Note that there is a lesson to learn in all of this. Read until the end.
Before we study the similarities, Let us get to know these individuals first.
Since we have already done an in-depth study of Abraham in the Teaching called: “Similarities Between Abraham The Father of Nations and YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH while on earth in human form,” we will learn more about Prophet Daniel’s friends whose names can be seen below.
Note that Daniel is given the Babylonian name:
while his companions were given the Babylonian names:
The Hebrew names of Daniel’s friends were as follows:
Daniel changed the Babylonian names slightly and just enough to take away the allegiance to the Babylonian gods as follows:
- Daniel to Belshazzar to Belteshazzar (it is said that adding the TE may mean “Bel to protect the King” therefore by removing it, there’s a change in the meaning altogether).
- Hananiah to Shadaku to Shadrach.
- Mishael to Meshaku/Marduk to Meshach
- Azariah to Abednebo to Abednego
The following is a break down of the names and their meanings:
- Belteshazzar meaning “Bel protects his life or protect the king”
ELOHIM a.k.a YAH is my Judge
- Shadrach meaning “Command of Aku,” Aku being the name of the Babylonian god of the moon
YAH keeps him or YAH is Gracious/Merciful
YAH/ELOHIM is Grace,
YAH/ELOHIM is Mercy, Gift of YAH
- Meshach meaning Who is like Aku, the moon god? = Mishael/MishaYAH
Who is like ELOHIM/YAH?
- Abednego meaning “Servant of Nebo”
YAH helps or YAH has helped
The following pictures depict the Similarities we are going to discuss below:
Abraham’s strong FAITH in YAHUVEH (YAHWEH) GOD Almighty did not start when he permanently left the Land of his fore fathers. Rather it started during his childhood. He was a very special child and bewildered many by his statements particularly concerning the gods being worshiped in his land of birth (Land of Ur, Chassidim, that is within the Kingdom of Babylon).
Abraham was living a life very pleasing before ABBA YAHUVEH even before leaving his father’s land (Land of Ur, Chassidim). His Emunah/Faith in YAH was so strong that noone could shake it!!!
Abraham while growing up felt something was not tight so he constantly challenged many people around him concerning the small gods they worshipped. The people he questioned did not understand why a small child was talking like that. They were offended. The interesting and strange thing was that the gods could be bought and sold. Abraham’s father made a living out of curving, producing and selling the gods.
Many years passed after Abraham had lived on earth and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (not their original Hebrew names) as per the Book of Daniel were some of the Israelite Jews whose lives had been spared and captured. They were taken to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar’s subjects together with Prophet Daniel.
Nebuchadnezzar was king of Babylonia from 605 BC to around 563 BC, and he was responsible for changing Daniel’s name to Belteshazzar. King Nebuchadnezzar had conquered Judah, destroying Jerusalem in 586 BC, an event that had been prophesied by the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 25:9). Some of the inhabitants of Judah were taken back to Babylon as captives, including a number of the children of royal and noble families, to be integrated into Babylonian society (Daniel 1:3–4). Among those taken were four boys, around the age of 14 at the time, named :
All four of these Hebrew names had meanings connected to faith in YAH. But upon arrival in Babylon, their names were changed: “The chief official [of Babylon] gave them new names:
- to Daniel – the name Belteshazzar;
- to Hananiah – Shadrach;
- to Mishael – Meshach;
- to Azariah – Abednego” (Daniel 1:7).
The boys’ names were changed as a way of encouraging them to forget the YAH and traditions of their homeland and become conformed to the ways and gods of Babylon. It was a forced assimilation; Nebuchadnezzar wanted Daniel and his friends to “conform to the pattern of this world” (Romans 12:2), and a name change was one step toward that goal.
Each name Daniel and his friends were given carried a meaning associated with a different Babylonian deity. Abednego means “servant of Nebo,” for example. Belteshazzar, the name given to Daniel, means “Bel protects his life.” The meaning of the name Daniel is “God is my judge.” The suffix of Daniel’s name (and Mishael’s) is -el, which refers to Elohim, one of the names of the GOD of Israel. Azariah and Hananiah carry the suffix -iah or -yah, which is short for YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, the covenant name of GOD THE FATHER (see Isaiah 26:4).
