3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
3:8 Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.
an image of gold
The attempt of this great king of Babylon to unify the religions of his empire by self- deification will be repeated by the beast, the last head of the Gentile world-dominion Revelation 13:11-15 See note on "Beast, the" (See Scofield "Daniel 7:8") See Scofield " Revelation 19:20 ". It has repeatedly characterized Gentile authority in the earth, e.g. ; Daniel 6:7 ; Acts 12:22 and the later Roman emperors.
3:17 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 thine hand, O king.
Cf. the conduct of Daniel, Daniel 2:24 .
3:28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
and he will deliver us
The three Jews, faithful to God while the nation of Israel far from their land bear no testimony, are a fit type of the Jewish remnant in the last days Isaiah 1:9 ; Romans 11:5 who will be faithful in the furnace of the great tribulation ; Psalms 2:5 ; Revelation 7:14 .
(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4")