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:6:8@ Now, O [King], establish the decree, and sign the [Writing], that it be not changed, according to the [Law] of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
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:6:22@ My [God] hath sent his [Angel], and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O [King], have I done [No] hurt.
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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