The Astonishment of Nebuchadnezzer as he looked into the Fiery Furnace, I. We can imagine that the king had them cast into the furnace and didn’t intend to look twice, believing they would be immediately consumed. Romans 3:24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; (NASB: Lockman). ... Daniel 3:24–29. Daniel 3:24. The Prayer of Azariah is said by Azariah alone. 2. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Find hope in the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Can we fail in the light of Scripture to recognise the fourth in the furnace as “the Messenger of the covenant” of whom we read: “In all their afflictions He was afflicted, and the angel of His presence saved them”; “the Word” that was to be “made flesh and dwell among men, the only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth”? Who was he? they answered and said, true, O King; it was certainly so: thus they are brought to bear a testimony to the truth of this; it was not only the king that gave the orders, and saw them obeyed, but his counsellors also; and which they own, and serves to corroborate the truth of the miracle. Was not Belshazzar, when, with trembling knees and a terrified soul, he quailed before the writing on the wall: “Thou art weighed in the balances and found wanting”? “Did we not cast three men…?” All rights reserved. Between Daniel 3:23 and Daniel 3:24 LXX, and Theodotion, and following them the Vulgate (but with notes prefixed and added to the effect that Jerome did not find the passage in the Heb. Deliverance through the Seven-Fold Tribulation (3:24-27) Epilogue: The Acknowledgment by the King of the Most High God (3:28-30) Introduction. This, indeed, is especially fulfilled in Christ; but it is extended to the whole body, and to each member of the Church, for God has his own hosts at hand to serve him. 1. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the aspect of the fourth is like a son of the gods. The Vulgate renders it “optimatibus;” the Septuagint, μεγιστᾶσιν megistasin - his nobles, or distinguished men. The book claims to have been written by a man named Daniel, who was brought from Jerusalem in the year 605 BC (Dan. (Psalms 91:11, and Psalms 34:7.) 3. Daniel 3:24-25 New International Version (NIV) 24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.” 25 He said, “Look! And, &c. "What follows I have not found in the Hebrew volumes." Daniel 3:24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, [and] spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? Deliverance through the Seven-Fold Tribulation (3:24-27) Epilogue: The Acknowledgment by the King of the Most High God (3:28-30) Introduction. (Catholics and Orthodox refer to books in … Daniel 3:24 Context. HE WAS ASTONISHED AT THE NUMBER HE BEHELD IN THE FURNACE “Lo! 21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. It is accepted as canonical scripture by Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christians, but rejected by Protestants. Antoninus the emperor set forth an edict in Asia that no Christian should be persecuted; for, said he, it is their joy to die: they are victors, and do vanquish you. Was not Cain in a furnace when he said, “My punishment is greater than I can bear”? 23 And these three men, … Leon Wood, A Commentary of Daniel (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1973), p. 80. 22 Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Daniel 3:17–18. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. We can imagine that the king had them cast into the furnace and didn’t intend to look twice, believing they would be immediately consumed. 1 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, its height sixty cubits, its width six cubits; he set it up in the … The Prayer of Azariah is said by Azariah alone. True, O king — God extorted this confession from His enemies‘ own mouths. 3. 1 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, its height sixty cubits, its width six cubits; he set it up … Daniel Daniel Taken to Babylon. (Worthington). True, O king: the Lord extorted this confession from them, though enemies. The Septuagint says in Daniel 3:24 that Nebuchadnezzar's attention was caught when he heard them singing praises in the furnace. God indeed does not need his angels, while he uses their assistance in condescension to our infirmities. Daniel 4:1-3 Lecture Seventeenth. We can imagine that the king had them cast into the furnace and didn't intend to look twice, believing they would be immediately consumed. A single angel was sent to these three men; Nebuchadnezzar calls him a son of God; not because he thought him to be Christ, but according to the common opinion among all people, that angels are sons of God, since a certain divinity is resplendent in them; and hence they call angels generally sons of God. – The statue’s feet (“regal”) are also composed of iron. Scripture: Daniel 3:24-25. That is what the words mean. will to these Jews: did not we cast three men bound into 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of b the vessels of the house of God. The Prayer of Azariah and the accompanying Song of the Three Young Men form part of chapter three and embellish the story of Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, three young Jewish men who were bound and thrown into a fiery furnace for defying Nebuchadrezzar’s order to worship an idol. He says, then, the king trembled at that miracle; since God often compels the impious to acknowledge his power, and when they stupidity themselves, and harden all their senses, they are compelled to feel God’s power whether they will or not. "[32] In that light, how should we evaluate a statement by Barnes that we should not allow the translation of the words "son of God" as they most certainly stand in the text, on the grounds that, "It is clear that no such conception entered into the mind of the king of Babylon. He holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Arlington and is the author or editor of numerous books and Bible commentaries including Theology for the Church and the New American Commentary on 1, 