I think I bit off more than I could actually chew this time and I apologize to Norm and Reg about that. This is a setting of verses from Contemporary English Bible Version of Daniel Chapter 6. I don’t think I orchestrated as much drama from the story as I had hoped to do.
In order to make sure that his government was run properly, Darius put three other officials in charge of the governors. One of these officials was Daniel. 3And he did his work so much better than the other governors and officials that the king decided to let him govern the whole kingdom.
And this is when the trouble began.
The other officials tried to find something wrong with the way Daniel did his work for the king. But they could not accuse him of anything wrong, because he was honest and faithful. Finally, they said to one another, ” We will never be able to bring any charge against Daniel, unless it has to do with his religion.”
They all went to the king and said:
“Your Majesty, we hope you live forever! All of your officials, leaders, advisors, and governors agree that you should make a law forbidding anyone to pray to any god or human except you for the next thirty days. Everyone who disobeys this law must be thrown into a pit of lions.”
So King Darius made the law and had it written down.
The men watched Daniel and saw him praying to his God. They went back to the king and said, ” Didn’t you make a law that forbids anyone to pray to any god or human except you for the next thirty days? And doesn’t the law say that everyone who disobeys it will be thrown into a pit of lions?”
” Yes, that’s the law I made,” the king agreed. ” And just like all written laws of the Medes and Persians, it cannot be changed.”
So Darius ordered Daniel to be brought out and thrown into a pit of lions. A stone was rolled over the pit, and it was sealed. Then Darius and his officials stamped the seal to show that no one should let Daniel out.
At daybreak the king got up and ran to the pit. 20He was anxious and shouted, ” Daniel, you were faithful and served your God. Was he able to save you from the lions?”
Daniel answered, “My God knew that I was innocent, and he sent an angel.”
Voice talent – thetworegs
Percussion – Norm
Drum trap set session drummer 3
Fender Mustang with ebow
Fender Mustang through Marshall Amp
Bar scene from Freesound.org
By marcianita (http://www.freesound.org/usersViewSingle.php?id=1014811)