Daniel 1


1:1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah
 came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Jerusalem, and besieged
 it.
1:2 And the LORD gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand,
 with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried
 into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought
 the vessels into the treasure-house of his god.
1:3 And the king spoke to Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs,
 that he should bring [certain] of the children of Israel, and
 of the king's seed, and of the princes;
1:4 Children in whom [was] no blemish, but of good appearance,
 and skillful in all wisdom, and intelligent in knowledge, and
 understanding science, and such as [had] ability in them to
 stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the
 learning and the language of the Chaldeans.
1:5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's
 food, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three
 years, that at the end of them they might stand before the
 king.
1:6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel,
 Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
1:7 To whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave to
 Daniel [the name] of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of
 Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of
 Abed-nego.
1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile
 himself with the portion of the king's food, nor with the wine
 which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the
 eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
1:9 Now God had brought Daniel into favor and tender love with
 the prince of the eunuchs.
1:10 And the prince of the eunuchs said to Daniel, I fear my
 lord the king, who hath appointed your provision and your
 drink: for why should he see your faces more meager than the
 children who [are] of your sort? then will ye make [me]
 endanger my head to the king.
1:11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs
 had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
1:12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them
 give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
1:13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and
 the countenances of the children that eat of the portion of the
 king's provision: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.
1:14 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten
 days.
1:15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared
 fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children who ate the
 portion of the king's provision.
1:16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their food, and the
 wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse.
1:17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and
 skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding
 in all visions and dreams.
1:18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should
 bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in
 before Nebuchadnezzar.
1:19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was
 found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
 therefore they stood before the king.
1:20 And in all matters of wisdom [and] understanding, that the
 king inquired of them, he found them ten times superior to all
 the magicians [and] astrologers that [were] in all his realm.
1:21 And Daniel continued [even] to the first year of king
 Cyrus.
 
 

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