- Some governors were jealous of Daniel because King Darius favoured him, and sought an opportunity to remove him from power. Daniel contined to obey God's laws, so they could not find fault in anything he did.
The governors met and said, "We will not be able to find fault with him, unless we use his faith against him."
They knew they could take advantage of the king's pride and trick him into removing Daniel from power. They sought a meeting with the king and lied to him, "Oh King, the governors, captains, princes, and counsellors have come together to create a new law. We say that if any man pray to their God or any other man except for you for thirty days, the man should be thrown in the den of lions.
- Daniel in Lion's Den