Bible: Daniel 6:10-14

6:10 When Daniel realized 1  that a written decree had been issued, he entered his home, where the windows 2  in his upper room opened toward Jerusalem. 3  Three 4  times daily he was 5  kneeling 6  and offering prayers and thanks to his God just as he had been accustomed to do previously. 6:11 Then those officials who had gone to the king 7  came by collusion and found Daniel praying and asking for help before his God. 6:12 So they approached the king and said to him, 8  “Did you not issue an edict to the effect that for the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human other than to you, O king, would be thrown into a den of lions?” The king replied, “That is correct, 9  according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed.” 6:13 Then they said to the king, “Daniel, who is one of the captives 10  from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or to the edict that you issued. Three times daily he offers his prayer.” 11 

6:14 When the king heard this, 12  he was very upset and began thinking about 13  how he might rescue Daniel. Until late afternoon 14  he was struggling to find a way to rescue him.

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