The Sons of the Captivity in Babylon
third] of the kingdom of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and assaulted it.
And the LORD
gave into his hand Jehoiakim king of Judah, and from part of the items of the
house of the LORD
. And he brought them into the
land of Shinar of the
house of his god. And the items he carried into the house of the
treasury of his god.
king] Ashpenaz his chief eunuch to bring in some
from the sons of the captivity of Israel, and from the seed of royalty, and from the nobles;
young men to whom there is no [2
blemish], and good to the appearance, and perceiving in all wisdom, and knowing knowledge, and considering in intelligence, and ones in whom there is strength in them to stand in the house before the king, to teach them letters and the
language of the Chaldeans.
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king] day by day from the table of the king, and from the wine of his banquet; and to maintain them [2
for three], and after these things
to stand them
before the king.
The Four Sons of Judah Tested
And there existed among them from out of the sons of Judah, Daniel, and Hananiah, and Mishael, and Azariah.
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Daniel -- Belteshazzar, and to
Hananiah -- Shadrach, and to
Mishael -- Meshach, and to
Azariah -- Abed-nego.
And Daniel put unto his heart so as in no way he should be polluted in the table of the king, and in the wine of his banquet. And he petitioned the chief eunuch so that in no way he should be polluted.
And God granted Daniel for mercy and compassion before the chief eunuch.
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Daniel, I fear my lord the king, the one arraying your food and your drink, lest at any time he should behold your faces looking downcast more than the boys, the ones of your contemporaries; and you should condemn my head to the king.
And Daniel said to Melzar, whom [3
chief eunuch] over Daniel, and Hananiah, and Mishael, and Azariah.
Test now indeed your servants [2
ten]; and let there be given to us from food of the
seeds of the earth! and we shall eat of it
, and water we shall drink.
And let [2
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our shape]! and the shapes of the boys of the ones eating at the table of the king. And how ever you should behold, do accordingly with your servants!
And he hearkened to them, and he tested them [2
And after the end of the ten days [2
their shape] good and strong in flesh above all the boys eating at the table of the king.
And it came to pass Melzar did away with their supper and the wine for their drink, and he gave to them food of the
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God] understanding and intelligence in all academics, and wisdom. And Daniel perceived in every vision and in dreams.
Daniel Stands before the King
And after the end of the days which [3
king] to bring them in, that [3
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chief eunuch] before Nebuchadnezzar.
king]; and there was not found from out of all of them one
likened to Daniel, and Hananiah, and Mishael, and Azariah; and they stood before the king.
And in every discourse of wisdom and higher knowledge, as much as [3
king], he found them ten-times more than all of the enchanters, and the magi, the ones being in all of his kingdom.
And Daniel existed until year one of Cyrus the king.