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Daniel 1:8-16 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 Daniel decided that he wouldn't pollute himself with the king's rations or the royal wine, and he appealed to the chief official in hopes that he wouldn't have to do so. 8 But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.
9 Now God had established faithful loyalty between Daniel and the chief official; 9 Now God had caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel,
10 but the chief official said to Daniel, "I'm afraid of my master, the king, who has mandated what you are to eat and drink. What will happen if he sees your faces looking thinner than the other young men in your group? The king will have my head because of you!" 10 but the official told Daniel, "I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head because of you."
11 So Daniel spoke to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: 11 Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah,
12 "Why not test your servants for ten days? You could give us a diet of vegetables to eat and water to drink. 12 "Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.
13 Then compare our appearance to the appearance of the young men who eat the king's food. Then deal with your servants according to what you see." 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."
14 The guard decided to go along with their plan and tested them for ten days. 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.
15 At the end of ten days they looked better and healthier than all the young men who were eating the king's food. 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.
16 So the guard kept taking away their rations and the wine they were supposed to drink and gave them vegetables instead. 16 So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.