Daniel is rewarded (Dan 5:29-5:29)

“Then King Belshazzar

Gave the command.

Daniel was clothed

In purple.

A chain of gold

Was put

Around his neck.

A proclamation

Was made

Concerning him.

He should rank third

In the kingdom.”

Despite the fact that Daniel had said that he did not want any rewards or gifts, the king gave him purple royal clothing. Daniel was to be a royal member, the 3rd in command in the kingdom of Babylon, after King Belshazzar and his father. Daniel would wear a chain of gold around his neck. Thus, this Judean exile would become the 3rd most powerful person in the great Babylonian kingdom.

Arioch brings Daniel to the king (Dan 2:25-2:25)

“Then Arioch quickly

Brought Daniel

Before the king.

He said to the king.

‘I have found

Among the exiles

From Judah

A man who can tell

The king

The interpretation.’”

Arioch quickly responded to Daniel. He brought him right away to the king. Then he told the king that he had found this Judean exile who was willing to give an interpretation to his dream.