Daniel 6:6–9

So these governors and satraps thronged before the king, and said thus to him: c“King Darius, live forever! All the governors of the kingdom, the administrators and satraps, the counselors and advisors, have dconsulted together to establish a royal statute and to make a firm decree, that whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree and sign the writing, so that it cannot be changed, according to the elaw of the Medes and Persians, which 1does not alter.” Therefore King Darius signed the written decree.

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