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Daniel’s Resolve

But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile (taint, dishonor) himself with the [a]king’s finest food or with the wine which the king drank; so he asked the commander of the officials that he might [be excused so that he would] not defile himself.(A) Now God granted Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the commander of the officials,

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 1:8 The first portions of the food and wine would have been presented to idols before being served at the table.

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