Daniel 1:12

Overview - Daniel 1
Jehoiakim's captivity.
Ashpenaz takes Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
They refusing the king's portion do prosper with pulse and water.
17 Their proficiency in wisdom.
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Daniel 1:12  (King James Version)
Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.

pulse to eat
Hebrew of pulse that we may eat, etc.
Pulse, {zerim,} denotes all leguminous plants, which are not reaped but pulled or plucked; which, however wholesome, was not naturally calculated to render them fatter in flesh than the others.
16 ; Genesis 1:29 Genesis 1:30 ; Deuteronomy 8:3 ; Romans 14:2