Daniel 2:13

13 So the decree was issued to put the wise men to death, and men were sent to look for Daniel and his friends to put them to death.

Read Daniel 2:13 Using Other Translations

And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.
So the decree went out, and the wise men were about to be killed; and they sought Daniel and his companions, to kill them.
And because of the king’s decree, men were sent to find and kill Daniel and his friends.

What does Daniel 2:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Daniel 2:13

And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain,
&c.] Or, "and the wise men were slain" F8, as the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and Syriac versions render it; and so Saadiah: orders were given by the king to his proper officers, and his edict was published, and his will made known in the usual manner; upon which the wise men, at least some of them, were slain; very probably those who were in the king's presence, and at court; and the officers were gone out to slay the rest: and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain;
who had the character of wise men, and might be envied at court, and so the officers took this opportunity, having these orders, to slay them: there was, no doubt, a particular providence, that Daniel and his friends should not be at court at this time; both that the vanity of the Chaldean wisdom and arts might be the more manifest and made known, and the divine and superior wisdom and knowledge of Daniel might be more conspicuous, and his fame be spread in Babylon, and in other provinces.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 (Nyljqtm aymykxw) "et sapientes interficiebantur", Pagninus, Montanus, Munster, Piscator, Michaelis.
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