As for thesefouryouths, 1Godgave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of aliterature and wisdom; Daniel even understoodall kinds of 2visions and dreams.
Then at the end of the dayswhich the king had bspecifiedcfor presenting them, the commander of the officialsdpresented them beforeNebuchadnezzar.
The kingtalked with them, and out of them all not one was found like 3Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they e4entered the king'spersonalservice .
As for everymatter of 5wisdomfand understanding about which the kingconsulted them, he found them 6tentimes7betterthanall the g8magicians and conjurerswho were in all his realm.
And Danielhcontinueduntil the 9firstyear of Cyrus the king.