2, and 3 John. Daniel 3:24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astounded and stood up in haste; he said to his high officials, "Was it not three men we cast bound into the midst of the fire?" Since the book of Daniel is purportedly about prophecy, such a fact certainly gives one pause. He wanted to check with others in case he saw an illusion. They replied to the king, "Certainly, O king." for so the place is understood by thousands. By this consolation God wished to allay their anxiety, and to soften their grief, by adding an angel as their companion. Like Daniel, they were blessed by God and impressed the king after their period of training - Dan 1:17-20 2. Daniel was a man of God and just like him, we have to draw a line of where we will allow this world to take us. 3. Ver. Other People's Commentary (NT) entries containing Daniel 3:25: Hebrews 11:34 Daniel 3:24 : Daniel 3:26 >> DISCLAIMER: Church of the Great God (CGG) provides these resources to aid the individual in studying the Bible. 2 He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials to … They answered and said unto the king, True, O king." Daniel 4:1-5 » Daniel 3:26-30. by Grant Richison | Mar 1, 2002 | Daniel | 3 comments. The Golden Image. Daniel - Chapter 3 « Previous Chapter 2. Daniel shews how this happened to King Nebuchadnezzar. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. Daniel 3:26 Daniel 3:27 Daniel 3:28 Daniel 3:29 Daniel 3:30 PRAYER. This mighty, supernatural deliverance of the three "was designed to show the sovereignty of the true God over the nation that had taken Israel captive. Commentary on Daniel 3:1-30 View Bible Text . 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of b the vessels of the house of God. What a lesson as to the importance of improving every season of specially favourable opportunity, every day of specially merciful visitation. and was it not Another cause of the king’s astonishment seems to have been this: THEIR DEMEANOUR IN THE FURNACE--“walking in the midst of the fire,” so calm, self-possessed, joyful. The offspring of these unions between the sons of God and […] Leon Wood, A Commentary of Daniel (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1973), p. 80. Here is an instance of the vast superiority of the old King James Version above everything since then. But when servants of the Lord are in the furnace of affliction they are in the furnace that is “in Jerusalem,” and in it they are not alone. Daniel 3:24 Context. "[29] It also had the utility of legitimizing the Jewish religion throughout the period, of their captivity. Another cause of the king’s astonishment was this: “THEY HAVE NO HURT.” How illustrative of the precious truth that God’s people receive no hurt in the furnace of affliction! 3:24-26; 6:21-22. Other People's Commentary (NT) entries containing Daniel 3:24: Hebrews 11:34 Daniel 3:23 : Daniel 3:25 >> DISCLAIMER: Church of the Great God (CGG) provides these resources to aid the individual in studying the Bible. Proud member This passage should be rendered, "The fourth is like the Son of God," exactly as it is in the KJV. (Challoner) --- See the preface. They say that, "Of course, Nebuchadnezzar could not have known the True God. And he brought them to c the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, d and placed the vessels in the … One version of the Greek has “his friends.” The word is obscure, but it must refer to the Babylonian officials who surrounded the king. we have be be people of integrity. The feet are required to physically move and follow. Being delivered. Like Daniel, they were young men taken from Judah into captivity and trained to serve before the king - Dan 1:6-7 b. Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” Nebuchadnezzar sees something astonishing. The feet carry their own unique importance in that they are what support men when standing upright (Ezek. Then, Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied - The word “astonied,” which occurs several times in our translation Ezra 9:3; Job 17:8; Job 18:20; Ezekiel 4:17; Daniel 3:24; Daniel 4:19; Daniel 5:9, is but another form for “astonished,” and expresses wonder or amazement. David Platt serves as Lead Pastor of … 18:8) and men use their feet to run to evil (Prov. Daniel 3:24 "Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, [and] spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? (1-7) Shadrach and his companions refuse to worship it. text, but translated it from Theodotion), have a long insertion (Daniel 3:24-30), which, after describing how the three youths walked in the midst of the fire, praising God (Daniel 3:24), narrates the … We stumble when our feet slip (Ps. So the Psalmist seems to have felt when he said, “The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul.” To have discoveries made to us of errors in the judgment, deceitfulness in the heart, self-righteousness in the spirit, and manifold deficiencies previously unnoticed by us in our character and life, may be most humiliating and painful for a season, but far from hurtful to the soul; for such are some of the expressly intended results of sanctified affliction which, injuring none of the Christian graces, gives new vigour to faith, new brightness to hope, new ardour to holy affections, and a tone of new devotedness to the whole spirit and life. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Then, Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied -, E WAS ASTONISHED AT THE NUMBER HE BEHELD IN THE FURNACE, did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire. Commentary on Daniel 3:1-7 (Read Daniel 3:1-7) In the height of the image, about thirty yards, probably is included a pedestal, and most likely it was only covered with plates of gold, not a solid mass of that precious metal. Why? Daniel 3:23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Surely, then, it becomes the people of God, amid the various trials of life, to “trust and be not afraid,” and so “glorify in the fires” their covenant God and Father. 3. 1. True. 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