King Nebuchadnezzar made an image1 of gold, ninety feet high and nine feet wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.
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He then summoned the satraps,2 prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials3 to come to the dedication of the image he had set up.
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So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials assembled for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up, and they stood before it.
Then the herald loudly proclaimed, "This is what you are commanded to do, O peoples, nations and men of every language:4
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As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp,5 pipes and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image6 of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.7
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Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace."8
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Therefore, as soon as they heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp and all kinds of music, all the peoples, nations and men of every language fell down and worshiped the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.9
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At this time some astrologers10 came forward and denounced the Jews.
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They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, "O king, live forever!11
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You have issued a decree,12 O king, that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes and all kinds of music must fall down and worship the image of gold,13
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