Daniel and friends, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, are captured and taken to Babylon. They remain distinct from the culture, in body, mind and heart. This pleases the king.
Nebuchadnezzar dreams of his kingdom's demise, and of coming kingdoms. God gives Daniel the interpretation; he glorifies God before the king for giving it to him, and is rewarded for it.
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah are tested, refusing to submit to idolatry in the face of a fiery death, thus further glorifying God before the king.