6:7 To all the supervisors of the kingdom, the prefects, satraps, counselors, and governors it seemed like a good idea for a royal edict to be issued and an interdict to be enforced. For the next thirty days anyone who prays 1 to any god or human other than you, O king, should be thrown into a den of lions. 6:8 Now let the king issue a written interdict 2 so that it cannot be altered, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed. 3 6:9 So King Darius issued the written interdict.
6:10 When Daniel realized 4 that a written decree had been issued, he entered his home, where the windows 5 in his upper room opened toward Jerusalem. 6 Three 7 times daily he was 8 kneeling 9 and offering prayers and thanks to his God just as he had been accustomed to do previously.