While in Babylon, they were selected to work in the King’s Court. Before doing so, they went through some training. As part of their training they were served with the King’s choice foods. They refused to eat it because they knew that it had been sacrificed to idols. They made a deal with the person who served them to be served with vegetables only. They ended up being the most outstanding amongst the Trainees.
Miraculously, YAH kept these young men alive, even though they refused to conform to the indoctrination, diet, and religion of Babylon. Daniel and his companions asked to be fed vegetables rather than the king’s unlawful food, and they were granted their wish on the condition that their health did not suffer. YAH made them thrive physically beyond their peers, because of their YAH-honoring obedience (Daniel 1:8–16). They would not bow down to the idol of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar’s image, and were sentenced to death, but YAH saved them from the midst of a fiery furnace (Daniel 3:23–27). In the end, Nebuchadnezzar was forced to acknowledge the miracle, and he decreed that the people of Babylon honor the YAH of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego(verses 28–29).
After the wonders of YAH were shown to him, Nebuchadnezzar himself acknowledged Daniel’s true name and honored the YAH of Israel, writing, “Daniel came into my presence. . . . (He is called Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and the spirit of the holy gods is in him)” (Daniel 4:8). Years later, the queen of Babylon still referred to Daniel by his Hebrew name, although she knows of Nebuchadnezzar’s attempt to change it: she spoke of him as “Daniel, whom the king called Belteshazzar” (Daniel 5:12).
Abraham, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were great men of their time! The reason is they stood up firm for YAH on matter what they faced. They were persecuted by King Nimrod and King Nebuchadnezzar respectively.
Note the book of Genesis in the HOLY BIBLE SCRIPTURES does not say much about Nimrod. However the Lost Book of the Bible called JASHER does.
King Nimrod was the greatgrandson of Noah through Ham. Both King Nimrod and King Nebuchadnezzar in one way or the other were related to each other. Interestingly enough, also Queen Vashti was their relative. So it is clear that their lineage continued on. They were both leaders of Babylon/Kingdom of Babylon.
King Nimrod and King Nebuchadnezzar were both very significant men during their time. Sadly, they stood out for DOING EVIL! The Kings hated YAH (a.k.a GOD, in Hebrew). They temporarily repented by agreeing to honour and worship YAH the ONLY TRUE LIVING GOD because of the MIRACLES they observed through Abraham, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. They returned to their idolatry not so long after that.
Abraham, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were placed in a FIERY FURNACE for reasons of refusing to worship the idols/gods of the lands in which they dwelt at the time as well as (for reasons of) challenging their kings regarding the idolatry which was being practised all over. Today, the lands where they dwelt are spiritually known as BABYLON as they both worshipped and worship Ba-al / Bel as well as Ishtar (a.k.a Easter). Sodom and Gomorrah was also Babylon of some kind.
Today, there is Mother Babylon who has had daughters. Babylon is not just about idolatry and paganism. Babylon extends to Christmas and Easter observations. YAHUVEH GOD says in Revelation 18 and Jeremiah that HE will destroy Babylon with all its followers and daughters. This is why YAHUVEH GOD is beckoning HIS Children to come out of Babylon as soon as possible.
The people who threw Abraham, Haran (Abraham’s oldest brother), Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into the Fiery Furnace got burnt and died because it was made very hot and the blaze was even coming out of the furnace.
Abraham was placed in a FIERY FURNACE together (with his brother, Haran).
Haran was being punished because his father, Terah had lied against him to cover his back concerning Abraham going into hiding from King Nimrod for some years on two occasions. Haran ended up dying in the furnace because rather than have FAITH in YAHUVEH GOD, he chose to test YAHUVEH GOD and besides he had been mocking Abraham before that event concerning his belief in YAHUVEH GOD. YAHUVEH GOD could not save him from death. This is why Lot (Haran’s son) became Abraham’s responsibility.
- Abraham was being punished for refusing to bow before the gods of the Land of Ur where Nimrod was King at the time.
