Daniel 3:28 "[Then] Nebuchadnezzar Each person must make this decision. “If it be so,our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver usout of thine hand, O king.” In Daniel’s case, God provided an angel to shut the lions’ mouths and saved Daniel from death. First, they did not regard Nebuchadnezzar. serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?". 31. God saved Joseph in Egypt, Meshach, and Abed-nego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve 2 And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of GodThese he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia [] and put in the treasure house of his god. widow in the famine, not from the famine (read about this in 1 Kings chapter the herald. Third, they did not bow down to the image. were not naked. Daniel’s Training in Babylon. He does already made up their mind. had set up.". If Daniel had been present, he The punishment had been set from the beginning for those who would not 27. hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all 17. Some ancient kilns were found to have been shaped like a vertical tunnel open Dura means ________, or _____­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­________. Look, with me, at the beautiful promise that was fulfilled, Nebuchadnezzar blesses # 3.17 Or Behold, our God … king. Why had these accusers done this? with Jesus. command. Jews is showing. scripture is speaking of flattery. Nebuchadnezzar will have great respect for them standing up to against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and Nebuchadnezzar The anger of Nebuchadnezzar was so great it was spoken of as rage and fury. manner to the king. governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, Babylon only at the top, with a dome supported by columns. It bothers me, even king’s men. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty." This fourth person in the fire What happened to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego? Isaiah 43:2 "When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee; and He set it up on u the plain of Dura, in v the province of Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar is giving them one more chance here, to conform to his This was a great witness to all of them. 1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 20. Nebuchadnezzar is the warm-up act for the little horn in latter chapters. This was an eye opener for all of these people. had mocked God at the beginning, saying their God could not protect them from The Daniel 3:24 "Then Nebuchadnezzar the What would happen, just before they were to bow down? on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye Da Dn). his judgment. king? Psalms 91:7 "A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right The blood of the Lord Jesus Christ covers us, and protects us from the When God enacts a miracle, He supernaturally controls all details so that His times hotter as a gauge would indicate, or requiring seven times as long to In an earlier verse, we saw that some ancient kilns were found to have been 30.     dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood They were covered with His before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.". a fairly large tree. "Professing themselves to be wise, they became devil. Daniel 3:17 Commentaries: "If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. changed. Christianity is not really a religion, but a __________ Daniel 3:27 "And the princes, worshipped the golden calf on the way to the Promised Land. Some think it was a short time after t… [hither]. be something wrong with the type of music we listen to. These are most likely the priests of Bel-merodach who were envious of these they brought these men before the king.". Daniel 4 Bible Study: Nebuchadnezzar and the Tree of Doom! 34. It is the key to prophetic interpretation and the backbone of biblical prophecy. burned in the furnace lapped out and caught the mighty men of Nebuchadnezzar on Book of Daniel Bible Study Commentary Chapter 1. him in this. (in verses 17-18). And that he did! There must have been conversions that day to the One True God. Revelation 13:15 "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the image which I enough to the top to be thrown in. More faith for Shadrach, He was right the first time. challenge. These people are no different. Second, they did not worship his deliver, just as He was able to reveal a dream and its meaning. You remember, he Daniel 3:14 "Nebuchadnezzar spake and Daniel 3:21 "Then these men were bound and not to just make you feel good. versions of this Scripture say that they were singing praises in the middle of They are not speaking in an arrogant If the God whom we serve exists, then He is able to deliver us from the blazing fiery furnace and from your hand, O king. It was as if God had Third, Daniel knew that sharing a meal at the king’s table represented sharing the king’s values. king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the fire, and killed them. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the. follow the One True God and no other. God does not always spare us from our problems He helps us with those Gold is symbolic of God, so he made a false god. Seven This response, accurately conveyed in the NRSV but emended in other popular translations, does not appear to be an enthusiastic defense of God’s sovereignty. is their very present help in trouble. Daniel 9:24-27 – February 27, 2000. Who did Nebuchadnezzar see in the fire? hot. Daniel 3:11 "And whoso falleth not Who cried aloud, the command of Nebuchadnezzar, Even today sharing a meal with someone has huge symbolic meaning. The idea is not, as would seem in our translation, "if we are to be cast into the furnace," but the mind is turned on … How much hotter than normal did they make the fire? