Adams.). Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego in the province of Babylon.". But infinity implies unity; and if this being is One, Divine worship must be due to Him alone. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. [The youths fell down bound into the midst of the fire: but the fire had no power to hurt them. Nebuchadnezzar, however, did not turn to the true God. Blood and fire and persecution, they are the great promoters of idolatry. Scholars wonder why. Seventhly, upon these the penalty of the law is inflicted in all extremity. Our religious culture has commonly appropriated the book of Daniel in one of two ways: 1) heroic examples of faith that we are to emulate. "[34] This additional information does not appear in our text; but there would appear to be no grounds for not believing the truth of it. 26 ¶ Then Nebuchad-nezzar came neere to the mouth of the burning fierie furnace, and spake and said, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, ye seruants of the most High God, come forth, and come hither. Daniel’s prophecy of the seventy sevens extends from Nehemiah (445 B.C.) This made God forbid the Jews the serving any of the gods of the neighbouring nations, under such severe penalties. These considerations were calculated to operate strongly on their minds, and to render them somewhat less scrupulous than they would otherwise have been about a single infringement of the Divine law. In fact, there is no sacrifice at all, except of a negative kind: all are at liberty to serve God in their own way: the infidel, the Socinian, and the idolatrous Papist, are as free to follow the dictates of their conscience, as the servant and worshipper of our Incarnate God. Thus out of the mouths of blasphemers and contemners of God can the Lord ordain praise: yet all this did not draw off this king from his idolatry, for he saith. And here we have: First, The action of blessing,. The Phoenicians made the first known sea journey around Africa. And the goodness of this, their pious adhering to God, will appear in two things: First, in their absolute refusal of this idolatrous command. God gives way to these men of blood, lets them do their utmost; He saves not these three holy men by rescue, or prevention; He keeps them not from the fire, but preserves them in it. The improvement of human nature consists in the notions of goodness in the Divine. (Galatians 5:25. As he does not act thus, his confession is worthless; not because he wished to obtain men’s favor or good opinion by what he said, but he deceived himself after the manner of hypocrites. Quia constantes. If any other deity is opposed to him, his majesty is already buried in complete obscurity. Here Daniel shews more clearly the absence of conversion in Nebuchadnezzar, and his failure to embrace the God of Israel, and worship him with sound and complete surrender of his affections. II. Why so? Religion must be a free consent of the soul; it can be acceptable to God only as it is voluntary. To prove our obedience to God, we must, uphold this principle — nothing pleases him which does not spring from faith. To bring their history more fully under our view, let us notice, They were certainly under great temptation to comply with the wishes of the king—. They who know how the mind and conscience are apt to be biassed by such reasonings as these, will see, that they must of necessity present a very formidable obstacle to the preservation of integrity under such circumstances. Take the other pretence, that violence is intended to promote the Gospel. Although they dared not persuade themselves that he would notice them yet they reposed their lives in the hand and care of God. This story is a fitting illustration of the cosmic battle between good and evil which is taking place in our world today. Hij heeft zijn engel gezonden en zijn dienaren bevrijd, die zich op Hem hebben verlaten, het bevel des konings hebben overtreden, en hun lichamen prijsgegeven, omdat zij geen enkele god willen vereren of aanbidden dan alleen hun God. There are a few opinions as to why… They yielded their bodies that they might not serve nor worship any other god but only their own God. The chapter tells us of an high statue and idol of gold erected by the King of Babylon. together with the agent, Nebuchadnezzar. The oppressed had such communion with their Lord as they had never enjoyed before, such as was a foretaste of heaven itself: but their oppressors were filled with shame and confusion of face. He pronounces the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego to be blessed if he really felt this, he must at the same time curse his idols, for the glory of the one true God cannot be extolled without all idols being reduced to nothing. To be glad and well pleased for the saving of men’s lives, for the sparing of bloodshed, such thanksgivings are comely. Hence let us learn, if we wish our life to be protected by God’s hand, to commit ourselves entirely to him, since he will never disappoint us when we confide in him. Nebuchadnezzar now admits that God‘s law should be obeyed, rather than his (Acts 5:29). Secondly, in their ready yielding to the penalty of it upon their refusal. Thirdly, it appears in an honourable promotion and advancement of these three worthies to places of dignity and authority in the province of Babylon (v. 30). And have changed the king’s word — Have rendered his command of none effect, God having himself suspended the execution of it; and yielded their bodies — To expected torture and death; that they might not serve, &c. — That is, rather than they would consent to serve any god, except their own God — Or, any false god: all gods, but Jehovah, being false pretenders to divinity. He had resolved to destroy them; he now resolved to honor them. And how they have since been rewarded in a better world, no tongue can express, no human imagination can conceive.]