- Abraham also destroyed his father, Terah’s idolatry shop.
- Abraham really did challenge King Nimrod regarding the gods of the Land of Ur, Chassidim / Land of the Chaldees.
- He even called the King foolish.
- Abraham stood up firm for the ONLY TRUE LIVING GOD!
According to Verse 27 of Chapter 12 of the Book of Jasher, Abraham walked in the midst of the fire for three days and three nights just like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego diddid. In Abraham’s time, it wasn’t mentioned that there was a fourth person who looked like the SON OF YAH or a Holy Angel.
The account is as follows (otherwise, skip):
1 And when the king heard the words of Abram he ordered him to be put into prison; and Abram was ten days in prison.
2 And at the end of those days the king ordered that all the kings, princes and governors of different provinces and the sages should come before him, and they sat before him, and Abram was still in the house of confinement.
3 And the king said to the princes and sages, Have you heard what Abram, the son of Terah, has done to his father? Thus has he done to him, and I ordered him to be brought before me, and thus has he spoken; his heart did not misgive him, neither did he stir in my presence, and behold now he is confined in the prison.
4 And therefore decide what judgment is due to this man who reviled the king; who spoke and did all the things that you heard.
5 And they all answered the king saying, The man who revileth the king should be hanged upon a tree; but having done all the things that he said, and having despised our gods, he must therefore be burned to death, for this is the law in this matter.
6 If it pleaseth the king to do this, let him order his servants to kindle a fire both night and day in thy brick furnace, and then we will cast this man into it. And the king did so, and he commanded his servants that they should prepare a fire for three days and three nights in the king’s furnace, that is in Casdim; and the king ordered them to take Abram from prison and bring him out to be burned.
7 And all the king’s servants, princes, lords, governors, and judges, and all the inhabitants of the land, about nine hundred thousand men, stood opposite the furnace to see Abram.
8 And all the women and little ones crowded upon the roofs and towers to see what was doing with Abram, and they all stood together at a distance; and there was not a man left that did not come on that day to behold the scene.
9 And when Abram was come, the conjurors of the king and the sages saw Abram, and they cried out to the king, saying, Our sovereign lord, surely this is the man whom we know to have been the child at whose birth the great star swallowed the four stars, which we declared to the king now fifty years since.
10 And behold now his father has also transgressed thy commands, and mocked thee by bringing thee another child, which thou didst kill.
11 And when the king heard their words, he was exceedingly wroth, and he ordered Terah to be brought before him.
12 And the king said, Hast thou heard what the conjurors have spoken? Now tell me truly, how didst thou; and if thou shalt speak truth thou shalt be acquitted.
13 And seeing that the king’s anger was so much kindled, Terah said to the king, My lord and king, thou hast heard the truth, and what the sages have spoken is right. And the king said, How couldst thou do this thing, to transgress my orders and to give me a child that thou didst not beget, and to take value for him?
14 And Terah answered the king, Because my tender feelings were excited for my son, at that time, and I took a son of my handmaid, and I brought him to the king.
15 And the king said Who advised thee to this? Tell me, do not hide aught from me, and then thou shalt not die.
16 And Terah was greatly terrified in the king’s presence, and he said to the king, It was Haran my eldest son who advised me to this; and Haran was in those days that Abram was born, two and thirty years old.
17 But Haran did not advise his father to anything, for Terah said this to the king in order to deliver his soul from the king, for he feared greatly; and the king said to Terah, Haran thy son who advised thee to this shall die through fire with Abram; for the sentence of death is upon him for having rebelled against the king’s desire in doing this thing.
18 And Haran at that time felt inclined to follow the ways of Abram, but he kept it within himself.
19 And Haran said in his heart, Behold now the king has seized Abram on account of these things which Abram did, and it shall come to pass, that if Abram prevail over the king I will follow him, but if the king prevail I will go after the king.
20 And when Terah had spoken this to the king concerning Haran his son, the king ordered Haran to be seized with Abram.
21 And they brought them both, Abram and Haran his brother, to cast them into the fire; and all the inhabitants of the land and the king’s servants and princes and all the women and little ones were there, standing that day over them.
