Scripture Stories
Chapter 42: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego

“Chapter 42: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego,” Old Testament Stories (1980), 154–55

“Chapter 42,” Old Testament Stories, 154–55

Chapter 42

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego

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The king of Babylon made a gold idol. He told the people to pray to the idol. They would be burned in a furnace if they did not pray to it.

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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego would not pray to the idol. They prayed to God.

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Someone told the king. He was angry. He sent for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. The king told them they would be burned in the furnace. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego were not afraid. They knew God would save them.

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The king’s servants built a fire in the furnace. They tied Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego with ropes. The servants threw them into the furnace. The fire was so hot the servants died.

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The king looked into the furnace. He saw four men walking in the fire. One of the men was an angel of God. God saved Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.

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The king shouted to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. He told them to come out of the furnace. The fire had not hurt them at all. It had not burned their hair or clothes. They did not smell like smoke.

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The king of Babylon made a law. The law said no one should say bad things about God. Only God could save men from fire.