Daniel 1:12
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New International Version
"Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.

New Living Translation
"Please test us for ten days on a diet of vegetables and water," Daniel said.

English Standard Version
“Test your servants for ten days; let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.

New American Standard Bible
"Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Please test your servants for 10 days. Let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.

International Standard Version
"Please test your servants for ten days and let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.

NET Bible
"Please test your servants for ten days by providing us with some vegetables to eat and water to drink.

New Heart English Bible
"Test your servants for ten days; and let them give us vegetables to eat, and water to drink.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Please test us for ten days. Give us only vegetables to eat and water to drink.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Try thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.

New American Standard 1977
“Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Prove, now, with thy slaves ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.

King James 2000 Bible
Test your servants, I beseech you, ten days; and let them give us vegetables to eat, and water to drink.

American King James Version
Prove your servants, I beseech you, ten days; and let them give us vegetables to eat, and water to drink.

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

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

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

English Revised Version
Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse 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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
'Try, I pray thee, thy servants, ten days; and they give to us of the vegetables, and we eat, and water, and we drink;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:8-16 The interest we think we make for ourselves, we must acknowledge to be God's gift. Daniel was still firm to his religion. Whatever they called him, he still held fast the spirit of an Israelite. These youths scrupled concerning the meat, lest it should be sinful. When God's people are in Babylon they need take special care that they partake not of her sins. It is much to the praise of young people, not to covet or seek the delights of sense. Those who would excel in wisdom and piety, must learn betimes to keep the body under. Daniel avoided defiling himself with sin; and we should more fear that than any outward trouble. It is easier to keep temptation at a distance, than to resist it when near. And we cannot better improve our interest in any with whom we have found favour, than to use it to keep 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.
Study Bible
Daniel's Faithfulness
11But Daniel said to the overseer whom the commander of the officials had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, 12"Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13"Then let our appearance be observed in your presence and the appearance of the youths who are eating the king's choice food; and deal with your servants according to what you see."…
Cross References
Revelation 2:10
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Look, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison to test you, and you will suffer tribulation for ten days. Be faithful even unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Daniel 1:11
But Daniel said to the overseer whom the commander of the officials had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah,

Daniel 1:13
"Then let our appearance be observed in your presence and the appearance of the youths who are eating the king's choice food; and deal with your servants according to what you see."

Daniel 1:16
So the overseer continued to withhold their choice food and the wine they were to drink, and kept giving them vegetables.
Treasury of Scripture

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

pulse to eat. Heb. of pulse that we may eat, etc. Pulse, {zer?im,} denotes all leguminous plants, which are not reaped but pulled or plucked; which, however wholesome, was not naturally calculated to render them fatter in flesh than the others.

Daniel 1:16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that …

Genesis 1:29,30 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which …

Deuteronomy 8:3 And he humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with …

Romans 14:2 For one believes that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs.

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