The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleDaniel 6:9
Wherefore King Darius signed the writing and the decree.
Moved to it by the number and importunity of his principal men; and
chiefly through affectation of deity, which this law gave him; and that
he might have an opportunity of ingratiating himself into his new
subjects by his munificence and liberality, not being aware of the
snare laid for his favourite, Daniel.