. Daniel's fainting and astonishment at the prospect of evils he saw coming on his people and the church, confirm the opinion that long-continued calamities were foretold. This strength of principle - this obedience to the dictates of conscience - this determination not to do wrong at any hazard - he could not but respect; and this is a remarkable instance to show that a firm and steady course in doing what is right will command the respect of even wicked men. Turning from a classic Reformed commentary on Daniel to one of the newest, Iain Duguid’s work on Daniel in the Reformed Expository Commentary series is an outstanding reference. ], But they manfully withstood the royal edict—. How can full conviction be wrought but by gentle usage, calm reasoning, and good example. Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, full of pride and vain-glory, determined to erect an image of gold that should be worshipped as a god. Quia confidentes. 3. That an angel should be employed on an embassage of this kind, we have seen, is in accordance with the current statements of the Scriptures. Biblical Commentary Daniel 12:1-3 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The book of Daniel seems almost like two books. Daniel 3:28 [Then] Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed [be] the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. Yielded their bodies - namely, to the fire, as a voluntary offering, in testimony of their faithfulness to God (cf. Some argue that the whole book was written in Aramaic and only later … Continue reading "Commentary on Daniel 6:6-27" In the presence of his princes and prime ministers of state, and made the following confession, to the praise and glory of the true God; which was extorted from him at this time through the force of conviction; for it does not appear to be a thorough conversion; nor did he relinquish his gods, and the worship of them: blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; he does not call him his God, but theirs, as he had called him the God of Daniel before, Daniel 2:47. who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him; the fourth man he saw in the furnace he now calls an angel of God; for the Heathens had notions of some being the messengers of the gods: this seems to favour the sense of those who think an angel is designed by the fourth person; though it does not follow that a created one must be meant; for it may be understood of the Angel of God's presence, the uncreated Angel, Jesus Christ; who, being sent by his divine Father; came and delivered these three persons from being consumed in the fire, who had in so strong a manner expressed their confidence in God, which the king now remembers and observes; see Daniel 3:17. and have changed the king's word; made it null and void, refused to obey it, knowing it was their duty to obey God rather than man; so that the king was forced to change his word, and, instead of obliging them to worship his image, blesses their God: and yielded their bodies; freely gave them up, without any resistance, into the hands of those who were ordered by the king to take and bind them, and cast them into the furnace, to which also they readily yielded themselves: so the Septuagint and Arabic versions add, "to the fire". This monarch, with all his pride, and haughtiness, and tyranny, had not a few generous qualities, and some of the finest illustrations of human nature were furnished by him. DANIEL The book of Daniel can be divided into two parts. No blasphemers of this new-made god, but only bare refusers, and that for conscience sake. First, the idolatry is costly. I. And, fourthly, The motives acknowledged for which God delivered them, They are four: II. Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshech, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. yielded  …  bodies — namely, to the fire. For whoever rests in God, easily despises all mankind, and whatever is lofty and magnificent in the world. 1. The miracle brought deep convictions on Nebuchadnezzar. 3:4-26 Daniel’s three friends were forced to decide between true and false worship. According to this, שׁלוּ in abstr. The three Hebrew youths mentioned in our test, having been set over different provinces, were necessitated to be present at the ceremony; but, being convinced of the sinfulness of idolatry, they would not them-selves be guilty of it. that they might not serve nor worship any god except their own God; they chose rather to deliver up themselves to death, to be burnt in a furnace, than to serve any other god than the God of Israel; such was their constancy and firmness of mind; such their attachment to the true God, and their faithfulness to him. Sixthly, notwithstanding all this violence in pressing, and this great generality of submitting to this idolatrous injunction, yet, here a few, three men, that deny their conformity, and refuse to engage themselves in this public impiety. Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king's command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God. The expense of making this image must have been immense; and it puts to shame the worshippers of Jehovah, who grudge to expend their money for the promotion of his glory. But no abiding change then took place in his conduct. Daniel 3:1-7 Daniel 3:8-17; Daniel 3:18 Daniel 3:19-23; Daniel 3:24-25 Daniel 3:26-30; ROB SALVATO. Daniel 3:28. they chose rather to deliver up themselves to death, to be burnt in a furnace, than to serve any other god than the God of Israel; such was their constancy and firmness of mind; such their attachment to the true God, and their faithfulness to him. Hitz. Read this Daniel Chapter 4 commentary with verse by verse comments by Jerry Robinson. This is doubtless the sense of the passage. 2. Beside, all error, considering the vanity of mankind, is of a nice and tender nature; it requires a great deal of management and address to make people own that they are in the wrong, especially in matters of religion. And what produced it? Then Nebuchadnezzar ... said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach. The Septuagint (LXX) adds the following to this last verse: "and advanced them, and gave them authority to rule over all the Jews who were in his kingdom. When they began to settle into societies, and when they reflected upon the first cause of the benefits they enjoyed, and discovered the goodness of God, then love grew as the principle of their glad obedience, and their worship was bloodless and cheerful, and their manners innocent and endearing. He had resolved to destroy them; he now resolved to honor them. The intrepidly pious conduct of these three noble Jews. He only declared Him to be a God who is able to save His servants as no other could, and merely forbade the despising and reviling of this God. until the Second Coming. Blessed be the God of Shadrach, etc. [They were under far different circumstances from the rest of the governors that were assembled on this occasion. For if we are thoroughly persuaded that God is the guardian of our life, surely no threats, nor terrors, nor death itself, should hinder us from persevering in our duty. means the error; שׁלה in concr., the erroneous. They loved not their lives to death that they might be true to Him. But faith cannot be acquired by any miracle, or any perception of the Divine power; it requires instruction also. Moreover, when every governor in the empire complied with the edict, why should they refuse; more especially since their refusal would subject them to the most cruel death, and rob them of all opportunity of benefiting their respective provinces in future? This was, as it were, a kind of anticipation and previous persuasion, since all people are persuaded that angels exist, so that they had some idea of angels, although but a partial one. That which distinguishes the Gospel is its being so admirably disposed to beget love and peace, justice and charity, among all men. II. - Here is a noble testimony from a heathen. I. 1. ‘His supernatural agency.’ More than an angel, but similar to the idea of ‘the Angel of Yahweh’. You can find the best commentary on Daniel for you using the tools on the right side. Praise for The Moody BiBle CoMMenTary This commentary is concise. This is doubtless the sense of the passage. But this is far too common; for we see virtue praised and yet frozen to death, as in this instance, for many are willing to offer him lip-service. ; but without sufficient ground, since with other words both forms are found together, e.g., ארמלא, vidua, with ארמלוּ, viduitas. the God of Shadrach, & c., not his God. Daniel 3:28 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Daniel 3:28, NIV: "Then Nebuchadnezzar said, 'Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants!They trusted in him and defied the king's command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God." III. And yielded their bodies - The Greek adds here εἰς πῦρ eis pur - "to the fire." And I repeat this again, to shew that repentance does not consist in one or two works, but in perseverance, as Paul says, —, “If ye live in the Spirit, walk also in the Spirit.” All the governors and princes of the provinces are gathered together, all engaged in this idolatrous worship. They had full trusted God to do what was right even when everything seemed to be going wrong. In the greatest universality and prevailing of impiety, yet God hath some that withstand superstition and give testimony to His truth. THE PARTICULAR CAUSE OF THE GREAT DANGER WHICH THESE MEN WERE BROUGHT INTO. And the prophet upbraids Amaziah for choosing those gods that could not deliver their own people out of his hands (2 Chronicles 25:15). Because they trusted in Him, therefore He delivered them. The first six chapters tell of four young Israelites in the Babylonian captivity (chapter 1)—Daniel (also known as Belshazzar), Hananiah (aka Shadrach), … Commentary on Daniel 8:15-27 (Read Daniel 8:15-27) The eternal Son of God stood before the prophet in the appearance of a man, and directed the angel Gabriel to explain the vision. Still further did God appear for his servants,]. Peaceable, no raisers of sedition and tumult. A sense of duty to their king, and of gratitude to their benefactor, might seem to justify a small deviation from the stricter path of duty. 3. That an angel should be employed on an embassage of this kind, we have seen, is in accordance with the current statements of the Scriptures. Nebuchadnezzar acknowledges the power and faithfulness of their God, and the remarkable faith, trust and willingness to yield all, of the three men. Daniel 3 Commentary; GRANT RICHISON. Their conduct, and the Divine protection in consequence of their conduct, had had the effect wholly to change his purpose toward them. And have changed the king's word - have made the king's attempt to coerce into obedience vain. They are, like Moses his bush, burning, but not consumed, The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire. frustrated it, and make it void, and convinced the king, and brought him to a better mind. Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent His angel and delivered His servants. Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) Scofield: Definitions: Interlinear: Library: Topical Studies: X-References: Commentaries: No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Daniel 3:28. Let us see what was good and commendable in it. So it is with men amongst ourselves. II. II. And how different now were the feelings of the oppressed and their oppressors! Here he confesses that Israel’s God was mighty, since he was taught it by a miracle; but this, as I have reminded you, is not sufficient for solid piety, unless instruction is added, and occupies the first place. Indeed, deliverance is the work that God delights in, by which He will make Himself known to be the true God. III. This Nebuchadnezzar and his courtiers saw, and were beyond measure astonished at it. But if, when men had got thus far by the light of nature, anyone should have started up and pretended to have offered violence to his neighbour, by a particular commission from God and for His glory, then love must at once have given place to fear, and human nature turned savage and wild again. Zeal is as necessary to the life of devotion as the natural heat is to that of the body. This monarch, with all his pride, and haughtiness, and tyranny, had not a few generous qualities, and some of the finest illustrations of human nature were furnished by him. Such are the enforcements of idolatry; far from the temper of true Christianity. And here we see that miracles are not sufficient to convert men to God, but that doctrine most chiefly be joined with them, without which there can be no faith. It is much to hear praises and benedictions of God out of such a man’s mouth. Decision for God at last gains the respect even of the worldly (Pr 16:7). 3. If we are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, we need not be concerned about it; for our God will come and walk with us in the fire, and make the wrath of our enemies the occasions of richer Communications of his love. As the Chaldeans in this case had watched the Jews and accused them of disobedience, so also could the Jews scattered throughout the kingdom bring before the tribunal the heathen who blasphemed their God. But the distinction between a fault arising from mistake and one arising from a bad intention does not accord with the edict of an Oriental despot, which must be in decided terms, so that there may be no room in cases of transgression for an appeal to a mere oversight. Daniel 3:28. nor worship — by prostration of the body. This is surprising indeed, when a profane king says the angel was sent by God. 2) predictions that we are to decode and … Continue reading "Commentary on Daniel 3:1-30" He neither acknowledged Jehovah as the only, or the alone true God, nor did he command Him to be worshipped. Ze kwamen voor de koning staan. Compare "Excursus I." No Other God — that assertion is at the core of this chapter as it is in the entire book of Daniel. And we must diligently remark this, — Nebuchadnezzar praises these three, because they refused to worship any other god except their own. For the instrument, it was the sending and dispatch of an angel. It is implied here that they had done this voluntarily, and that they might easily have avoided it if they had chosen to obey the king. to Prof. Stuart "on the Apocalypse." that they might not serve nor worship any god except their own God; they chose rather to deliver up themselves to death, to be burnt in a furnace, than to serve any other god than the God of Israel; such was their constancy and firmness of mind; such their attachment to the true God, and their faithfulness to him. Why does he not rather speak of him as his own God? This, indeed, is no common confession, but the event proved how suddenly King Nebuchadnezzar was acted on by impulse, without having, the living root of the fear of God in his heart. Therefore yielded their bodies to the fire, and to his fury, by passive obedience, rather than not obey God actively, by worshipping any false god. Thus this great miracle was a vital link in the long chain of God's dealings with the apostate human race, and also a very necessary one, in the achievement of God's purpose of redemption. Fear not then, any of you, to give yourselves up to God, or to encounter the wrath of man for his sake; for “them that honour him, he will honour.” Only “be faithful unto death, and lie will give you a crown of life.”]