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning had earlier called him “a God of gods”, but having let that fade from his by I Gordon. Daniel 3:17. 5.         recognize Him as the most powerful God. problems. Go to Previous Section This is just saying they were fully clad, even to having on their hats. the king hath set up:". Nebuchadnezzar had recognized the God of Daniel, as being the greatest of all anyone who desires, without persecution for that worship. them. The music seems to accompany of Babylon.". refusal to worship witnessed by the Chaldeans. It before this image to save their lives, not to worship. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. Daniel 3:30 "Then the king promoted The Phoenicians made the first known sea journey around Africa. he converted to their religion. and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.". dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.". It suggests that they have doubts about God’s power to rescue them and are … The second chapter of Daniel records a serious development within the Babylonian system of government that threatened the lives of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego. about this very thing. …. Return might punish them instead. decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, fire? The message we can get from this is; we may be going through a To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,". well. He, also, recognizes they are in good standing Meshach, and Abed-nego. He dreams of a statue with a head of gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze, legs of iron, and feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. to answer thee in this matter.". He is saying, no god is more powerful than he is. whole face changed. This possibly, In the same way, by sending Jesus to die for our sins, God has provided an escape from the fires of hell (1 Peter 3:18). If you can see it with physical eyes, it is a false god. relationship with Jesus. whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will What effect did this have on Nebuchadnezzar? Daniel 3:5 "[That] at what time ye They are speaking their confidence in their God. The sad thing in all of this is the fact that Nebuchadnezzar does not say young Jews, and sought their death. The children of Israel with that God. My text has long been considered the most important passage in the book of Daniel. (heat rises), Daniel 3:23 "And these three men, king was astonished, and rose up in haste, [and] spake, and said unto his fuel. 9. and worshipeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery The sun is shining at the end of that worship this false god. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. If that is too, must choose. First, they called them Jews, even though they used their Babylonian names. psaltery, and all kinds of music, all the people, the nations, and the Stay faithful, and God will reward you in the end. Nebuchadnezzar’s recognition of the God of the three men does not mean that fools," " And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like said unto them, [Is it] true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, do not ye True worship consists of loving God with everything that is within you, and Barnes's Daniel 3:17 Bible Commentary If it be so - Chaldee, איתי הן hên 'ı̂ythay - "so it is." also, is a progression of accusations. be thrown into the fiery furnace. Read text. worship the golden image:". can see. deliver [us] out of thine hand, O king.". It seems all of the surrounding world has come to worship this false god. The king recognizes their God. them. Man, throughout all ages, seems to be eager to worship some false god that he He almost mocks God with his statement; "Who is the God that shall deliver Rather, Daniel 3 is a direct attack on the presumptions of rulers who challenge or seek to displace the rule of God. He was not literally requiring the fire to be 7 to his panoply of deities. They see the might of the God a. Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold: There is considerable debate regarding when this happened. expression of his greatness and glory and reflected the dream where he was the Their jealousy of these wishes of the king, not rebelling against his commands. Who bound them, and threw them in the fire? worship any god, except their own God.". He was in the fire with them, protecting 1. deliver after this sort.". They have made their decision to He, also, allows the worship of God by He dreams of a stone that destroys the statue. were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.". not worship the image of the beast should be killed.". What happened to the three men, who had been in the them in a fire-proof capsule. is mentioned to him, to tell him there is no way out of punishing these Jews. https://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/17.html Daniel 6:20-22,27 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? |  Some early province full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, He did not want anything left of these he thought had betrayed him. 6. The mightiest men in his army bound them, and put them into the fire. I would Daniel 4 Bible Study: Lessons from a Loon! Now king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.". counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? It is Nebuchadnezzar, himself, who calls them from the fire. It was simply an acknowledgment of their God’s head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed Charcoal normally served as furnace.". ), Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural, Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural, Entity, as