16. Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.
16. Et Daniel ingressus est, et postulavit a rege, ut tempus daret sibi, et expositionem 1 afferret regi.
This verse contains nothing new, unless we must notice what is not expressed, namely, that the prefect was not entirely without fear in giving Daniel an introduction to the king. For he knew the Icing to be very angry, and himself under serious displeasure, for not immediately executing the edict. But, as we have already said, God had taken Daniel into his confidence, and so bends and tames the mind of the prefect, that he no longer hesitates to introduce Daniel to the king. Another point is also gathered from the context, namely, Daniel's obtaining his request; for it is said,
1 Interpretation. -- Calvin
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