And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts to them, and the king should have no damage.
Treasury of Scripture
Daniel 2:48,49 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon...
Daniel 5:16,29 And I have heard of you, that you can make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if you can read the writing...
1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and the house of your father, should walk before me for ever...
Proverbs 3:16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.
Matthew 18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
Luke 16:2 And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship...
Ezra 4:22 Take heed now that you fail not to do this: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?
Esther 7:4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for slaves and bondwomen...
Proverbs 26:6 He that sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet, and drinks damage.
Luke 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said to them, Occupy till I come.
1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
ContextThe Plot Against Daniel
1It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom; 2And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts to them, and the king should have no damage. 3Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. 4Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; for as much as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. 5Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. 6Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus to him, King Darius, live for ever. 7All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. 8Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which alters not. 9Why king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
and over them three presidents, of whom Daniel was one; that these satraps might give account unto them, and that the king should have no damage.
And three princes over them, of whom Daniel was one: that the governors might give an account to them, and the king might have no trouble.
Darby Bible Translation
and over these, three presidents of whom Daniel was one to whom these satraps should render account, and that the king should suffer no loss.
King James Bible
And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage.
Young's Literal Translation
and higher than they three presidents, of whom Daniel is first, that these satraps may give to them an account, and the king have no loss.