--AAS2S τις- I--ASN ὁ- A--GPM εἶπον-VM--XMPGPM καί-C κολάζω-VA--AAS2S ὁ- A--ASM ἄνθρωπος-N2--ASM ὅς- --NSM οὐ-D ἐνμένω-VAI-AAI3S ὁ- A--DSM ὁρισμός-N2--DSM οὗτος- D--DSM καί-C εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S οὕτως-D ποιέω-VF--FAI1S καθώς-D λέγω-V1--PAI2P καί-C ἵστημι-VXI-XAI3S ἐγώ- P--DS οὗτος- D--ASN

14 καί-C εἶπον-VAI-AAI3P ἰδού-I εὑρίσκω-VB--AAI1P *δανιηλ-N---ASM ὁ- A--ASM φίλος-N2--ASM σύ- P--GS εὔχομαι-V1--PMPASM καί-C δέω-V1--PMPASM ὁ- A--GSN πρόσωπον-N2N-GSN ὁ- A--GSM θεός-N2--GSM αὐτός- D--GSM τρίς-D ὁ- A--GSF ἡμέρα-N1A-GSF

15 καί-C λυπέω-V2--PMPNSM ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S ῥίπτω-VD--APN ὁ- A--ASM *δανιηλ-N---ASM εἰς-P ὁ- A--ASM λάκκος-N2--ASM ὁ- A--GPM λέων-N3--GPM κατά-P ὁ- A--ASM ὁρισμός-N2--ASM ὅς- --ASM ἵστημι-VAI-AAI3S κατά-P αὐτός- D--GSM τότε-D ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM σφόδρα-D λυπέω-VCI-API3S ἐπί-P ὁ- A--DSM *δανιηλ-N---DSM καί-C βοηθέω-V2I-IAI3S ὁ- A--GSN ἐκαἱρέω-VB--AMN αὐτός- D--ASM ἕως-P δυσμή-N1--GPF ἥλιος-N2--GSM ἀπό-P ὁ- A--GPM χείρ-N3--GPF ὁ- A--GPM σατράπης-N1M-GPM

16 καί-C οὐ-D δύναμαι-V6I-IMI3S ἐκαἱρέω-VB--AMN αὐτός- D--ASM ἀπό-P αὐτός- D--GPM

17 ἀναβοάω-VA--AAPNSM δέ-X *δαρεῖος-N---NSM ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S ὁ- A--DSM *δανιηλ-N---DSM ὁ- A--NSM θεός-N2--NSM σύ- P--GS ὅς- --DSM σύ- P--NS λατρεύω-V1--PAI2S ἐνδελεχῶς-D τρίς-D ὁ- A--GSF ἡμέρα-N1A-GSF αὐτός- D--NSM ἐκαἱρέω-VF2-FMI3S σύ- P--AS ἐκ-P χείρ-N3--GSF ὁ- A--GPM λέων-N3--GPM ἕως-P πρωΐ-D θαρρέω-V2--PAD2S

18 τότε-D *δανιηλ-N---NSM ῥίπτω-VDI-API3S εἰς-P ὁ- A--ASM λάκκος-N2--ASM ὁ- A--GPM λέων-N3--GPM καί-C φέρω-VQI-API3S λίθος-N2--NSM καί-C τίθημι-VCI-API3S εἰς-P ὁ- A--ASN στόμα-N3M-ASN ὁ- A--GSM λάκκος-N2--GSM καί-C σφραγίζω-VAI-AMI3S ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM ἐν-P ὁ- A--DSM δακτύλιος-N2--DSM ἑαυτοῦ- D--GSM καί-C ἐν-P ὁ- A--DPM δακτύλιος-N2--DPM ὁ- A--GPM μεγιστάν-N3--GPM αὐτός- D--GSM ὅπως-C μή-D ἀπό-P αὐτός- D--GPM αἴρω-VC--APS3S ὁ- A--NSM *δανιηλ-N---NSM ἤ-C ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM αὐτός- D--ASM ἀνασπάω-VA--AAS3S ἐκ-P ὁ- A--GSM λάκκος-N2--GSM

