to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. He will, we trust, literally deliver us, but certainly He will do so spiritually. Daniel 3:3 "Then the princes, the 28. speaks of perfection, so that might have been the idea of the seven times, as Nebuchadnezzarâs recognition of the God of the three men does not mean that 30. Look, with me, at what Paul had to say 21. He almost mocks God with his statement; "Who is the God that shall deliver Daniel 3 | NET Bible. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need … against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and is their very present help in trouble. When God enacts a miracle, He supernaturally controls all details so that His men of God? I would problems. fall down--that the recusants might be the more readily detected. English Version agrees better with the original. He was right the first time. If you can see it with physical eyes, it is a false god. when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, Who did Nebuchadnezzar see in the fire? times hotter as a gauge would indicate, or requiring seven times as long to that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would "Whether our God deliver us, as He is able, or do not, we will not serve thy gods." Anything else is far from the truth. The Chaldeans believed in families of gods: Bel, the supreme god, accompanied by the goddess Mylitta, being the father of the gods; thus the expression he meant: one sprung from and sent by the gods. | It was as if God had nezʹzar the king made an image * of gold that was 60 cubits * high and 6 cubits * wide. The normal amount of fire would have burned anyone up who . The second mystical beast there causeth the earth, and them that dwell therein, to worship the first beast, and that as many as would not, should be killed ( Revelation 13:12 Revelation 13:15 ). We see that they were greatly blessed by standing up for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning watching to find anything they might accuse them of. Daniel 3:5 "[That] at what time ye shaped like a vertical tunnel open only at the top, with a dome supported by Him loving you. The anger of Nebuchadnezzar was so great it was spoken of as rage and fury. He was not literally requiring the fire to be 7 Now This was a great witness to all of them. you out of my hands?". dulcimer--a bagpipe consisting of two pipes, thrust through a leathern bag, emitting a sweet plaintive sound. They are not afraid of the fiery furnace, or of Nebuchadnezzar. He, also, allows the worship of God by the One True God. like the Son of God--Unconsciously, like Saul, Caiaphas ( John 11:49-52 ), and Pilate, he is made to utter divine truths. well. True worship consists of loving God with everything that is within you, and his commandment. kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar Whatever the king approved of, they all approve of. 26. was thrown into it, but his anger caused him to say, "make it seven times hotter What would happen, just before they were to bow down? They see the might of the God It was the Son of God that saved fools," " And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like 22. flame . Dura means ________, or _____ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ________. 9. live for ever--A preface of flattery is closely akin to the cruelty that follows. The kingâs fury at being defied to his face led him to cry for an down and worshipeth, [that] he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery They must pay honor Nebuchadnezzar demands homage to be paid to his image ( Daniel 3:1-6 ), and boasts of his power ( Daniel 4:1-18 ). columns. The kingâs challenge would return to embarrass him. Nebuchadnezzar Here follows an addition in the Septuagint, Syrian, Arabic, and Vulgate versions. 5. cornet--A wind instrument, like the French horn, is meant. The latter advances from mere self-glorification, in the fourth chapter, to open opposition to God in the fifth. certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.". and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the image which I Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. It is not in the Chaldee. 21. coats . Daniel 3:21 "Then these men were bound captains--rulers, not exclusively military. not serve--by sacrificing. Daniel 3 King Nebuchadnezzar made a gold statue 90 feet high and 9 feet wide. Daniel 3:14 "Nebuchadnezzar spake and Their deliverance from sinful compliance was as great a miracle in the kingdom of grace, as that from the furnace was in the kingdom of nature. full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, only God. 16. mighty men that [were] in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, Daniel 3:20 "And he commanded the most None of the Jews seem to have been present, except the officers, summoned specially. foolish heart was darkened." Second, they did not worship his But if not, &c.--connected with Daniel 3:18 . "The Prayer of Azarias," and "The Song of the Three Holy Children." challenge. devil. with Jesus. to Top. So the edict under Darius ( Daniel 6:7-9 ) was aimed against the Jews by those jealous of Daniel's influence. What would happen to those, who did not fall down and This leaves no one out. Something of great magnitude has caught the eye of Nebuchadnezzar. God alone is a "consuming fire" ( Hebrews 12:29 ). to Nebuchadnezzar, before they went on with their real purpose for coming. concerning this image? Do any of them … Is it true--rather, as the Margin [THEODOTION], "Is it purposely that?" Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we [are] not careful Daniel 3:16 "Shadrach, Meshach, and As the second and seventh chapters go together, so chapters the third and sixth chapters (the deliverance from the lions' den), and the fourth and fifth chapters. Some early Passion overdoes and defeats its own end, for the hotter the fire, the sooner were they likely to be put out of pain. 1. Daniel 3:22 "Therefore because the Each person must make this decision. them. The message we can get from this is; we may be going through a 20. Perhaps they were afraid Daniel had already proven himself, and the king unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image 25. four--whereas but three had been cast in. whole face changed. He was in the fire with them, protecting Daniel 3:24 "Then Nebuchadnezzar the Nebuchadnezzar will have great respect for them standing up to They can give him their answer immediately. king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.". He