Daniel 1:5-17

Rotherham(i) 5 And the king appointed them the provision of each day upon its day, out of the delicacies of the king and out of the wine which he drank, and so to let them grow three years,—and, at the end thereof, that they should stand before the king. 6 Now there were, among them, out of the sons of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; 7 and the ruler of the eunuchs gave them names,—yea he gave to Daniel the name of Belteshazzar, and to Hananiah of Shadrach, and to Mishael of Meshach, and to Azariah of Abed-nego. 8 But Daniel laid it upon his heart, that he would not defile himself with the delicacies of the king, nor with the wine which he drank,—therefore sought he of the ruler of the eunuchs, that he might not defile himself. 9 But, although God had brought Daniel into lovingkindness and tender compassion, before the ruler of the eunuchs, 10 yet said the ruler of the eunuchs unto Daniel, I do fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your food and your drink,—for why should he see your faces more sad than those of the youths of your own age? so should ye bring me under the penalty of mine own head unto the king. 11 Then said Daniel, unto the overseer whom the ruler of the eunuchs had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: 12 I pray thee—prove thy servants, ten days,—and let them give us vegetable food, that we may eat, and water that we may drink: 13 then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenances of the youths who have been eating the delicacies of the king,—and, as thou shalt see, deal thou with thy servants. 14 So then he hearkened unto them, according to this word,—and proved them ten-days; 15 and, at the end of ten days, their countenances appeared more comely, and fatter in flesh,—than any of the youths who had been eating the delicacies of the king. 16 Thus it came about that the overseer continued taking away their delicacies, and the wine appointed them to drink,—and kept on giving them vegetable food. 17 And, as for these four youths, God, gave them, knowledge and skill, in all learning and wisdom,—and, Daniel, had discernment, in all visions and dreams.