25 ¶ Afterward King Darius wrote, Unto all people, nations and languages, that dwell in all the world: Peace be multiplied unto you.

26 I make a decree, that in all the dominion of my kingdom, men tremble and fear [a]before the God of Daniel: for he is the [b]living God, and remaineth forever: and his kingdom shall not perish, and his dominion shall be everlasting.

27 He rescueth and delivereth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth: who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.

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  1. Daniel 6:26 This proveth not that Darius did worship God aright, or else was converted: for then he would have destroyed all superstition and idolatry: and not only given God the chief place, but also have set him up, and caused him to be honored according to his word: but this was a certain confession of God’s power, whereunto he was compelled by this wonderful miracle.
  2. Daniel 6:26 Which hath not only life in himself, but is the only fountain of life, and quickeneth all things, so that without him there is no life.

25 Then King Darius wrote to all the nations and peoples of every language(A) in all the earth:

“May you prosper greatly!(B)

26 “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence(C) the God of Daniel.(D)

“For he is the living God(E)
    and he endures forever;(F)
his kingdom will not be destroyed,
    his dominion will never end.(G)
27 He rescues and he saves;(H)
    he performs signs and wonders(I)
    in the heavens and on the earth.
He has rescued Daniel
    from the power of the lions.”(J)

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