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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego


“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego,” Old Testament Stories (2021)

“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego,” Old Testament Stories

Daniel 1; 3

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego

A dangerous trial of faith

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Old Testament Stories: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego

King Nebuchadnezzar built a giant, golden statue and forced his people to worship it. If they refused, they would be put into a furnace of fire.

Daniel 1:6–7; 3:1–6

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Old Testament Stories: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego

Daniel’s friends Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego loved God and would not worship the king’s false god. The king was angry with them.

Daniel 3:6–15

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Old Testament Stories: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego

The three friends told the king they would worship only God. They believed God could protect them. But even if He did not save them, they would stand up for what they believed.

Daniel 3:15–18

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Old Testament Stories: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego

The king was furious with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. He had them thrown into the furnace of fire. But when the king looked into the furnace, he was surprised to see a heavenly being in the fire with the three men. They were not hurt by the fire.

Daniel 3:19–25

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Old Testament Stories: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego

The king called to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, and they walked out of the furnace. The fire had not hurt them or even burned their clothes.

Daniel 3:26–27

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Old Testament Stories: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego obeyed God’s commandments, even when their lives were in danger. Their example helped the king believe in God.

Daniel 3:28–29