John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary

Verse 4 (Daniel 6:4)

Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom ,.... Concerning the management of the affairs of the kingdom, he being prime minister of state; the presidents and princes joined together in this inquiry; the princes, because Daniel was so strict and exact in looking into their accounts, that no fraudulent measures were taken to cheat the king of his revenue; and the presidents, because he was preferred above them:

but they could find none occasion nor fault ; or "corruption" F1 שחיתה "corruptela", Pagninus, Montanus, Cocceius, Michaelis; "corruptionem", Gejerus. , that he had been guilty of any mis-administration, or any corrupt practices:

forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him ; no mistake in his accounts; no blunder in his management of things; nothing done amiss, neither wilfully, nor through ignorance, negligence, or inadvertence; so faithful and upright, so prudent and discreet, so exact and careful, that the most watchful observers of him, and these envious, and his most implacable enemies, could find no fault in him, or anything, or the colour of it, to ground an accusation upon.

- John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary