Scripture Stories
Daniel and the Lions’ Den

“Daniel and the Lions’ Den,” Old Testament Stories (2021)

“Daniel and the Lions’ Den,” Old Testament Stories

Daniel 6

Daniel and the Lions’ Den

One man’s courage to pray

Daniel talking to king

Darius became the ruler over Babylon. He loved Daniel and wanted to make him leader over all the kingdom. Some of the king’s wise men were jealous.

Daniel 6:1–4

wise men plotting

The wise men knew Daniel prayed to God, so they tricked the king into making a new law. Anyone who prayed to God would be thrown into a lions’ den.

Daniel 6:5–9

Daniel praying

Daniel chose to pray to God anyway. The king’s wise men saw Daniel praying and told the king that Daniel was breaking the law. The king realized his wise men had tricked him. He tried to find a way to save Daniel, but the king had to follow his own law.

Daniel 6:10–15

Daniel in lions’ den

Daniel was thrown into the lions’ den. The king stayed awake all night, fasting so that Daniel would be protected.

Daniel 6:16–18

king looking at Daniel in lions’ den

Early the next morning, the king rushed to the lions’ den. He called to Daniel to see if he was still alive. Daniel called back! He told the king that God sent an angel to shut the lions’ mouths. The lions did not hurt him.

Daniel 6:19–23

king hugging Daniel

The king was happy that Daniel was safe. He punished those wise men who tricked him, and he ended the law. He taught his kingdom about God’s power and goodness.

Daniel 6:23–27