19 τότε-D ὑποστρέφω-VAI-AAI3S ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM εἰς-P ὁ- A--APN βασίλειον-N2N-APN αὐτός- D--GSM καί-C αὐλίζω-VSI-API3S νῆστις-N3D-NSF καί-C εἰμί-V9I-IAI3S λυπέω-V2--PMPNSM περί-P ὁ- A--GSM *δανιηλ-N---GSM τότε-D ὁ- A--NSM θεός-N2--NSM ὁ- A--GSM *δανιηλ-N---GSM πρόνοια-N1A-ASF ποιέω-V2--PMPNSM αὐτός- D--GSM ἀποκλείω-VAI-AAI3S ὁ- A--APN στόμα-N3M-APN ὁ- A--GPM λέων-N3--GPM καί-C οὐ-D παρα ἐνὀχλέω-VAI-AAI3P ὁ- A--DSM *δανιηλ-N---DSM

20 καί-C ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM *δαρεῖος-N---NSM ὀρθρίζω-VAI-AAI3S πρωΐ-D καί-C παραλαμβάνω-VBI-AAI3S μετά-P ἑαυτοῦ- D--GSM ὁ- A--APM σατράπης-N1M-APM καί-C πορεύομαι-VC--APPNSM ἵστημι-VHI-AAI3S ἐπί-P ὁ- A--GSN στόμα-N3M-GSN ὁ- A--GSM λάκκος-N2--GSM ὁ- A--GPM λέων-N3--GPM

21 τότε-D ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM καλέω-VAI-AAI3S ὁ- A--ASM *δανιηλ-N---ASM φωνή-N1--DSF μέγας-A1--DSF μετά-P κλαυθμός-N2--GSM λέγω-V1--PAPNSM ὦ-I *δανιηλ-N---VSM εἰ-C ἄρα-X ζάω-VA--AAN καί-C ὁ- A--NSM θεός-N2--NSM σύ- P--GS ὅς- --DSM λατρεύω-V1--PAI2S ἐνδελεχῶς-D σώζω-VX--XAI3S σύ- P--AS ἀπό-P ὁ- A--GPM λέων-N3--GPM καί-C οὐ-D ἀχρείοω-VXI-XAI3P σύ- P--AS

22 τότε-D *δανιηλ-N---NSM ἐπιἀκούω-VAI-AAI3S φωνή-N1--DSF μέγας-A1--DSF καί-C εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S βασιλεύς-N3V-VSM ἔτι-D εἰμί-V9--PAI1S ζάω-V3--PAPNSM

23 καί-C σώζω-VX--XAI3S ἐγώ- P--AS ὁ- A--NSM θεός-N2--NSM ἀπό-P ὁ- A--GPM λέων-N3--GPM καθότι-D δικαιοσύνη-N1--NSF ἐν-P ἐγώ- P--DS εὑρίσκω-VC--API3S ἐναντίον-P αὐτός- D--GSM καί-C ἐναντίον-P δέ-X σύ- P--GS βασιλεύς-N3V-VSM οὔτε-C ἄγνοια-N1A-NSF οὔτε-C ἁμαρτία-N1A-NSF εὑρίσκω-VC--API3S ἐν-P ἐγώ- P--DS σύ- P--NS δέ-X ἀκούω-VAI-AAI2S ἄνθρωπος-N2--GPM πλανάω-V3--PAPGPM βασιλεύς-N3V-APM καί-C ῥίπτω-VAI-AAI2S ἐγώ- P--AS εἰς-P ὁ- A--ASM λάκκος-N2--ASM ὁ- A--GPM λέων-N3--GPM εἰς-P ἀπώλεια-N1A-ASF

24 τότε-D συνἄγω-VQI-API3P πᾶς-A1S-NPF ὁ- A--NPF δύναμις-N3I-NPF καί-C ὁράω-VBI-AAI3P ὁ- A--ASM *δανιηλ-N---ASM ὡς-C οὐ-D παρα ἐνὀχλέω-VAI-AAI3P αὐτός- D--DSM ὁ- A--NPM λέων-N3--NPM