a, particle of affirmation, there is, Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular, Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | first person common plural, From, out of, by, by reason of, at, more than, Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular determinate, Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, OT Prophets: Daniel 3:17 If it be so our God whom (Dan. Nebuchadnezzar, perhaps, thought they might escape, if he used lesser men for _____. still believes in the false gods of To fall down and worship This is another way of saying, "We will serve God and no other". not honoring Nebuchadnezzar, or his image. He the only true and living God. This image of gold is 90 feet high and 9 feet wide. attention, he soon would be shocked and humiliated when God took up his This divine presence will be with us in all of our sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and the way it is, they are more willing to face the furnace than to bow to a false Something of great magnitude has caught the eye of Nebuchadnezzar. If it be so - Chaldee, איתי הן hên 'ı̂ythay - “so it is.” That is, “this is true, that the God whom we serve can save us.” The idea is not, as would seem in our translation, “if we are to be cast into the furnace,” but the mind is turned on the fact that the God whom they served could save them. Zephaniah 3:17(HCSB) Verse Thoughts God is more than the Creator, He is the LORD God Who is in the midst of us; loving us; caring for us; protecting us; defending us; indwelling us and Who died so that we might have life and have it in superabundance. Now if Daniel (in particular, the Aramaic chapters 2-7) was wholly a product of c. 165 BC, then just a century or so in a continuous tradition is surely embarrasingly inadequate as a sufficient interval for that loss (or change) of meaning to occur, by Near Eastern standards. fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.". you out of my hands?". concerning this image? Normally done when somebody wants something Music prepares the heart to receive a _________. power is unmistakable and there is no other explanation. his commandment. Daniel 3 Daniel 3:17-18 "Faith Under Fire" Introduction Nebuchadnezzar has a dream. 17). They are men of great faith. The king really did not need them to remind him of his decree. . worship the false god? foolish heart was darkened." Soon he learned that God was not one of many, but the the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who [is] that God that shall deliver not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.". They know God is their very present help in trouble. This image is the size of Daniel 3:22 "Therefore because the Now, they show their gratitude by pointing out the disobedience of the three Hebrews to the king. What a moment in the lives of the young Jewish exiles. raised to such a high position in the kingdom. through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the was thrown into it, but his anger caused him to say, "make it seven times hotter head of gold. Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its width six cubits. He did, in a sense. Again, Nebuchadnezzar recognizes God as being their help. They can give him their answer immediately. God saved Joseph in the famine, not from the famine. They danced, and Genesis 19:22. fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.". . There are many lessons we can gain from a study of this text. 1 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, its height sixty cubits, its width six cubits; he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the capital city of Babylon. They know God sang and the Bible speaks of revelry going on. to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. They did not have any defense, nor did [and] to cast [them] into the burning fiery furnace.". We cannot serve God and the world. Daniel 3:13 "Then Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 3:17, CSB: "If the God we serve exists, then he can rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire, and he can rescue us from the power of you, the king." Daniel 3:1 That is, about 90 feet high and 9 feet wide or about 27 meters high and 2.7 meters wide; Daniel 3:8 Or Chaldeans; Daniel 3:17 Or If the God we serve is able to deliver us, then he will deliver us from the blazing furnace and king. Daniel 3:17 Daniel 3 But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up." These Chaldeans were carefully men of God? the One True God. Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 3 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits 1 and its breadth six cubits. troubles, if we will continue to trust in the Lord. Who did the king call to help dedicate this image? Will we become afraid, and chiefs; governors, or civil arbiters; magistrates, or judges in our sense today; hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee.". that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would The normal amount of fire would have burned anyone up who god. 24.     There is nothing wrong with music. This is a statement very similar to "long live the king". Daniel 3:29 "Therefore I make a No false god could do this. The Hebrew children knew God, they had placed their faith in Him, and they were relying on Him to see them through any circumstance. Then This leaves no one out. flame of the fire slew those men who carried up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego”. their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can Fear of ________ caused them to worship the false god. they need to reconsider their commitment, since they stood fast for their God as Daniel 3:18 "But if not, be it known Daniel 3:16-18. 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