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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Daniel 1:12


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    King James Bible - Daniel 1:12

    Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.

    World English Bible

    Test your servants, I beg you, ten days; and let them give us vegetables to eat, and water to drink.

    Douay-Rheims - Daniel 1:12

    Try, I beseech thee, thy servants for ten days, and let pulse be given us to eat, and
    water to drink:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and
    water to drink.

    Original Hebrew

    נס
    5254 נא 4994 את 853 עבדיך 5650 ימים 3117 עשׂרה 6235 ויתנו 5414 לנו  מן 4480  הזרעים 2235 ונאכלה 398 ומים 4325 ונשׁתה׃ 8354

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:12

    Prueba, ahora, con tus siervos diez días, y dennos de las legumbres a comer, y agua a beber.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Daniel 1:12

    Verse 12. Give us pulse to eat] µy[rzh hazzeraim,
    seeds or grain, such as barley, wheat, rye, and peas, &c. Though a vegetable diet might have produced that healthiness of the system in general, and of the countenance particularly, as mentioned here; yet we are to understand that there was an especial blessing of God in this, because this spare diet was taken on a religious account.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 12.
    Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days , &e.] Here Daniel manifestly includes his companions, and makes his request for himself and them; desiring that they might be tried ten days with different sort of food and drink, and see whether any alteration would be made in them for the worse; which was a proper time for such a trial; for in that time it might be reasonably supposed that their food, if it had any bad effect on them, would appear. Saadiah makes these ten days to be the days between the first day of the year and the day of atonement; but without any foundation: and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink ; instead of the king’s meat, pulse, beans, pease, vetches, lentiles, rice, millet, and the like. The word used signifies anything sown, all kinds of roots, herbs, and fruits; and, instead of wine, water; meat and drink, it may be thought, that persons of such birth and education had not been used to; and yet they preferred these to the king’s dainties, by eating and drinking of which their consciences would be in danger of being defiled.
    Matthew Henry Commentary
    The
    captivity of Daniel and his companions. (Dan. 1:1-7) Their refusa to eat the king's meat. (Dan. 1:8-16) Their improvement in wisdom (Dan. 1:17-21)

    Dan. 1:1-7 Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, took Jerusalem, and carried whom and what he pleased away. From this first captivity, most think the seventy years are to be dated. It is the interest of princes to employ wise men; and it is their wisdo to find out and train up such. Nebuchadnezzar ordered that these chose youths should be taught. All their Hebrew names had something of God in them; but to make them forget the God of their fathers, the Guide of their youth, the heathen gave them names that savoured of idolatry. It is painful to reflect how often public education tends to corrupt the principles and morals.

    Dan. 1:8-16 The interest we think we make for ourselves, we mus acknowledge to be God's gift. Daniel was still firm to his religion Whatever they called him, he still held fast the spirit of a Israelite. These youths scrupled concerning the meat, lest it should be sinful. When God's people are in Babylon they need take special car that they partake not of her sins. It is much to the praise of youn people, not to covet or seek the delights of sense. Those who woul excel in wisdom and piety, must learn betimes to keep the body under Daniel avoided defiling himself with sin; and we should more fear tha than any outward trouble. It is easier to keep temptation at distance, than to resist it when near. And we cannot better improve ou interest in any with whom we have found favour, than to use it to kee us from sin. People will not believe the benefit of avoiding excess and of a spare diet, nor how much they contribute to the health of the body, unless they try. Conscientious temperance will always do more even for the comfort of this life, than sinful indulgence.

    Dan. 1:17-21 Daniel and his fellows kept to their religion; and God rewarded them with eminence in learning. Pious young persons shoul endeavour to do better than their fellows in useful things; not for the praise of man, but for the honour of the gospel, and that they may be qualified for usefulness. And it is well for a country, and for the honour of a prince, when he is able to judge who are best fitted to serve him, and prefers them on that account. Let young men steadil attend to this chapter; and let all remember that God will honour thos who honour him, but those who despise him shall be lightly esteemed __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    נס 5254 נא 4994 את 853 עבדיך 5650 ימים 3117 עשׂרה 6235 ויתנו 5414 לנו  מן 4480  הזרעים 2235 ונאכלה 398 ומים 4325 ונשׁתה׃ 8354


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