Nabuchodonosor set up a golden statue; which he commands all to adore: the three children for refusing to do it are cast into the fiery furnace; but are not hurt by the flames. Their prayer and canticle of praise.
 King Nabuchodonosor made a statue of gold, of sixty cubits high, and six cubits broad, and he set it up in the plain of Dura of the province of Babylon.
Nabuchodonosor rex fecit statuam auream, altitudine cubitorum sexaginta, latitudine cubitorum sex, et statuit eam in campo Dura, provinciae Babylonis.
 Then Nabuchodonosor the king sent to call together the nobles, the magistrates, and the judges, the captains, the rulers, and governors, and all the chief men of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up.
Itaque Nabuchodonosor rex misit ad congregandos satrapas, magistratus, et judices, duces, et tyrannos, et praefectos, omnesque principes regionum, ut convenirent ad dedicationem statuae quam erexerat Nabuchodonosor rex.
 Then the nobles, the magistrates, and the judges, the captains, and rulers, and the great men that were placed in authority, and all the princes of the provinces, were gathered together to come to the dedication of the statue, which king Nabuchodonosor had set up. And they stood before the statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up.
Tunc congregati sunt satrapae, magistratus, et judices, duces, et tyranni, et optimates, qui erant in potestatibus constituti, et universi principes regionum, ut convenirent ad dedicationem statuae, quam erexerat Nabuchodonosor rex. Stabant autem in conspectu statuae, quam posuerat Nabuchodonosor rex :
 Then a herald cried with a strong voice: To you it is commanded, O nations, tribes, and languages:
et praeco clamabat valenter : Vobis dicitur populis, tribubus, et linguis :
 That in the hour that you shall hear the sound of the trumpet, and of the flute, and of the harp, of the sackbut, and of the psaltery, and of the symphony, and of all kind of music; ye fall down and adore the golden statue which king Nabuchodonosor hath set up.
in hora qua audieritis sonitum tubae, et fistulae, et citharae, sambucae, et psalterii, et symphoniae, et universi generis musicorum, cadentes adorate statuam auream, quam constituit Nabuchodonosor rex.
 But if any man shall not fall down and adore, he shall the same hour be cast into a furnace of burning fire.
Si quis autem non prostratus adoraverit, eadem hora mittetur in fornacem ignis ardentis.
 Upon this therefore, at the time when all the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the flute, and the harp, of the sackbut, and the psaltery, of the symphony, and of all kind of music: all the nations, tribes, and languages fell down and adored the golden statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up.
Post haec igitur, statim ut audierunt omnes populi sonitum tubae, fistulae, et citharae, sambucae, et psalterii, et symphoniae, et omnis generis musicorum, cadentes omnes populi, tribus, et linguae adoraverunt statuam auream, quam constituerat Nabuchodonosor rex.
 And presently at that very time some Chaldeans came and accused the Jews,
Statimque in ipso tempore accedentes viri Chaldaei accusaverunt Judaeos :
 And said to king Nabuchodonosor: O king, live for ever:
dixeruntque Nabuchodonosor regi : Rex, in aeternum vive!
 Thou, O king, hast made a decree that every man that shall hear the sound of the trumpet, the flute, and the harp, of the sackbut, and the psaltery, of the symphony, and of all kind of music, shall prostrate himself, and adore the golden statue:
tu, rex, posuisti decretum, ut omnis homo, qui audierit sonitum tubae, fistulae, et citharae, sambucae, et psalterii, et symphoniae, et universi generis musicorum, prosternat se, et adoret statuam auream :
 And that if any man shall not fall down and adore, he should be cast into a furnace of burning fire.
si quis autem non procidens adoraverit, mittatur in fornacem ignis ardentis.
 Now there are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the works of the province of Babylon, Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago: these men, O king, have slighted thy decree: they worship not thy gods, nor do they adore the golden statue which thou hast set up.
Sunt ergo viri Judaei, quos constituisti super opera regionis Babylonis, Sidrach, Misach, et Abdenago : viri isti contempserunt, rex, decretum tuum : deos tuos non colunt, et statuam auream, quam erexisti, non adorant.
 Then Nabuchodonosor in fury, and in wrath, commanded that Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago should be brought: who immediately were brought before the king.
Tunc Nabuchodonosor, in furore et in ira, praecepit ut adducerentur Sidrach, Misach, et Abdenago : qui confestim adducti sunt in conspectu regis.
 And Nabuchodonosor the king spoke to them, and said: Is it true, O Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, that you do not worship my gods, nor adore the golden statue that I have set up?
Pronuntiansque Nabuchodonosor rex, ait eis : Verene Sidrach, Misach, et Abdenago, deos meos non colitis, et statuam auream, quam constitui, non adoratis?
 Now therefore if you be ready at what hour soever you shall hear the sound of the trumpet, flute, harp, sackbut, and psaltery, and symphony, and of all kind of music, prostrate yourselves, and adore the statue which I have made: but if you do not adore, you shall be cast the same hour into the furnace of burning fire: and who is the God that shall deliver you out of my hand?
nunc ergo si estis parati, quacumque hora audieritis sonitum tubae, fistulae, citharae, sambucae, et psalterii, et symphoniae, omnisque generis musicorum, prosternite vos, et adorate statuam, quam feci : quod si non adoraveritis, eadem hora mittemini in fornacem ignis ardentis : et quis est Deus, qui eripiet vos de manu mea?
 Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago answered and said to king Nabuchodonosor: We have no occasion to answer thee concerning this matter.
Respondentes Sidrach, Misach, et Abdenago, dixerunt regi Nabuchodonosor : Non oportet nos de hac re respondere tibi.
 For behold our God, whom we worship, is able to save us from the furnace of burning fire, and to deliver us out of thy hands, O king.
Ecce enim Deus noster, quem colimus, potest eripere nos de camino ignis ardentis, et de manibus tuis, o rex, liberare.
 But if he will not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not worship thy gods, nor adore the golden statue which thou hast set up.
Quod si noluerit, notum sit tibi, rex, quia deos tuos non colimus, et statuam auream, quam erexisti, non adoramus.
 Then was Nabuchodonosor filled with fury: and the countenance of his face was changed against Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, and he commanded that the furnace should be heated seven times more than it had been accustomed to be heated.
Tunc Nabuchodonosor repletus est furore, et aspectus faciei illius immutatus est super Sidrach, Misach, et Abdenago : et praecepit ut succenderetur fornax septuplum quam succendi consueverat.
 And he commanded the strongest men that were in his army, to bind the feet of Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, and to cast them into the furnace of burning fire.
Et viris fortissimis de exercitu suo jussit ut ligatis pedibus Sidrach, Misach, et Abdenago, mitterent eos in fornacem ignis ardentis.
 And immediately these men were bound and were cast into the furnace of burning fire, with their coats, and their caps, and their shoes, and their garments.
Et confestim viri illi vincti, cum braccis suis, et tiaris, et calceamentis, et vestibus, missi sunt in medium fornacis ignis ardentis :
 For the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace was heated exceedingly. And the flame of the fire slew those men that had cast in Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago.
nam jussio regis urgebat. Fornax autem succensa erat nimis : porro viros illos, qui miserant Sidrach, Misach, et Abdenago, interfecit flamma ignis.
 But these three men, that is, Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, fell down bound in the midst of the furnace of burning fire.
Viri autem hi tres, id est, Sidrach, Misach, et Abdenago, ceciderunt in medio camino ignis ardentis, colligati.
 And they walked in the midst of the flame, praising God and blessing the Lord.
Et ambulabant in medio flammae, laudantes Deum, et benedicentes Domino.
 Then Azarias standing up prayed in this manner, and opening his mouth in the midst of the fire, he said:
Stans autem Azarias oravit sic, aperiensque os suum in medio ignis, ait :
 Blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and thy name is worthy of praise, and glorious for ever:
Benedictus es, Domine Deus patrum nostrorum, et laudabile, et gloriosum nomen tuum in saecula :
 For thou art just in all that thou hast done to us, and all thy works are true, and thy ways right, and all thy judgments true.
quia justus es in omnibus, quae fecisti nobis, et universa opera tua vera, et viae tuae rectae, et omnia judicia tua vera.
 For thou hast executed true judgments in all the things that thou hast brought upon us, and upon Jerusalem the holy city of our fathers: for according to truth and judgment, thou hast brought all these things upon us for our sins.
Judicia enim vera fecisti juxta omnia, quae induxisti super nos, et super civitatem sanctam patrum nostrorum Jerusalem : quia in veritate et in judicio induxisti omnia haec propter peccata nostra.
 For we have sinned, and committed iniquity, departing from thee: and we have trespassed in all things:
Peccavimus enim, et inique egimus recedentes a te, et deliquimus in omnibus :
 And we have not hearkened to thy commandments, nor have we observed nor done as thou hadst commanded us, that it might go well with us.
et praecepta tua non audivimus, nec observavimus, nec fecimus sicut praeceperas nobis ut bene nobis esset.
 Wherefore all that thou hast brought upon us, and every thing that thou hast done to us, thou hast done in true judgment:
Omnia ergo, quae induxisti super nos, et universa quae fecisti nobis, in vero judicio fecisti;
 And thou hast delivered us into the hands of our enemies that are unjust, and most wicked, and prevaricators, and to a king unjust, and most wicked beyond all that are upon the earth.
et tradidisti nos in manibus inimicorum nostrorum iniquorum, et pessimorum, praevaricatorumque, et regi injusto, et pessimo ultra omnem terram.
