21ThensaidDanielunto the king, O king,live for ever.22
My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions'mouths, that they have nothurt me: forasmuch asbefore him innocency was found in me; and alsobefore thee, O king, have I donenohurt.23Then was the kingexceedingglad for him, and commanded that they should takeDanielup out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and nomanner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.24
And the kingcommanded , and they broughtthosemen which had accusedDaniel, and they cast them into the den of lions,them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brakeall their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.25ThenkingDariuswrote unto allpeople,nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth;Peace be multiplied unto you.
26Imake a decree, That in everydominion of my kingdom men tremble and fearbeforetheGod of Daniel: for he is the livingGod, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed , and his dominion shall be even unto the end.27
He delivereth and rescueth , and he workethsigns and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath deliveredDanielfrom the powera of the lions.28
So thisDanielprospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.