Daniel 1:12-21 NIV

12 "Please test1 your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.

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13 Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see."2

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      14 So he agreed to this and tested3 them for ten days.

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      15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.4

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      16 So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.5

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        • 27 1:16 - ver 12-13
          17 To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding6 of all kinds of literature and learning.7 And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.8

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          18 At the end of the time9 set by the king to bring them in, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar.

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              19 The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king's service.10

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              20 In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians11 and enchanters in his whole kingdom.12

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              21 And Daniel remained there until the first year of King Cyrus.13

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