. What a blessing this decree of Nebuchadnezzar must have been to the Jews throughout their captivity! By God’s glory is probably meant the improving that notion of God which men have by the light of nature; or making His revealed will to be more readily embraced by them. And this was a necessary instruction for him at this time. The image being erected, the chief men in all the provinces of the empire were summoned to attend at the dedication of it, and, at a given signal, to how down and worship it. Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach … - On the characteristic of mind thus evinced by this monarch, see the notes and practical remarks at Daniel 2:46-47. Who hath sent his angel - This proves that the king regarded this mysterious fourth personage as an angel, and that he used the phrase Daniel 3:25 “is like the son of God” only in that sense. Mt 24:15-28, 15 “Therefore when you see the ‘ abomination of desolation ,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place ” (whoever reads, let him understand) , 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. The occasion of these words must be too well known to be repeated in all its circumstances. ], 2. This may be excused, had he really devoted himself to the God of Israel, and abjured his former superstitions. Daniël 3:28 NBG51 Nebukadnessar hief aan en zeide: Geloofd zij de God van Sadrak, Mesak en Abednego! (Romans 14:23.) 1:5-17 Daniel risked death by choosing to reject the king’s food and drink, but he determined to be true to God and obey the dietary requirements set out in His law.See Leviticus 11; 17:12; Deuteronomy 14:3-21.Daniel also knew that the royal diet would not be good for his health. Parts of the book of Daniel (Dan. Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king’s command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God. Whatever has the sanction of the great, whether it be good or bad, is followed; and no one dares to stem the torrent of iniquity which overflows the land. Nebuchadnezzar now admits that God's law should be obeyed rather than his (Acts 5:29, "We ought to obey God rather than men"). 3. Nor worship any god - by prostration of the body. For he did not depart from his own errors and give himself up entirely to the God of Israel, and embrace his worship in its purity. Because they trusted in Him. The endeavouring to recommend ourselves to man rather than to God. The three Hebrews showed strong faith when they chose to trust God regardless of whether or not he would deliver them. So when the impious feel God’s power, they do not dare to proceed with obstinacy against him, but wish to appease him by a false repentance, without putting off their natural disposition. [The king himself, who had sent them into the furnace, carne to call them thence; and was constrained, in the presence of all his people, to commend their constancy, and to acknowledge the supreme dominion and power of the God of Israel. The meaning is, that rather than bow clown to worship gods which they regarded as no gods; rather than violate their consciences, and do wrong, they had preferred to be cast into the flames, committing themselves to the protection of God. Thirdly, this mixture in religion, to serve the Lord, and yet, withal, to conform to the worship of any other god; it is contrary. What honor does the Lord put on them that are steadfast in the faith! I allow, indeed, that miracles prepare men to believe, but if miracles only occurred without the knowledge of God being added from his Word, faith will vanish away — as the example sufficiently remarkable here sets before us. IV. 2. Another pretence of religious cruelty is that it may promote the good of our neighbour. Quia martyres. But Aramaic was the language of the empire so that theory falls flat. Collins situates the Old Testament in its historical context and offers a full explanation of the text, especially its religious imagery. Daniel 3:28 Commentaries: Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king's command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God. but by such difficulties the historical character of the narrative is not brought under suspicion. There is no one who has any conception of God but must allow Him to be infinite in all His attributes. The Pharisees taught that it was lawful to hate enemies. Here forgiveness is improved into beneficence, and humanity exalted into charity. Such as these are unworthy of being convinced by the word of God, but Nebuchadnezzar is here appointed their master, censor, and judge. For sending his angel to deliver his servants that trusted in him. The utmost we can expect from force is an outward compliance. He blesseth God for four things. Daniel 6:6-27 is written in Aramaic not Hebrew as most of the Old Testament is written. Leon Wood, A Commentary of Daniel (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1973), p. 80. Violence may extort confession from the mouth, but will not hinder curses, at the same time, in the heart. 3. He had given them time to deliberate on the subject Daniel 3:14-15, and he knew that they had resolved to pursue the course which they did from principle, no matter what might be the results Daniel 3:16-18. And this, his testimony, will appear in three evidences and manifestations of it. Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, &c. — So Darius offers up his acknowledgments to the God of Daniel 6:26, looking upon him as superior to other gods, but not as the only true God. 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. 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