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The youths then proclaim that God should be praised, and bless him according to all creation, heat and cold, light and darkness, fish and birds, etc., etc.
Nebuchadnezzar notes that whereas they had put three men into the furnace, there are now four there; he concludes that one is an angel. Nebuchadnezzar goes near to the furnace and commands the youths to come to him. They do so, and he sees that they are completely unharmed by the fire.

Azarias, lines 1-93

Azarias (who has been put, with three other youths, into the hot fire by order of King Nebuchadnezzar) begins to pray to God, tellin God how great He is and apologizing for the wrong that he and the other youths have done. He notes that they will now lose their lives if not for the power of God, and reminds God of the covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Then an angel comes from the heavens and protects the youths from the fire. The temperature in fact becomes pleasant and summer-like.

The three youths then begin to speak. They bless God for his creation and ordering of the world and say that they believe that only through His desire will their bodies be separated from their souls.