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Daniel 1:5-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The king appointed for them a daily ration from the king’s choice food and from the wine which he drank, and appointed that they should be [a]educated three years, at the end of which they were to [b]enter the king’s personal service. Now among them from the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. Then the commander of the officials assigned new names to them; and to Daniel he assigned the name Belteshazzar, to Hananiah Shadrach, to Mishael Meshach and to Azariah Abed-nego.

Daniel’s Resolve

But Daniel [c]made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself. Now God granted Daniel [d]favor and compassion in the sight of the commander of the officials,

Footnotes:

  1. Daniel 1:5 Or reared
  2. Daniel 1:5 Lit stand before the king
  3. Daniel 1:8 Lit set upon his heart
  4. Daniel 1:9 Lit lovingkindness
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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