But Daniel made up his mind that he would not 1defile himself with the 2king's choice food or with the 3wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself.
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Now God granted Daniel 4favor and compassion in the sight of the commander of the officials,
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and the commander of the officials said to Daniel, "I am afraid of my lord the king, who has appointed your food and your drink; for why should he see your faces looking more haggard than the youths who are your own age? Then you would make me forfeit my head to the king."
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But Daniel said to the overseer whom the commander of the officials had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah,
"Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be 5given some vegetables to eat and water to drink.
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"Then let our appearance be observed in your presence and the appearance of the youths who are eating the king's choice food; and deal with your servants according to what you see."
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So he listened to them in this matter and tested them for ten days.
At the end of ten days their appearance seemed 6better and they were fatter than all the youths who had been eating the king's choice food.
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So the overseer continued to withhold their choice food and the wine they were to drink, and kept 7giving them vegetables.
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