Daniel 6:3

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 6:3  (King James Version)
Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

was preferred
Proverbs 22:29

Daniel 5:12 Daniel 5:14 9:23 Genesis 41:38-41 ; Nehemiah 7:2 ; Proverbs 3:3 Proverbs 3:4 ; 17:27 Ecclesiastes 2:13

Intended to make him grand vizier or {emiru'l umra.} Daniel had now been employed full sixty-five years as prime minister under the kings of Babylon; and was justly entitled, from his acknowledged wisdom, to this preference.