25 τότε-D ὁ- A--NPM δύο-M ἄνθρωπος-N2--NPM ἐκεῖνος- D--NPM ὁ- A--NPM καταμαρτυρέω-VA--AAPNPM ὁ- A--GSM *δανιηλ-N---GSM αὐτός- D--NPM καί-C ὁ- A--NPF γυνή-N3K-NPF αὐτός- D--GPM καί-C ὁ- A--APN τέκνον-N2N-APN αὐτός- D--GPM ῥίπτω-VDI-API3P ὁ- A--DPM λέων-N3--DPM καί-C ὁ- A--NPM λέων-N3--NPM ἀποκτείνω-VAI-AAI3P αὐτός- D--APM καί-C θλάω-VAI-AAI3P ὁ- A--APN ὀστέον-N2N-APN αὐτός- D--GPM

26 τότε-D *δαρεῖος-N---NSM γράφω-VAI-AAI3S πᾶς-A3--DPN ὁ- A--DPN ἔθνος-N3E-DPN καί-C χώρα-N1A-DPF καί-C γλῶσσα-N1S-DPF ὁ- A--DPM οἰκέω-V2--PAPDPM ἐν-P πᾶς-A1S-DSF ὁ- A--DSF γῆ-N1--DSF αὐτός- D--GSM λέγω-V1--PAPNSM

27 πᾶς-A3--NPM ὁ- A--NPM ἄνθρωπος-N2--NPM ὁ- A--NPM εἰμί-V9--PAPNPM ἐν-P ὁ- A--DSF βασιλεία-N1A-DSF ἐγώ- P--GS εἰμί-V9--PAD3P προςκυνέω-V2--PAPNPM καί-C λατρεύω-V1--PAPNPM ὁ- A--DSM θεός-N2--DSM ὁ- A--GSM *δανιηλ-N---GSM αὐτός- D--NSM γάρ-X εἰμί-V9--PAI3S θεός-N2--NSM μένω-V1--PAPNSM καί-C ζάω-V3--PAPNSM εἰς-P γενεά-N1A-APF γενεά-N1A-GPF ἕως-P ὁ- A--GSM αἰών-N3W-GSM

28 ἐγώ- P--NS *δαρεῖος-N---NSM εἰμί-VF--FMI1S αὐτός- D--DSM προςκυνέω-V2--PAPNSM καί-C δουλεύω-V1--PAPNSM πᾶς-A1S-APF ὁ- A--APF ἡμέρα-N1A-APF ἐγώ- P--GS ὁ- A--NPN γάρ-X εἴδωλον-N2N-NPN ὁ- A--NPN χειροποίητος-A1B-NPN οὐ-D δύναμαι-V6--PMI3P σώζω-VA--AAN ὡς-C λυτρόω-VAI-AMI3S ὁ- A--NSM θεός-N2--NSM ὁ- A--GSM *δανιηλ-N---GSM ὁ- A--ASM *δανιηλ-N---ASM

29 καί-C ὁ- A--NSM βασιλεύς-N3V-NSM *δαρεῖος-N---NSM προςτίθημι-VCI-API3S πρός-P ὁ- A--ASN γένος-N3E-ASN αὐτός- D--GSM καί-C *δανιηλ-N---NSM καταἵστημι-VCI-API3S ἐπί-P ὁ- A--GSF βασιλεία-N1A-GSF *δαρεῖος-N2--GSM καί-C *κῦρος-N2--NSM ὁ- A--NSM *πέρσης-N---NSM παραλαμβάνω-VBI-AAI3S ὁ- A--ASF βασιλεία-N1A-ASF αὐτός- D--GSM

  
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Daniel in the Lions' Den      

Napsal(a) Rev. Dr. Andrew M. T. Dibb

Henry Ossawa Tanner (United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, 1859 - 1937) 
Daniel in the Lions' Den, 1907-1918. Painting, Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 41 1/8 x 49 7/8 in.

