King Nebuchadnezzar made a gold statue ninety feet tall and nine feet wide 1 and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.
Then he sent messages to the high officers, officials, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the provincial officials to come to the dedication of the statue he had set up.
So all these officials 2 came and stood before the statue King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
Then a herald shouted out, “People of all races and nations and languages, listen to the king’s command!
When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes, and other musical instruments, 3 bow to the ground to worship King Nebuchadnezzar’s gold statue.
Anyone who refuses to obey will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”
So at the sound of the musical instruments, 4 all the people, whatever their race or nation or language, bowed to the ground and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.