Daniel 3:16-18

Fill in the blanks using the New King James Version of the Bible.

Shadrach, _________, and Abed-Nego answered and
said to the
_________ , "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no

_________to answer you in this _________.  If that is the
case, our
_________ whom we _________ is able to

_________us from the burning fiery _________, and He

will deliver us from your
_________, O king.  But if not,

let it be 
_________to you, O king, that we do not

your _________, nor will we _________ the

_________which you have set up."

"Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson,
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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

King Nebuchadnezzar made a huge gold idol. It was 90 feet tall and 9 feet wide. The king told the people, "When you hear the music play, everyone must bow down to the idol. If you don't bow down, you will be thrown into a blazing furnace."
The people of Israel had been taken captive and some of them were now living in the land of Babylon. Among them were three young men who had become leaders in the land of Babylon. They were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These three young men believed in and worshiped the true God, and they would not bow down to an idol.
They said, "Our God will deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and even if He doesn't deliver us, O king, we will not serve your gods, nor will we worship the golden image which you have set up." What bravery!
The king had the furnace heated 7 times hotter than usual. He had the men tied up and thrown into the furnace. The fire was so hot, it killed the men who threw them in. When the king looked into the fire, he was amazed. The men were untied, walking around, and there was a fourth person in the fire with them! He said, "Didn't we throw three men in the fire? I see four men loose, walking around, and they are not hurt." The fourth person looked like a heavenly being .
The king called their names and ordered them to come out of the fire. When they came out, they were not hurt at all. Their hair had not been burned, and they didn't even smell like smoke.
The king made a law that everyone should honor the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego because no other God could deliver like he could.