Whom did Nebuchadnezzar throw into the fire

The three men in the fiery furnace

31 King Nebuchadnezzar had a golden image made sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and raised it up in the plain of Dura in the land of Babylon.

2And king Nebuchadnezzar sent for princes, dignitaries, governors, judges, treasurers, councilors, officials, and all the mighty in the land to come together to consecrate the image that king Nebuchadnezzar had erected.

3Then the princes, dignitaries, governors, judges, treasurers, councilors, officials and all those in power in the country came together to consecrate the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had erected. And they had to stand in front of the picture that Nebuchadnezzar had erected.

4And the Herald cried aloud, You are commanded, peoples and people of so many different languages:

5When you hear the sound of trumpets, trumpets, harps, zithers, flutes, lutes, and all other instruments, you must bow down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar had erected.

6But whoever does not prostrate himself and worship, he shall immediately be thrown into the glowing furnace.

7As soon as they heard the sound of trumpets, trumpets, harps, zithers, flutes and all other instruments, all peoples and people from so many different languages ​​fell down and worshiped the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar had erected.

8Some Chaldean men came and accused the Jews,

9 they began and said to king Nebuchadnezzar, May the king live forever!

10You have commanded that all men should prostrate themselves and worship the golden image when they heard the sound of trumpets, trumpets, harps, zithers, flutes, lutes, and all other instruments;

11 But he who did not fall down and worship should be thrown into the glowing furnace.

12Now there are Jewish men whom you have set over the various districts in the land of Babylon, namely Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego; they despise your commandment and do not honor your God and do not worship the golden image that you have erected.

13Then Nebuchadnezzar commanded with anger and anger that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego be brought before him. And the men were brought before the king.

14Then Nebuchadnezzar began and said to them, How? Do you, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego, not want to honor my God and not worship the golden image that I have erected?

15Well, be ready! As soon as you hear the sound of trumpets, trumpets, harps, zithers, flutes, lutes and all other instruments, fall down and worship the picture I had taken! But if you do not worship it, then you should be thrown into the glowing furnace at once. Let us see who the God is who could deliver you out of my hand!

16Then Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego began and said to King Nebuchadnezzar, It is not necessary for us to answer you.

17If our God whom we venerate desires, He can save us; out of the burning furnace and out of your hand, O King, he can deliver.

18And if he will not do it, you must still know that we do not honor your God and that we do not want to worship the golden image that you have erected.

19Then Nebuchadnezzar became full of anger, and the expression of his face changed towards Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, and he commanded that the stove should be made seven times hotter than it was otherwise.

20And he ordered the best men of his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, and to throw them into the hot furnace.

21Then these men were bound in their cloaks, trousers, and hats, in all their clothing, and thrown into the glowing furnace.

22Because the king's command was so strict, the fire was so stoked in the furnace that the men who brought Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego up were killed by the flames of fire.

23But the three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, fell down into the glowing furnace, bound as they were.

24Then king Nebuchadnezzar was astonished, and rose up and said to his councilors, Did not we have three men bound and thrown into the fire? They answered and said to the king, Yes, king.

25He answered and said, But I see four men walking about freely in the fire, and they are unharmed; and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.

26And Nebuchadnezzar went to the door of the burning furnace and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, you servants of the Most High God, step out and come here. Then Shadrach, Meschach and Abed-Nego stepped out of the fire.

27And the princes, dignitaries, governors, and councilors of the king came together and saw that the fire had not touched the bodies of these men, that their heads were not scorched, and their cloaks were not damaged. yes, you couldn't smell a fire on them.

28Then Nebuchadnezzar began and said, Blessed be the god of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-negus, who sent his angel and delivered his servants, who trusted in him and did not keep the king's command, but gave up their bodies; for they did not want to worship or worship any other god than their god alone!

29So this is my commandment: Anyone who blasphemes the god Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-negos among all peoples and people from so many different languages ​​should be hewn to pieces and his house turned into a heap. For there is no other god than him who can save in this way.

30And the king gave Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego great power in the land of Babylon.

Nebuchadnezzar's madness

31King Nebuchadnezzar to all the peoples, people from so many different languages ​​all over the world: Much peace first!

32 I like to proclaim the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me.

33For his signs are great, and his wonders are mighty, and his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his rule is for and for.