“Then these Presidents and Princes assembled together to the king, and said thus vnto him, King Darius, liue foreuer.”
King James Version (KJV)
3. Then this Daniel was preferred aboue the Presidents, and Princes, because an excellent spirit was in him, and the king thought to set him ouer the whole realme. 4. ¶ Then the Presidents and Princes sought to finde occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdome, but they could finde none occasion, nor fault: forasmuch as he was faithfull, neither was there any errour or fault found in him. 5. Then said these men, We shall not finde any occasion against this Daniel, except wee finde it against him concerning the Law of his God. 6. Then these Presidents and Princes assembled together to the king, and said thus vnto him, King Darius, liue foreuer. 7. All the Presidents of the kingdome, the gouernours, and the Princes, the counsellers and the captaines haue consulted together to establish a royall statute, and to make a firme decree, that whosoeuer shall aske a petition of any God or man for thirty dayes, saue of thee, O King, hee shall be cast into the denne of Lions. 8. Now, O king, establish the decree, and signe the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes & Persians, which altereth not. 9. Wherefore King Darius signed the writing and the decree.