22 And the king’s servants took Abram and his brother, and they stripped them of all their clothes excepting their lower garments which were upon them.
23 And they bound their hands and feet with linen cords, and the servants of the king lifted them up and cast them both into the furnace.
24 And the Lord loved Abram and he had compassion over him, and the Lord came down and delivered Abram from the fire and he was not burned.
25 But all the cords with which they bound him were burned, while Abram remained and walked about in the fire.
26 And Haran died when they had cast him into the fire, and he was burned to ashes, for his heart was not perfect with the Lord; and those men who cast him into the fire, the flame of the fire spread over them, and they were burned, and twelve men of them died.
27 And Abram walked in the midst of the fire three days and three nights, and all the servants of the king saw him walking in the fire, and they came and told the king, saying, Behold we have seen Abram walking about in the midst of the fire, and even the lower garments which are upon him are not burned, but the cord with which he was bound is burned.
28 And when the king heard their words his heart fainted and he would not believe them; so he sent other faithful princes to see this matter, and they went and saw it and told it to the king; and the king rose to go and see it, and he saw Abram walking to and fro in the midst of the fire, and he saw Haran’s body burned, and the king wondered greatly.
29 And the king ordered Abram to be taken out from the fire; and his servants approached to take him out and they could not, for the fire was round about and the flame ascending toward them from the furnace.
30 And the king’s servants fled from it, and the king rebuked them, saying, Make haste and bring Abram out of the fire that you shall not die.
31 And the servants of the king again approached to bring Abram out, and the flames came upon them and burned their faces so that eight of them died.
32 And when the king saw that his servants could not approach the fire lest they should be burned, the king called to Abram, O servant of the God who is in heaven, go forth from amidst the fire and come hither before me; and Abram hearkened to the voice of the king, and he went forth from the fire and came and stood before the king.
33 And when Abram came out the king and all his servants saw Abram coming before the king, with his lower garments upon him, for they were not burned, but the cord with which he was bound was burned.
34 And the king said to Abram, How is it that thou wast not burned in the fire?
35 And Abram said to the king, The God of heaven and earth in whom I trust and who has all in his power, he delivered me from the fire into which thou didst cast me.
36 And Haran the brother of Abram was burned to ashes, and they sought for his body, and they found it consumed.
37 And Haran was eighty-two years old when he died in the fire of Casdim. And the king, princes, and inhabitants of the land, seeing that Abram was delivered from the fire, they came and bowed down to Abram.
38 And Abram said to them, Do not bow down to me, but bow down to the God of the world who made you, and serve him, and go in his ways for it is he who delivered me from out of this fire, and it is he who created the souls and spirits of all men, and formed man in his mother’s womb, and brought him forth into the world, and it is he who will deliver those who trust in him from all pain.
39 And this thing seemed very wonderful in the eyes of the king and princes, that Abram was saved from the fire and that Haran was burned; and the king gave Abram many presents and he gave him his two head servants from the king’s house; the name of one was Oni and the name of the other was Eliezer.
40 And all the kings, princes and servants gave Abram many gifts of silver and gold and pearl, and the king and his princes sent him away, and he went in peace.
41 And Abram went forth from the king in peace, and many of the king’s servants followed him, and about three hundred men joined him.
42 And Abram returned on that day and went to his father’s house, he and the men that followed him, and Abram served the Lord his God all the days of his life, and he walked in his ways and followed his law.
43 And from that day forward Abram inclined the hearts of the sons of men to serve the Lord.
44 And at that time Nahor and Abram took unto themselves wives, the daughters of their brother Haran; the wife of Nahor was Milca and the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai. And Sarai, wife of Abram, was barren; she had no offspring in those days.
45 And at the expiration of two years from Abram’s going out of the fire, that is in the fifty-second year of his life, behold king Nimrod sat in Babel upon the throne, and the king fell asleep and dreamed that he was standing with his troops and hosts in a valley opposite the king’s furnace.
46 And he lifted up his eyes and saw a man in the likeness of Abram coming forth from the furnace, and that he came and stood before the king with his drawn sword, and then sprang to the king with his sword, when the king fled from the man, for he was afraid; and while he was running, the man threw an egg upon the king’s head, and the egg became a great river.