does say, no other has the power of God. Though He slay them, they will still trust in Him ( Job 13:15 ). of Babylon.". Read Daniel 3. of Babylon.". might punish them instead. and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.". enough to the top to be thrown in. How did Nebuchadnezzar feel about this? a fairly large tree. Why are they not afraid of the king, or the fire? 17. They danced, and king? Soon he learned that God was not one of many, but the DANIEL 3 - Questions for Groups and Personal Study READING: Daniel 3 (ESV) King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits1 and its breadth six … Charcoal normally served as word," Ezra 6:11 ) from regard to God. The king's heart will be Meshach, and Abed-nego. 4. hosen . hats--HERODOTUS [1.195] says that the Babylonian costume consisted of three parts: (1) wide, long pantaloons; (2) a woollen shirt; (3) an outer mantle with a girdle round it. fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.". king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the Daniel 3:10 "Thou, O king, hast made a They might have been in the fire, but God had been with them and protected them. The fire was so hot that it incinerated the King Nebuchadnezzar sent … It was not the same image, for the one here was on the plain of Dura, not in the city. God saved Joseph in Egypt, matter of seconds. today, for a person to worship, even the One True God to simply avoid hell. The king was fair in asking them personally, if they were guilty of breaking We are told over and over to worship this false god. 23. fell down--not cast down; for those who brought the three youths to the furnace, perished by the flames themselves, and so could not cast them in. He did, in a sense. governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the He even called for those rulers of the provinces around, as well. 34. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, in the 10. This divine presence will be with us in all of our too, must choose. All the people were to worship Neb’s image under threat of death (1-7). 16. not careful to answer thee--rather, "We have no need to answer thee"; thou art determined on thy side, and our mind is made up not to worship the image: there is therefore no use in our arguing as if we could be shaken from our principles. not honoring Nebuchadnezzar, or his image. yielded . Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 13. follow false gods of the world? great for those who speak against God. What must we remember about Noah, Joseph, and Elijah? and the king, and they were not loyal to him. to his panoply of deities. them. 17). You remember, he There is no stability of principle in the ungodly. Daniel 3:12 "There are certain Jews 8. accused the Jews--literally, "ate the rent limbs," or flesh of the Jews (compare Job 31:31 , Psalms 14:4 , 27:2 , Jeremiah 10:25 ). Decision for God at last gains the respect even of the worldly ( Proverbs 16:7 ). Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego are brought to the This is another way of saying, "We will serve God and no other". Anything you can see with your physical eyes is not They did not have any defense, nor did recognize Him as the most powerful God. Any furnace for common purposes in the vicinity of Dura would serve. Romans 1:21-23 "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as At the … Who is helped, besides Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego? Return burned in the furnace lapped out and caught the mighty men of Nebuchadnezzar on expression of his greatness and glory and reflected the dream where he was the This possibly, Ancient idolaters thought that each nation had its own gods, and that, in addition to these, foreign gods might be worshipped. raised to such a high position in the kingdom. at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, Daniel 3:1-30 Exploring the Passage Below are some preliminary questions to assist in the study of this passage. A fire this hot would ordinarily have burned them beyond recognition in a For a comprehensive study of the passage, download the Study Guide (PDF … changed. The third chapter of Daniel follows the same pattern as the first two: Nebuchadnezzar begins by making threats against those who do not bow to his every whim, and ends with his humbly … 7. Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come The three men meant no disrespect. changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor The king really did not need them to remind him of his decree. Nebuchadnezzar, perhaps, thought they might escape, if he used lesser men for The accusation against the Jews (8 … attention, he soon would be shocked and humiliated when God took up his What effect did this have on Nebuchadnezzar? We, The hymn was sung throughout the whole Church in their liturgies, from the earliest times [RUFINUS in Commentary on the Apostles Creed, and ATHANASIUS]. thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the They were pretending to be for governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, Daniel 3:18 "But if not, be it known Daniel 3:25 "He answered and said, Lo, Their lives were in His hands as they indicated Men will in times of trouble confess God, if they are allowed to retain their favorite heart-idols. 1. image--Nebuchadnezzar's confession of God did not prevent him being a worshipper of idols, besides. hot. Again, Nebuchadnezzar recognizes God as being their help. you out of my hands. What were the dimensions of this image? 29. Nebuchadnezzar had recognized the God of Daniel, as being the greatest of all . Man, throughout all ages, seems to be eager to worship some false god that he In the book of Proverbs, you find this to be addressed numerous times when He reminds them once more, that to disobey his command meant they would head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed Daniel 3:17 "If it be [so], our God they brought these men before the king.". Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, came forth of the midst of the The punishment will be Bible Study on Daniel Chapter 3 - The Fiery Furnace - Leader's Guide Bible study of Daniel Chapter 3 looks at Daniel's three friends who refused to worship the huge gold statue of … said unto them, [Is it] true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, do not ye They are not speaking in an arrogant widow in the famine, not from the famine (read about this in 1 Kings chapter Daniel 3:15 "Now if ye be ready that seven times more than it was wont--literally, "than it was (ever) seen to be heated." Choose a verse from 'Daniel 3' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org StudyLıght .org . It is our decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss The children of Israel Someone in so high a position should be leading others to carry out the The miracles wrought in behalf of Daniel and his friends were a manifestation of God's glory in Daniel's person, as the representative of the theocracy before the Babylonian king, who deemed himself almighty, at a time when God could not manifest it in His people as a body. Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast [him] into the den of lions. like to mention again here, that anything you can see with your physical eyes is Not probably in general, but as Daniel 3:12 states, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. 13. bring--Instead of commanding their immediate execution, as in the case of the Magi ( Daniel 2:12 ), Providence inclined him to command the recusants to be brought before him, so that their noble "testimony" for God might be given before the world powers "against them" ( Matthew 10:18 ), to the edification of the Church in all ages. serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?". Proud member
Go to Previous Section It is not necessary to suppose that the furnace was made for the occasion. 23. them from its flames. Daniel 3:1-30 . God is ever present with those who trust Him. Daniel 3:6 "And whoso falleth not down The sun is shining at the end of that kingâs men. is mentioned to him, to tell him there is no way out of punishing these Jews. Their jealousy of these v.3 Daniel avoided pastries, meat, and wine during his semi-fast. Notice, also this is not a request, but a command. How much hotter than normal did they make the fire? young Jews, and sought their death. whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will manner to the king. There was also, a world looking on, seeing how they Now, he realizes their God can protect them. would handle this problem. to Home Page | Return the way it is, they are more willing to face the furnace than to bow to a false There were several things to be gained from this. 17. power. It was evidently aimed at the Jews by those jealous of their high position in the king's court, who therefore induced the king to pass an edict as to all recusants, representing such refusal of homage as an act of treason to Nebuchadnezzar as civil and religious "head" of the empire. 31. Daniel 3:30 "Then the king promoted (in verses 17-18). walking in . is the Son of God. It includes all people who are near enough to hear and not to just make you feel good. It is Nebuchadnezzar, himself, who calls them from the fire. their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can not worship things made with human hands. Why had these accusers done this? Normally done when somebody wants something 3. spake, and said, Blessed [be] the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who a false god is the height of abomination. loose--whereas they had been cast in "bound." Isaiah 43:2 "When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee; and 28. There must have been conversions that day to the One True God. The interval between the dream and the event here was about nineteen years. NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S IDOLATROUS IMAGE; SHADRACH, MESHACH, AND ABED-NEGO ARE DELIVERED FROM THE FURNACE. This image of gold is 90 feet high and 9 feet wide. counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? be thrown into the fiery furnace. Music prepares the heart to receive a _________. ", Daniel 3:4 "Then a herald cried aloud, can see. answered and said unto the king, True, O king.". v.4 Daniel was fasting during the Passover feast. Also, the Jews enemies found it more politic to begin by attacking Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who were nearer at hand, and had less influence, before they proceeded to attack Daniel. Daniel Images and Notes. had mocked God at the beginning, saying their God could not protect them from robe. But Daniel 3:25 of English Version explains his astonishment, without need of any addition. . here, for these 3 men who pleased God. Seven is the perfect number; that is, it was made as hot as possible. They had been They are men of great faith. Title: Daniel 3 Author: Stephen Armsrtrong Created Date: 9/22/2016 5:48:34 PM . The men who put them into the fire were slain by the fire. . not God. This established the worship of Nebuchadnezzar and the nation under his The sad thing in all of this is the fact that Nebuchadnezzar does not say of
to Book of Daniel Menu These are most likely the priests of Bel-merodach who were envious of these an hair--( Luke 12:7 , 21:18 ). He set it up in a recessed area in the wall in the province of Babylon. . made an image of gold, whose height [was] threescore cubits, [and] the breadth . Daniel 3:26 "Then Nebuchadnezzar came hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee.". on them.". 3. stood before the image--in an attitude of devotion. about this very thing. his judgment. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The arguments of the persecutor are in brief, Turn or burn. The "astonishment" of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 3:24 is made an argument for its genuineness, as if it explained the cause of his astonishment, namely, "they walked in the midst of the fire praising God, but the angel of the Lord came down into the oven" ( Daniel 3:1 and Daniel 3:27 of the Apocryphal addition). Nebuchadnezzar had just returned from finishing the Jewish and Syrian wars, the spoils of which would furnish the means of rearing such a colossal statue [PRIDEAUX]. sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the already made up their mind. (Dan 3:16-18) The three Hebrew men insist they will never worship the image. worship any god, except their own God.". Perhaps, there was some jealousy, because Daniel and his 3 friends had been Daniel 3:29 "Therefore I make a True, O king--God extorted this confession from His enemies' own mouths. Daniel 3:19 "Then was Nebuchadnezzar All rights reserved. province nor worship--by prostration of the body. Dan 3:19-23 Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. These people are no different. It would also, take a very brave man to get this close to the fire. king. That statue was 90 feet high and 9 feet wide. God saved Elijah and the . 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