Daniel Da Gyata Amoa Mu
1Ɛsɔɔ Ɔhene Dario ani sɛ ɔbɛpa ahenemma ɔha ne aduonu de wɔn atuatua amantam a ɛwɔ ahemman no mu no ano. 2Ɔhene no san yii Daniel ne afoforo baanu bi sɛ mpanyimfo a wɔhwɛ ahenemma no so, sɛnea wɔbɛtoto nneɛma yiye, na ɔhene no ammɔ ka. 3Na Daniel daa ne ho adi sɛ onim de wɔ mpanyimfo ne ahenemma no mu, ɛno nti, Ɔhene yɛɛ nhyehyɛe sɛ, ɔde no besi ɔman no nyinaa so panyin.
4Ɛyɛɛ saa maa mpanyimfo no ne ahenemma no hwehwɛɛ sɛ wobenya Daniel ho asɛm wɔ nʼamammui no fam, nanso wɔannya nʼadwumayɛ no ho mfomso biara, efisɛ ɔyɛ ɔnokwafo. 5Na mmarima no kae se, “Yɛrennya Daniel yi ho asɛmmɔne biara gye sɛ yehu biribi a ɛfa ne nyamesom ho de sum no afiri.”
6Enti mpanyimfo no ne ahenemma no kɔɔ Ɔhene Dario no nkyɛn kɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Nana wo nkwa so! 7Yɛn mpanyimfo, ahenemma, afotufo ne mpanyimfo a aka no nyinaa apene so sɛ, ɛsɛ sɛ Nana hyɛ mmara sɛ, adaduasa a edi anim yi, obiara nni ho kwan sɛ ɔbɛbɔ mpae akyerɛ onyame bi anaa onipa bi a ɛnyɛ wo Nana no, wɔde no bɛto gyata amoa mu. 8Ɛno nti, Nana, kyerɛw na fa wo nsa hyɛ saa mmara yi ase, sɛnea Mediafo ne Persiafo mmara a wontumi nsesa no no te.” 9Ɛno nti, ɔhene Dario kyerɛw mmara no.
10Na Daniel tee sɛ wɔde nsa ahyɛ mmara no ase no, ɔkɔɔ fie kɔhyɛn nʼabansoro dan a ne mfɛnsere anim kyerɛ Yerusalem no. Da biara obuu nkotodwe bɔɔ mpae mprɛnsa daa ne Nyankopɔn ase sɛnea ɔyɛ daa no. 11Mpanyimfo no nyinaa bɔɔ mu kɔɔ Daniel fi kohuu no sɛ ɔrebɔ mpae resrɛ Onyankopɔn mmoa. 12Enti wɔsan kɔɔ Ɔhene Dario no nkyɛn kɔkaee no ne mmara no se, “Nana, woamfa wo nsa anhyɛ mmara a ɛka se adaduasa a edi anim yi, obiara a ɔbɛbɔ obi mpae, onyame anaa onipa na ɛnyɛ Nana no, wɔde no bɛto gyata amoa mu no ana?”
Ɔhene no buae se, “Yiw, saa mmara no wɔ hɔ; ɛyɛ Mediafo ne Persiafo mmara a, wɔrentumi nsesa no.”
13Afei wɔka kyerɛɛ ɔhene no se, “Nana, Daniel no a ɔyɛ Yuda nnommum no mu baako no mmu wo, na onni wo mmara no nso so. Ɔda so bɔ ne Nyankopɔn mpae mprɛnsa da koro.” 14Ɔhene no tee saa no, ɛhaw no yiye, na osusuw ho ara kosii anwummere pɛɛ, ɔkwan bi a ɔbɛfa so agye Daniel nkwa.
15Mmarima yi bɔɔ mu kɔɔ ɔhene no anim kɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Nana, nidi mu, wunim sɛ, Mediafo ne Persiafo mmara mu no, wontumi nsesa mmara biara a ɔhene ahyɛ.”
16Ɔhene Dario hyɛe se, wɔnkɔfa Daniel, na wɔntow no nkyene gyata amoa no mu. Ɔhene no ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Daniel, ma wo Nyankopɔn a wosom no daa no, nnye wo.”
17Wɔde bo bɛtoo amoa no ano. Na Ɔhene no de nʼankasa nsɔwano ne atitiriw nsɔwano susoo ɔbo no sɛnea obiara rentumi nyɛ Daniel ho hwee. 18Afei ɔhene no san kɔɔ nʼahemfi a anadwo no nyinaa, wannidi. Ɔpoo anigyede biara, na wantumi anna anadwo mu no nyinaa.
19Ade kyee anɔpatutuutu no, ɔhene no yɛɛ ntɛm kɔɔ gyata amoa no ano. 20Oduu hɔ no, ɔde awerɛhow frɛe se, “Daniel, Onyankopɔn teasefo somfo. Wo Nyankopɔn a wosom no daa no tumi gyee wo fii gyata no mu ana?”
21Daniel teɛɛ mu se, “Nana wo nkwa so! 22Me Nyankopɔn somaa ne bɔfo bɛkataa gyata no ano, sɛnea wɔrentumi nyɛ me bɔne, efisɛ wahu sɛ, midi bem wɔ nʼanim. Na wo, Nana nso, menyɛɛ wo bɔne biara ɛ.” 23Ɔhene no ani gyee mmoroso, na ɔhyɛɛ sɛ wonyi Daniel mfi amoa no mu, enti wuyii no. Wɔanhu kam biara wɔ ne ho, efisɛ ɔde ne ho too ne Nyankopɔn so. 24Afei ɔhene no hyɛɛ sɛ wɔnkɔkyere mmarima a wɔnam ntwatoso so ma wɔde Daniel kɔtoo gyata amoa mu no. Ɔma wɔtow wɔn ne wɔn yerenom ne wɔn mma guu gyata amoa no mu. Gyata no huruhuruw sisii wɔn so, tetew wɔn, bobɔɔ wɔn nnompe mu ansa koraa na wɔredu amoa no ase.
25Afei Ɔhene Dario de nkra yi kɔmaa nnipa ahorow nyinaa, aman nyinaa ne kasa biara wɔ wiase mmaa nyinaa se:
“Ensi mo yiye mmoroso!
26“Mehyɛ mmara sɛ, ɛsɛ sɛ obiara a ɔwɔ mʼaheman mu suro, fɛre na ɔde nidi ma Daniel Nyankopɔn.
“Ɔno na ɔyɛ Ɔteasefo Nyankopɔn
na ɔwɔ hɔ daa.
“Nʼahenni rensɛe da biara da.
Na ne tumi to rentwa da.
27“Ɔyɛ amanehunu mu gyefo na ogye nkwa nso;
ɔyɛ nsɛnkyerɛnne ne anwonwade,
wɔ ɔsoro ne asase so.
“Ɔno na wagye Daniel
afi gyata no nsam.”
28Enti Daniel kɔɔ so dii yiye wɔ Ɔhene Dario ne Persiahene Kores mmere so.
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 unto 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.
4¶ Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch 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 unto him, King Darius, live for ever.6.6 assembled…: or, came tumultuously 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 whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.6.7 decree: or, interdict 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 altereth not.6.8 altereth not: Chaldee, passeth not 9Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
10¶ Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
11Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God. 12Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king’s decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. 13Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day. 14Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him. 15Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed. 16Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. 17And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.
18¶ Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.6.18 instruments…: or, table 19Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. 20And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? 21Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. 22My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. 23Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.
24¶ And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.
25¶ Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. 26I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end. 27He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.6.27 power: Chaldee, hand 28So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.