Darius was the king of Babylon. This means that his correspondence falls into the same category as Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar. Babylon, as we have seen many times, describes the love of ruling over other people from a love of self. Nebuchadnezzar represents the falsification of the Word and destruction of truth (AR 47) which draws its strength from an unbridled love of self. As his story unfolds, we see the impact of truth both on the love of self, bringing it into order, and the recognition of the Lord and His Word. In first four chapters, Nebuchadnezzar declines while Daniel ascends.

The final verse of chapter five tells us that Darius was sixty two years old when he came upon the throne of Babylon. Age in the Word always indicates state, and the number of years are the qualities of that particular state. So this age is an insight into the character of this new king.

As we saw in Chapter three, six represents a state of incompleteness, and has the same meaning as "two" (AC 900)—and for the same reason: it is one less than a number signifying completeness. Two comes before three as six comes before seven. Both "three" and "seven" represent completeness, for example, the Lord was in the tomb for three days, or the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The number seven is similar: after creation the Lord rested on the seventh day, and in the Ten Commandments we are instructed to obey that day and keep it holy. "Six" falls just short of this representation of perfection, and so illustrates a state of imperfection.

The picture of Darius begins to emerge as states laying the ground work of faith and goodness, as we put to rest the overt evil depicted by Belshazzar. Initially these states are weak, for they belong to our early regeneration. The root cause of the weakness should not be forgotten: Darius, by killing Belshazzar became the king of Babylon, thus representing our love of self.

But he is different from his predecessors: Nebuchadnezzar progressed in his understanding and appreciation of the Lord’s power, Belshazzar did not. Darius completes the story of Nebuchadnezzar, the chastised love of self. Selfishness is humbled in Darius: he places Daniel at the very head of his government, second only to himself. The implications of this accolade should not be lost: since selfishness is only subdued by the conscience, the conscience needs to become the prime motivator in our feelings, thoughts, and actions.

"Wise men" and "governors" are a theme in the first half of the book of Daniel. While usually failing, these are the first people kings seek advice from. They represent our habitual thoughts (the wise men) and loves (the governors) under our central selfishness. In this chapter, Darius divided his kingdom into one hundred and twenty provinces, each ruled by a "satrap" or governor.

In the internal sense, these officials represent the thoughts and affections springing from the central or ruling love. Darius, like Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar before him, was a king of Babylon, and thus represents our love of self, but a love of self under control. So the satraps represent the affections springing from this love.

The number "one hundred and twenty" is another compound number describing the affections represented by the satraps. In a perfect square, like the number one hundred, the length and breadth are fully equal. Thus the quality of goodness and truth is the same. Ten represents states of remains, or states of goodness and truth implanted in the human mind by the Lord. Ten multiplied by ten doubles this meaning—fullness of remains (AC 1988 [2]).

For "one hundred and twenty" we must add the final twenty. Twenty is ten times two. As we saw earlier, two represents the state before completeness, the necessary turmoil to achieve that completeness (AC 900). Yet the number two also describes the state of conjunction, where goodness and truth are brought into harmony through the trials and temptations of life.

So the one-hundred twenty satraps symbolize the approaching states of regeneration, where the love of self has been somewhat purified of the profanation, represented by Belshazzar. They mark progress in human regeneration. The truths we learn, represented by Daniel, find fuller expression in daily life.

Darius’ reign is one of promise, which is developed even further: over these one hundred and twenty satraps, Darius appointed three "presidents," of whom Daniel was the first. Daniel would control the land, the satraps would report to him, and he would rule as the de facto ruler of Babylon. This is a long way from the captive boy led out of Jerusalem—it is a long way from the first stirrings of conscience, to the point where our lives are firmly under the guidance and control of the conscience. Daniel’s appointment to this post of authority is a clear promise of victory for truth in our minds, if we are willing to listen to its leading, allowing it to humble and judge us, as Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar were humbled and judged.

The satraps, seeing Daniel’s exalted position, plotted against him. When they could find nothing personally wrong with him, they planned to use his devotion to the Lord to undermine him. This is the essential point of conflict between our conscience and our love of self. Even when the love of self has been subdued, it still retains a tendency to exalt itself. There is something in us which causes us to look back with fondness to the days before we were fighting selfishness, a memory that can be fleeting, yet powerful. It is in that moment when we are vulnerable to temptation. This kind of weakness allows the thoughts and attitudes from selfishness to reassert themselves. We fall back into our old ways.

