Daniel 1:8

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 1:8  (King James Version)
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Ruth 1:17 Ruth 1:18 ; 1 Kings 5:5 ; Psalms 119:106 Psalms 119:115 ; Acts 11:23 ; 1 Corinthians 7:37 ; 2 Corinthians 9:7

Heathen nations not only ate unclean beasts, which were forbidden by Jewish law, but even the clean animals that were eaten were first offered as victims to their gods, and part of the wine was poured out as a libation on their altars. Hence Athenus calls the beasts served up at the tables of the Persian kings, [hieria,] victims. Daniel was therefore resolved not to defile himself with their viands; yet he did not rudely refuse what was intended as a kindness, but mildly and modestly requested the proper officers to indulge him in this respect.
Leviticus 11:45-47 ; Deuteronomy 32:38 ; Psalms 106:28 ; 141:4 Ezekiel 4:13 Ezekiel 4:14 ; Hosea 9:3 Hosea 9:4
Acts 10:14-16 ; Romans 14:15-17 ; 1 Corinthians 8:7-10 ; 1 Corinthians 10:18-21 1 Corinthians 10:28-31