And Daniel purposed in his heart, that he would not defile himself with the king's table, nor with the wine of his drink: and he intreated the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Now God brought Daniel into favour and compassion with the chief of the eunuchs.
And the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your meat and your drink, lest he see your countenances gloomy in comparison of the young men your equals; also shall ye endanger my head to the king.
And Daniel said to Amelsad, whom the chief of the eunuchs had appointed over Daniel, Ananias, Misael, Azarias.
Prove now thy servants ten days; and let them give us pulse, and let us eat, and let us drink water:
And let our countenances be seen by thee, and the countenances of the children that eat the king's table; and deal with thy servants according as thou shalt see.
And he hearkened to them, and proved them ten days.
And at the end of the ten days their countenances appeared fairer and stouter in flesh, than the children that fed at the king's table.
So Amelsad took away their supper and the wine of their drink, and gave them pulse.