 And now we cannot open our mouths: we are become a shame and reproach to thy servants, and to them that worship thee.
Et nunc non possumus aperire os : confusio, et opprobrium facti sumus servis tuis, et his qui colunt te.
 Deliver us not up for ever, we beseech thee, for thy name's sake, and abolish not thy covenant.
Ne, quaesumus, tradas nos in perpetuum propter nomen tuum, et ne dissipes testamentum tuum :
 O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. For he hath delivered us from hell, and saved us out of the hand of death, and delivered us out of the midst of the burning flame, and saved us out of the midst of the fire.
Benedicite, Anania, Azaria, Misael, Domino : laudate et superexaltate eum in saecula : quia eruit nos de inferno, et salvos fecit de manu mortis : et liberavit nos de medio ardentis flammae, et de medio ignis eruit nos.
 O give thanks to the Lord, because he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever and ever.
Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus : quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus.
 O all ye religious, bless the Lord the God of gods: praise him and give him thanks, because his mercy endureth for ever and ever.
Benedicite, omnes religiosi, Domino Deo deorum : laudate et confitemini ei, quia in omnia saecula misericordia ejus.
 Then Nabuchodonosor the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and said to his nobles: Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered the king, and said: True, O king.
Tunc Nabuchodonosor rex obstupuit, et surrexit propere, et ait optimatibus suis : Nonne tres viros misimus in medium ignis compeditos? Qui respondentes regi, dixerunt : Vere, rex.
 He answered, and said: Behold I see four men loose, and walking in the midst of the fire, and there is no hurt in them, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
Respondit, et ait : Ecce ego video quatuor viros solutos, et ambulantes in medio ignis, et nihil corruptionis in eis est, et species quarti similis filio Dei.
 Then Nabuchodonosor came to the door of the burning fiery furnace, and said: Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, ye servants of the most high God, go ye forth, and come. And immediately Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago went out from the midst of the fire.
Tunc accessit Nabuchodonosor ad ostium fornacis ignis ardentis, et ait : Sidrach, Misach, et Abdenago, servi Dei excelsi, egredimini, et venite. Statimque egressi sunt Sidrach, Misach, et Abdenago de medio ignis.
 And the nobles, and the magistrates, and the judges, and the great men of the king being gathered together, considered these men, that the fire had no power on their bodies, and that not a hair of their head had been singed, nor their garments altered, nor the smell of the fire had passed on them.
Et congregati satrapae, et magistratus, et judices, et potentes regis contemplabantur viros illos, quoniam nihil potestatis habuisset ignis in corporibus eorum, et capillus capitis eorum non esset adustus, et sarabala eorum non fuissent immutata, et odor ignis non transisset per eos.
 Then Nabuchodonosor breaking forth, said: Blessed be the God of them, to wit, of Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that believed in him: and they changed the king's word, and delivered up their bodies that they might not serve, nor adore any god, except their own God.
Et erumpens Nabuchodonosor, ait : Benedictus Deus eorum, Sidrach videlicet, Misach, et Abdenago : qui misit angelum suum, et eruit servos suos, qui crediderunt in eum : et verbum regis immutaverunt, et tradiderunt corpora sua ne servirent, et ne adorarent omnem deum, excepto Deo suo.
 By me therefore this decree is made, that every people, tribe, and tongue, which shall speak blasphemy against the God of Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, shall be destroyed, and their houses laid waste: for there is no other God that can save in this manner.
A me ergo positum est hoc decretum : ut omnis populus, tribus, et lingua, quaecumque locuta fuerit blasphemiam contra Deum Sidrach, Misach, et Abdenago, dispereat, et domus ejus vastetur : neque enim est alius Deus, qui possit ita salvare.
 Then the king promoted Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, in the province of Babylon.
Tunc rex promovit Sidrach, Misach, et Abdenago in provincia Babylonis.
 Nabuchodonosor the king, to all peoples, nations, and tongues, that dwell in all the earth, peace be multiplied unto you.
Nabuchodonosor rex, omnibus populis, gentibus, et linguis, qui habitant in universa terra, pax vobis multiplicetur.
 The most high God hath wrought signs and wonders toward me. It hath seemed good to me therefore to publish
Signa, et mirabilia fecit apud me Deus excelsus. Placuit ergo mihi praedicare
 His signs, because they are great: and his wonders, because they are mighty: and his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, I and his power to all generations.
signa ejus, quia magna sunt : et mirabilia ejus, quia fortia : et regnum ejus regnum sempiternum, et potestas ejus in generationem et generationem.