Daniel 6:12

Overview - Daniel 6
Daniel is made chief of the presidents.
They, conspiring against him, obtain an idolatrous decree.
10 Daniel, accused of the breach thereof, is cast into the lion's den.
18 Daniel is saved;
24 his adversaries devoured;
25 and God magnified by a decree.
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Daniel 6:12  (King James Version)
Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.

3:8-12 Acts 16:19 Acts 16:24 ; 24:2-9

the den
It is probable that these lions were kept for the purpose of devouring certain criminals, whom the laws might consign to that kind of death.

The thing
8 ; Esther 1:19