||placuit Dario et constituit supra regnum satrapas centum viginti ut essent in toto regno suo
It seemed good to Darius, and he appointed over the kingdom a hundred and twenty governors, to be over his whole kingdom.
||et super eos principes tres ex quibus Danihel unus erat ut satrapae illis redderent rationem et rex non sustineret molestiam
And three princes over them of whom Daniel was one: that the governors might give an account to them, and the king might have no trouble.
||igitur Danihel superabat omnes principes et satrapas quia spiritus Dei amplior erat in eo
And Daniel excelled all the princes, and governors: because a greater spirit of God was in him.
||porro rex cogitabat constituere eum super omne regnum unde principes et satrapae quaerebant occasionem ut invenirent Daniheli ex latere regni nullamque causam et suspicionem repperire potuerunt eo quod fidelis esset et omnis culpa et suspicio non inveniretur in eo
And the king thought to set him over all the kingdom; whereupon the princes, and the governors, sought to find occasion against Daniel, with regard to the king: and they could find no cause, nor suspicion, because he was faithful, and no fault, nor suspicion was found in him.
||dixerunt ergo viri illi non inveniemus Daniheli huic aliquam occasionem nisi forte in lege Dei sui
Then these men said: We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, unless perhaps concerning the law of his God.
||tunc principes et satrapae subripuerunt regi et sic locuti sunt ei Darie rex in aeternum vive
Then the princes, and the governors, craftily suggested to the king, and spoke thus unto him: King Darius, live for ever:
||consilium inierunt cuncti principes regni magistratus et satrapae senatores et iudices ut decretum imperatorium exeat et edictum ut omnis qui petierit aliquam petitionem a quocumque deo et homine usque ad dies triginta nisi a te rex mittatur in lacum leonum
All the princes of the kingdom, the magistrates, and governors, the senators, and judges, have consulted together, that an imperial decree, and an edict be published: That whosoever shall ask any petition of any god, or man, for thirty days, but of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of the lions.
||nunc itaque rex confirma sententiam et scribe decretum ut non inmutetur quod statutum est a Medis atque Persis nec praevaricari cuiquam liceat
Now, therefore, O king, confirm the sentence, and sign the decree: that what is decreed by the Medes and Persians may not be altered, nor any man be allowed to transgress it.
||porro rex Darius proposuit edictum et statuit
So king Darius set forth the decree, and established it.
||quod cum Danihel conperisset id est constitutam legem ingressus est domum suam et fenestris apertis in cenaculo suo contra Hierusalem tribus temporibus in die flectebat genua sua et adorabat confitebaturque coram Deo suo sicut et ante facere consueverat
Now, when Daniel knew this, that is to say, that the law was made, he went into his house: and opening the windows in his upper chamber towards Jerusalem, he knelt down three times a day, and adored and gave thanks before his God, as he had been accustomed to do before.
||viri igitur illi curiosius inquirentes invenerunt Danihel orantem et obsecrantem Deum suum
Wherefore those men carefully watching him, found Daniel praying and making supplication to his God.
||et accedentes locuti sunt regi super edicto rex numquid non constituisti ut omnis homo qui rogaret quemquam de diis et hominibus usque ad dies triginta nisi a te rex mitteretur in lacum leonum ad quod respondens rex ait verus sermo iuxta decretum Medorum atque Persarum quod praevaricari non licet
And they came and spoke to the king concerning the edict: O king, hast thou not decreed, that every man that should make a request to any of the gods, or men, for thirty days, but to thyself, O king, should be cast into the den of the lions? And the king answered them, saying: The word is true, according to the decree of the Medes and Persians, which it is not lawful to violate.
||tunc respondentes dixerunt coram rege Danihel de filiis captivitatis Iudae non curavit de lege tua et de edicto quod constituisti sed tribus temporibus per diem orat obsecratione sua
Then they answered, and said before the king: Daniel, who is of the children of the captivity of Juda, hath not regarded thy law, nor the decree that thou hast made: but three times a day he maketh his prayer.
