Parallel Bible results for Daniel 1:8-16

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Daniel 1:8-16

NLT 8 But Daniel made up his mind not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief official for permission to eat other things instead. 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. NLT 9 Now God had given the chief official great respect for Daniel. NIV 9 Now God had caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel, NLT 10 But he was alarmed by Daniel's suggestion. "My lord the king has ordered that you eat this food and wine," he said. "If you become pale and thin compared to the other youths your age, I am afraid the king will have me beheaded for neglecting my duties." 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." NLT 11 Daniel talked it over with the attendant who had been appointed by the chief official to look after 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, NLT 12 "Test us for ten days on a diet of vegetables and water," Daniel said. NIV 12 "Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. NLT 13 "At the end of the ten days, see how we look compared to the other young men who are eating the king's rich food. Then you can decide whether or not to let us continue eating our diet." 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." NLT 14 So the attendant agreed to Daniel's suggestion and tested them for ten days. NIV 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days. NLT 15 At the end of the ten days, Daniel and his three friends looked healthier and better nourished than the young men who had been eating the food assigned by the king. 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. NLT 16 So after that, the attendant fed them only vegetables instead of the rich foods and wines. NIV 16 So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.