Apocrypha: Daniel Kills The Dragon

Now in that place there was a great dragon, which

the Babylonians revered. 24 The king said to Daniel,

‘You cannot deny that this is a living god; so worship

him.’ 25 Daniel said, ‘I worship the Lord my God, for he is the

living God. 26 But give me permission, O king, and I will kill

the dragon without sword or club.’ The king said, ‘I give you

permission.’

27 Then Daniel took pitch, fat, and hair, and boiled them

together and made cakes, which he fed to the dragon. The

dragon ate them, and burst open. Then Daniel said, ‘See

what you have been worshipping!’

28 When the Babylonians heard about it, they were very

indignant and conspired against the king, saying, ‘The king

has become a Jew; he has destroyed Bel, and killed the

dragon, and slaughtered the priests.’ 29 Going to the king,

they said, ‘Hand Daniel over to us, or else we will kill you and

your household.’ 30 The king saw that they were pressing

him hard, and under compulsion he handed Daniel over to

them.

31 They threw Daniel into the lions’ den, and he was there

for six days. 32 There were seven lions in the den, and every

day they had been given two human bodies and two sheep;

but now they were given nothing, so that they would devour

Daniel.

33 Now the prophet Habakkuk was in Judea; he had made

a stew and had broken bread into a bowl, and was going

into the field to take it to the reapers. 34 But the angel of

the Lord said to Habakkuk, ‘Take the food that you have to

Babylon, to Daniel, in the lions’ den.’ 35 Habakkuk said, ‘Sir, I

have never seen Babylon, and I know nothing about the den.’

36 Then the angel of the Lord took him by the crown of his

head and carried him by his hair; with the speed of the wind

he set him down in Babylon, right over the den.

37 Then Habakkuk shouted, ‘Daniel, Daniel! Take the food

that God has sent you.’ 38 Daniel said, ‘You have remembered

me, O God, and have not forsaken those who love you.’ 39

So Daniel got up and ate. And the angel of God immediately

returned Habakkuk to his own place.

40 On the seventh day the king came to mourn for Daniel.

When he came to the den he looked in, and there sat Daniel!

41 The king shouted with a loud voice, ‘You are great, O Lord,

the God of Daniel, and there is no other besides you!’ 42 Then

he pulled Daniel out, and threw into the den those who had

attempted his destruction, and they were instantly eaten

before his eyes.

Apocrypha: Daniel Kills The Dragon

Now in that place there was a great dragon, which

the Babylonians revered. 24 The king said to Daniel,

‘You cannot deny that this is a living god; so worship

him.’ 25 Daniel said, ‘I worship the Lord my God, for he is the

living God. 26 But give me permission, O king, and I will kill

the dragon without sword or club.’ The king said, ‘I give you

permission.’

27 Then Daniel took pitch, fat, and hair, and boiled them

together and made cakes, which he fed to the dragon. The

dragon ate them, and burst open. Then Daniel said, ‘See

what you have been worshipping!’

28 When the Babylonians heard about it, they were very

indignant and conspired against the king, saying, ‘The king

has become a Jew; he has destroyed Bel, and killed the

dragon, and slaughtered the priests.’ 29 Going to the king,

they said, ‘Hand Daniel over to us, or else we will kill you and

your household.’ 30 The king saw that they were pressing

him hard, and under compulsion he handed Daniel over to

them.

31 They threw Daniel into the lions’ den, and he was there

for six days. 32 There were seven lions in the den, and every

day they had been given two human bodies and two sheep;

but now they were given nothing, so that they would devour

Daniel.

33 Now the prophet Habakkuk was in Judea; he had made

a stew and had broken bread into a bowl, and was going

into the field to take it to the reapers. 34 But the angel of

the Lord said to Habakkuk, ‘Take the food that you have to

Babylon, to Daniel, in the lions’ den.’ 35 Habakkuk said, ‘Sir, I

have never seen Babylon, and I know nothing about the den.’

36 Then the angel of the Lord took him by the crown of his

head and carried him by his hair; with the speed of the wind

he set him down in Babylon, right over the den.

37 Then Habakkuk shouted, ‘Daniel, Daniel! Take the food

that God has sent you.’ 38 Daniel said, ‘You have remembered

me, O God, and have not forsaken those who love you.’ 39

So Daniel got up and ate. And the angel of God immediately

returned Habakkuk to his own place.

40 On the seventh day the king came to mourn for Daniel.

When he came to the den he looked in, and there sat Daniel!

41 The king shouted with a loud voice, ‘You are great, O Lord,

the God of Daniel, and there is no other besides you!’ 42 Then

he pulled Daniel out, and threw into the den those who had

attempted his destruction, and they were instantly eaten

before his eyes.

Now in that place there was a great dragon, which

the Babylonians revered. 24 The king said to Daniel,

‘You cannot deny that this is a living god; so worship

him.’ 25 Daniel said, ‘I worship the Lord my God, for he is the

living God. 26 But give me permission, O king, and I will kill

the dragon without sword or club.’ The king said, ‘I give you

permission.’

27 Then Daniel took pitch, fat, and hair, and boiled them

together and made cakes, which he fed to the dragon. The

dragon ate them, and burst open. Then Daniel said, ‘See

what you have been worshipping!’

28 When the Babylonians heard about it, they were very

indignant and conspired against the king, saying, ‘The king

has become a Jew; he has destroyed Bel, and killed the

dragon, and slaughtered the priests.’ 29 Going to the king,

they said, ‘Hand Daniel over to us, or else we will kill you and

your household.’ 30 The king saw that they were pressing

him hard, and under compulsion he handed Daniel over to

them.

31 They threw Daniel into the lions’ den, and he was there

for six days. 32 There were seven lions in the den, and every

day they had been given two human bodies and two sheep;

but now they were given nothing, so that they would devour

Daniel.

33 Now the prophet Habakkuk was in Judea; he had made

a stew and had broken bread into a bowl, and was going

into the field to take it to the reapers. 34 But the angel of

the Lord said to Habakkuk, ‘Take the food that you have to

Babylon, to Daniel, in the lions’ den.’ 35 Habakkuk said, ‘Sir, I

have never seen Babylon, and I know nothing about the den.’

36 Then the angel of the Lord took him by the crown of his

head and carried him by his hair; with the speed of the wind

he set him down in Babylon, right over the den.

37 Then Habakkuk shouted, ‘Daniel, Daniel! Take the food

that God has sent you.’ 38 Daniel said, ‘You have remembered

me, O God, and have not forsaken those who love you.’ 39

So Daniel got up and ate. And the angel of God immediately

returned Habakkuk to his own place.

40 On the seventh day the king came to mourn for Daniel.

When he came to the den he looked in, and there sat Daniel!

41 The king shouted with a loud voice, ‘You are great, O Lord,

the God of Daniel, and there is no other besides you!’ 42 Then

he pulled Daniel out, and threw into the den those who had

attempted his destruction, and they were instantly eaten

before his eyes.

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