47 And the king dreamed that all his troops sank in that river and died, and the king took flight with three men who were before him and he escaped.
48 And the king looked at these men and they were clothed in princely dresses as the garments of kings, and had the appearance and majesty of kings.
49 And while they were running, the river again turned to an egg before the king, and there came forth from the egg a young bird which came before the king, and flew at his head and plucked out the king’s eye.
50 And the king was grieved at the sight, and he awoke out of his sleep and his spirit was agitated; and he felt a great terror.
51 And in the morning the king rose from his couch in fear, and he ordered all the wise men and magicians to come before him, when the king related his dream to them.
52 And a wise servant of the king, whose name was Anuki, answered the king, saying, This is nothing else but the evil of Abram and his seed which will spring up against my Lord and king in the latter days.
53 And behold the day will come when Abram and his seed and the children of his household will war with my king, and they will smite all the king’s hosts and his troops.
54 And as to what thou hast said concerning three men which thou didst see like unto thyself, and which did escape, this means that only thou wilt escape with three kings from the kings of the earth who will be with thee in battle.
55 And that which thou sawest of the river which turned to an egg as at first, and the young bird plucking out thine eye, this means nothing else but the seed of Abram which will slay the king in latter days.
56 This is my king’s dream, and this is its interpretation, and the dream is true, and the interpretation which thy servant has given thee is right.
57 Now therefore my king, surely thou knowest that it is now fifty-two years since thy sages saw this at the birth of Abram, and if my king will suffer Abram to live in the earth it will be to the injury of my lord and king, for all the days that Abram liveth neither thou nor thy kingdom will be established, for this was known formerly at his birth; and why will not my king slay him, that his evil may be kept from thee in latter days?
58 And Nimrod hearkened to the voice of Anuki, and he sent some of his servants in secret to go and seize Abram, and bring him before the king to suffer death.
59 And Eliezer, Abram’s servant whom the king had given him, was at that time in the presence of the king, and he heard what Anuki had advised the king, and what the king had said to cause Abram’s death.
60 And Eliezer said to Abram, Hasten, rise up and save thy soul, that thou mayest not die through the hands of the king, for thus did he see in a dream concerning thee, and thus did Anuki interpret it, and thus also did Anuki advise the king concerning thee.
61 And Abram hearkened to the voice of Eliezer, and Abram hastened and ran for safety to the house of Noah and his son Shem, and he concealed himself there and found a place of safety; and the king’s servants came to Abram’s house to seek him, but they could not find him, and they searched through out the country and he was not to be found, and they went and searched in every direction and he was not to be met with.
62 And when the king’s servants could not find Abram they returned to the king, but the king’s anger against Abram was stilled, as they did not find him, and the king drove from his mind this matter concerning Abram.
63 And Abram was concealed in Noah’s house for one month, until the king had forgotten this matter, but Abram was still afraid of the king; and Terah came to see Abram his son secretly in the house of Noah, and Terah was very great in the eyes of the king.
64 And Abram said to his father, Dost thou not know that the king thinketh to slay me, and to annihilate my name from the earth by the advice of his wicked counsellors?
65 Now whom hast thou here and what hast thou in this land? Arise, let us go together to the land of Canaan, that we may be delivered from his hand, lest thou perish also through him in the latter days.
66 Dost thou not know or hast thou not heard, that it is not through love that Nimrod giveth thee all this honor, but it is only for his benefit that he bestoweth all this good upon thee?
67 And if he do unto thee greater good than this, surely these are only vanities of the world, for wealth and riches cannot avail in the day of wrath and anger.
68 Now therefore hearken to my voice, and let us arise and go to the land of Canaan, out of the reach of injury from Nimrod; and serve thou the Lord who created thee in the earth and it will be well with thee; and cast away all the vain things which thou pursuest.
69 And Abram ceased to speak, when Noah and his son Shem answered Terah, saying, True is the word which Abram hath said unto thee.