In these circumstances, though it may not seem so at the time, we are setting ourselves over God—we convince ourselves that our needs, our wants, our desires are more important than anything else. In what might later seem like a moment of spiritual madness, we set aside our conscience and embrace a concept, and attitude, an action we know to be wrong. Like Darius, we have been seduced by pride.

In temptation, our loves give us comfort. If we love goodness, truth, and doing the right thing, then those loves cannot be undermined by temptation. Love forms the basis of our spiritual lives, and if it is good, then it offers us a tranquility of mind and strength of spirit to overcome the temptation. Thus Daniel’s home, where he fled in the face of Darius’ unreasonable demand, is an image of our loves.

If a house represents our loves, then the chambers in the house are the good things springing from those loves (AC 3900). We cannot divorce good thoughts, feelings, and activities from our loves, for love permeates throughout our whole being once we have been regenerated. In temptation we take solace in these, we have to remind ourselves of the progress we have made, that the Lord in His mercy has given us the ability to turn our backs on the pure selfishness which nearly destroys us.

So Daniel knelt facing Jerusalem, his home city, which represents the church in us: the ability to humble and submit ourselves to the Lord. To kneel is a sign of humility and adoration. It contains a recognition of the Lord’s power over our lives.

But it is easy for our selfishness to make ridiculous demands on us, things which would bind the conscience and make it ineffective, things which go against the grain of our concept of truth. Having laid this trap for our conscience, we begin the process of pointing out its non-compliance. How often we tell ourselves we should do this or that, even though we know it is wrong. When our conscience pricks us, and reminds us of the truth, we turn away.

It is so easy to see only the immediate and positive benefits to ourselves, just as Darius must have felt so pleased that no one would ask a favor of any man or god, other than himself. In a country with thousands of household gods, this would have been the epitome of power. How long did it last? How long does any evil last? Many evils give only momentary pleasures before the effects begin to make themselves felt. Adultery, murder, theft, hatred, and revenge only last as long as given vent. Then we have the damage to contend with: guilt, fear, loss of prestige or esteem, loss of love, loss of friends.

The story of Daniel in the lions’ den is one of the best known in the Word. On the surface it tells the story of courage, deliverance and the defeat of pride. In the internal sense it tells of the final battle between selfishness and conscience. Every detail has meaning.

In the Word the image of a lion is used in connection with the Lord. He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah who was able to open the sealed scroll in the book of Revelation. He is the lion who roars as He comes to fight for Mount Zion (Isaiah 31:4). Thus the Lord as a lion illustrates His great love for fighting against the evils which infest humanity, and preserving us from them.

In this case, the lions change meaning from beautiful strength to fight against evil and falsity from the Lord’s power, to the "desperate boldness" springing from intense self love. Since self love is bolstered and supported by false reasoning, the den was sealed with a great stone.

The night the king passed in despair represents obscurity, a vital part of temptation (AC 1787, 2694, 7166). Temptations are characterized by doubt about the Lord’s presence, and whether regeneration is actually possible (AC 2334). The doubt begins mildly, but increases in time.

Just as the weeping women found the Lord’s tomb empty, guarded by an angel, so Darius found Daniel alive and well in the midst of the lions. This is a resurrection of sorts, for Daniel should not have survived the ordeal, and would not have survived but for an angel who had shut the lions’ mouths.

All through temptations, the Lord is at our side. He protects our good loves, our conscience, our very desire for regeneration. Divine Providence is always striving to lead us out of temptation, into the fullness and joy of the Lord’s kingdom. This can only happen if we are willing to undergo the temptation. These never take place for their own sake, but for our spiritual development.

Once we have made our decision to submit to the Lord, like Darius in the night, He sets us free from the bondage of temptation. When Darius found Daniel safe, he commanded him brought out of the lions’ den. Then the satraps, who had conjured up and manipulated this near tragedy, were cast into the den. This action, cruel on the surface, reflects the casting away of our final selfish loves.