||quod verbum cum audisset rex satis contristatus est et pro Danihel posuit cor ut liberaret eum et usque ad occasum solis laborabat ut erueret illum
Now when the king had heard these words, he was very much grieved, and in behalf of Daniel he set his heart to deliver him, and even till sunset he laboured to save him.
||viri autem illi intellegentes regem dixerunt ei scito rex quia lex Medorum est atque Persarum ut omne decretum quod constituit rex non liceat inmutari
But those men perceiving the king's design, said to him: Know thou, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, that no decree which the king hath made, may be altered.
||tunc rex praecepit et adduxerunt Danihelem et miserunt eum in lacum leonum dixitque rex Daniheli Deus tuus quem colis semper ipse liberabit te
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of the lions. And the king said to Daniel: Thy God, whom thou always servest, he will deliver thee.
||adlatusque est lapis unus et positus est super os laci quem obsignavit rex anulo suo et anulo optimatum suorum ne quid fieret contra Danihel
And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den: which the king sealed with his own ring, and with the ring of his nobles, that nothing should be done against Daniel.
||et abiit rex in domum suam et dormivit incenatus cibique non sunt inlati coram eo insuper et somnus recessit ab eo
And the king went away to his house, and laid himself down without taking supper, and meat was not set before him, and even sleep departed from him.
||tunc rex primo diluculo consurgens festinus ad lacum leonum perrexit
Then the king rising very early in the morning, went in haste to the lions' den:
||adpropinquansque lacui Danihelem voce lacrimabili inclamavit et affatus est eum Danihel serve Dei viventis Deus tuus cui tu servis semper putasne valuit liberare te a leonibus
And coming near to the den, cried with a lamentable voice to Daniel, and said to him: Daniel, servant of the living God, hath thy God, whom thou servest always, been able, thinkest thou, to deliver thee from the lions?
||et Danihel regi respondens ait rex in aeternum vive
And Daniel answering the king, said: O king, live for ever:
||Deus meus misit angelum suum et conclusit ora leonum et non nocuerunt mihi quia coram eo iustitia inventa est in me sed et coram te rex delictum non feci
My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut up the mouths of the lions, and they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him justice hath been found in me: yea, and before thee, O king, I have done no offence.
||tunc rex vehementer gavisus est super eo et Danihelem praecepit educi de lacu eductusque est Danihel de lacu et nulla laesio inventa est in eo quia credidit Deo suo
Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and he commanded that Daniel should be taken out of the den: and Daniel was taken out of the den, and no hurt was found in him, because he believed in his God.
||iubente autem rege adducti sunt viri illi qui accusaverant Danihelem et in lacum leonum missi sunt ipsi et filii et uxores eorum et non pervenerunt usque ad pavimentum laci donec arriperent eos leones et omnia ossa eorum comminuerunt
And by the king's commandment, those men were brought that had accused Daniel: and they were cast into the lions' den, they and their children, and their wives: and they did not reach the bottom of the den, before the lions caught them, and broke all their bones in pieces.
||tunc Darius rex scripsit universis populis tribubus et linguis habitantibus in universa terra pax vobis multiplicetur
Then king Darius wrote to all people, tribes, and languages, dwelling in the whole earth: PEACE be multiplied unto you.
||a me constitutum est decretum ut in universo imperio et regno meo tremescant et paveant Deum Danihelis ipse est enim Deus vivens et aeternus in saecula et regnum eius non dissipabitur et potestas eius usque in aeternum
It is decreed by me, that in all my empire and my kingdom, all men dread and fear the God of Daniel. For he is the living and eternal God for ever: and his kingdom shall not be destroyed, and his power shall be for ever.
||ipse liberator atque salvator faciens signa et mirabilia in caelo et in terra qui liberavit Danihelem de manu leonum
He is the deliverer, and saviour, doing signs and wonders in heaven, and in earth: who hath delivered Daniel out of the lions' den.
||porro Danihel perseveravit usque ad regnum Darii regnumque Cyri Persae
Now Daniel continued unto the reign of Darius, and the reign of Cyrus, the Persian.