70 And Terah hearkened to the voice of his son Abram, and Terah did all that Abram said, for this was from the Lord, that the king should not cause Abram’s death.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were thrown into a FIERY FURNACE as per Daniel 3 for refusing to worship the god of the Land of Babylon during the time of King Nebuchadnezzar.
According to Daniel 3, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego walked in the fire. There was a fourth person who comforted them. It was YAHUSHUA HAHA MASHIACH.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were quite young/youthful when this happened to them compared to Abraham who was about 50 years when the same thing happened to him.
The account is as follows (otherwise skip):
A Gold Idol and a Blazing Furnace
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Refuse to Worship an Idol
3 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide. He set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. 2 Then King Nebuchadnezzar summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, counselors, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the authorities of the provinces to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. 3 Then the satraps, administrators, governors, counselors, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the authorities of the provinces assembled for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had erected. They stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
4 Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “You are commanded O peoples, nations and languages, 5 that when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. 6 Whoever does not fall down and worship will that same hour be thrown into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire.” 7 Therefore, as soon as all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp and pipes, and all kinds of music, all the peoples, nations and languages fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
8 At that time certain Chaldeans came forward and denounced the Jews. 9 They spoke up and said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “May the king live forever! 10 You, O king, made a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes and all kinds of music, must fall down and worship the golden image, 11 and that whoever does not fall down and worship will be thrown into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire. 12 There are certain Jews whom you appointed over the administration of the province of Babylon—Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego—those men pay no heed to you, O king. They do not serve your gods, nor will they worship the golden image that you have set up.”
13 Furious with rage, Nebuchadnezzar ordered Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego to be summoned. When these men were brought before the king, 14 Nebuchadnezzar responded to them saying, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, that you don’t serve my gods or worship the golden image that I set up? 15 Now if you are ready, at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp and pipes and all kinds of music you must fall down and worship the image that I have made. But if you do not worship, you will immediately be thrown into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire! Then what god will be able to deliver you out of my hands?”
16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king saying, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to answer you concerning this matter. 17 If it is so, our God whom we serve is able to save us from the furnace of blazing fire and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18 Yet even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image that you set up.”
19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with rage and the appearance of his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. He ordered the furnace to be heated seven times hotter than it was normally heated 20 and commanded some of the mighty men in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego and to cast them into the furnace of blazing fire. 21 So these men, wearing their robes, tunics, hats and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the furnace of blazing fire. 22 But because the king’s order was so urgent and the furnace so extremely hot, a raging flame killed those men who carried up Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. 23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, fell bound into the midst of the furnace of blazing fire.
24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and leapt to his feet. He asked his ministers, “Didn’t we cast three men bound into the middle of the fire?”
They replied to the king, “Surely, O king.”
25 But he answered saying, “Look! I see four men walking about unbound and unharmed in the middle of the fire, and the fourth has the appearance like a son of the gods!”
26 Nebuchadnezzar then approached the door of the furnace of blazing fire and exclaimed, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, servants of the Most High God, come out and come here!”
So Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego came out from the middle of the fire. 27 When the satraps, administrators, governors and royal ministers had gathered around, they saw that the fire had no effect on the bodies of these men. Not a hair of their head was singed, nor were their robes scorched, nor was there a smell of fire on them.
28 Nebuchadnezzar exclaimed, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him! They defied the king’s edict and to gave up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God. 29 Therefore I hereby decree that any people, nation or language that says anything slanderous against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego will be torn limb from limb and their house made a pile of rubble, because there is no other god that is able to deliver in this way.”
30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego in the province of Babylon.
Nebuchadnezzar Acknowledges God’s Kingdom
31 King Nebuchadnezzar—
To all peoples, nations and languages who dwell in all the earth: May your peace abound!
32 It seemed good to me to declare the signs and wonders that God Most High has done for me.
33 How great are His signs,
how mighty are His wonders!
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
His dominion from generation to generation.
- Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were even PROMOTED for their FAITHFULNESS unto YAH.
- Those who stand up firm for YAH in every circumstance they face, become the HEROES in the end!!!
- Those who stand up firm for YAH no matter what comes their way, do NOT become eternally damned but rather bag themselves places in the lovely Heavens.