kjv@Daniel:6:3@ Then this [DANIEL] was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent [SPIRIT] was in him; and the [KING] thought to set him over the whole realm.
kjv@Daniel:6:4@ Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against [DANIEL] concerning the [KINGDOM]; but they could find none occasion nor [FAULT]; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or [FAULT] found in him.
kjv@Daniel:6:7@ All the presidents of the [KINGDOM], the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a [PETITION] of any [GOD] or [MAN] for thirty days, save of thee, O [KING], he shall be cast into the den of lions.
kjv@Daniel:6:12@ Then they came near, and spake before the [KING] concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every [MAN] that shall ask a [PETITION] of any [GOD] or [MAN] within thirty days, save of thee, O [KING], shall be cast into the den of lions? The [KING] answered and said, The thing is true, according to the [LAW] of the [MEDES] and Persians, which altereth not.
kjv@Daniel:6:17@ And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the [KING] sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning [DANIEL].
kjv@Daniel:6:23@ Then was the [KING] exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take [DANIEL] up out of the den. So [DANIEL] was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his [GOD].
kjv@Daniel:6:24@ And the [KING] commanded, and they brought those men which had accused [DANIEL], and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their [CHILDREN], and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their [BONES] in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.
In the comments of kjv@Daniel:5 I had pondered the righteousness of God and the unrighteousness of man as it came to God appointing rulers, even if of questionable heart. Here immediately after that chapter, we see a demonstration of one of these leaders being played shrewdly/wickedly by a band of political malcontents to a man of God's harm/end. The king was aware of the trickery and sorrowful about it but, was not in a position to go against his own decree. We see a similar occurrence with Pilot regarding the sentencing of Jesus. We should be aware then that matters of righteousness and unrighteousness and leadership are not as cut and dry as we commoners presume, neither is the manner in which the righteous hand of God must deal with them.
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