The aim of the conscience is to bring us to the recognition that God is king. This is a story of victory. We need to know the baser side of our lives, when selfishness runs rampant. Unless we know who we are, we cannot change. Knowledge gives the power to change. Knowledge from the Word forms a plane in our minds into which the Lord can flow. His presence makes a difference to the way we act and react, think and feel. The Daniel side of our character is the means of our salvation, and as the Lord protected the historic Daniel, so He protects and guards our spiritual conscience, making sure it is strong enough to challenge us on points of selfishness, and powerful enough a presence to lead us into the states of blessedness and peace which are His kingdom.

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 1326, 10412

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 176, 177


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 2788

Apocalypse Revealed 717

The Last Judgement 54

True Christian Religion 292, 754


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 587, 1029

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 37

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 Belshazzar's Feast
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 Belshazzar’s Feast
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Belshazzar’s Feast (3-5 years)
Project | Ages 4 - 6

 Belshazzar’s Feast (6-8 years)
Project | Ages 7 - 10

 Belshazzar’s Feast (9-11 years)
Project | Ages 11 - 14

 Close the Lion's Mouth
Color the lion, then fold to close its mouth as you retell the story.
Project | Ages 4 - 10

 Daniel and Lions
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Daniel and the Lions’ Den
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Daniel Delivered from the Lions
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Daniel: God Is My Judge
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 Daniel in the Lions' Den
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 Daniel in the Lions' Den
Spiritual tasks offer a reflection on a Biblical story and suggest a task for spiritual growth.
Activity | Ages over 18

 Daniel in the Lions’ Den
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Daniel in the Lions’ Den
We need to place our trust in the power of the Lord.
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 Daniel in the Lions’ Den
This lesson discusses a story from the Word and suggests projects and activities for young children.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Daniel in the Lions’ Den
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Daniel in the Lions’ Den (3-5 years)
Project | Ages 4 - 6

 Daniel in the Lions’ Den (6-8 years)
Project | Ages 7 - 10

 Daniel in the Lions’ Den (9-11 years)
Project | Ages 11 - 14

 Daniel in the Lions' Den Diorama
Project | Ages 4 - 10

 Daniel in the Lions' Den Retold
Story | All Ages

 Daniel in the Lions' Den Sequencing Activity
Cut the story strips for sequencing by one or more children
Activity | Ages 7 - 14

 Daniel in the Lions' Den Story Line
Make a story line reflecting your perspective on whether the events in this story are happy, sad, or “neutral.”
Activity | Ages 7 - 14

 Daniel (sheet music)
Song | Ages 4 - 14

 Daniel’s Protection
Bad things do happen and they happen to good people as well as bad, so the Divine protection does not mean immunity from bodily harm. But Divine protection is a very real thing.
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 Daniel Worships the Lord
An illustrated story about Daniel's faithfulness to God and how he was protected in the lion's den.
Story | Ages 4 - 6

 Dramatize the Story of Daniel in the Lions' Den
Retell the story while the children act it out. Have the angel go to all of the lions to "shut" their mouths.
Activity | Ages up to 6

 False Teeth
Use this picture of a lion roaring, to write a true idea and then a false idea that wants to "tear" at our understanding of the truth.
Activity | Ages 15 - 17

 In the Lions' Den
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Jigsaw Puzzle: Daniel in the Lions' Den
Print and cut out the color pieces of a jigsaw puzzle showing an angel protecting Daniel from the lions.
Project | Ages 4 - 10

 King Darius, Daniel, and Me
Explore how the Lord helped both King Darius and Daniel, and how he helps us.
Activity | Ages 15 - 17

 Overview of Daniel: A Man of Conscience for ages 3-14
Overview of a series of scripted lessons for the first six chapters of the book of Daniel. Suitable for Sunday schools, families and classrooms. Levels A, B and C provide materials for ages 3-14.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 3 - 14

 Quotes: The Lord Protects Us
Teaching Support | Ages over 15

 The Lions’ Den
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14


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