Daniel 6:24

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 6:24  (King James Version)
And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.

and they brought
Deuteronomy 19:18-20 ; Esther 7:10 ; 9:25 Proverbs 11:8

This savage act accorded with the customs of those times; contrary to the Divine law which enacted that "the fathers should not be put to death for the children, nor the children for the fathers."

their children
Deuteronomy 24:16 ; Joshua 7:24 Joshua 7:25 ; 2 Kings 14:6 ; Esther 9:10

the lions
3:22 Psalms 54:5 ; Isaiah 38:13