Parallel Bible results for Daniel 1:8-16

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Daniel 1:8-16

NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 9 Now God had caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel, NIV 9 Now God had caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel, NIV 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." NIV 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." NIV 11 Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, NIV 11 Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, NIV 12 "Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. NIV 12 "Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. NIV 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." NIV 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." NIV 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days. NIV 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days. NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 16 So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead. NIV 16 So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.