Daniel 1:16
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New International Version
So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.

New Living Translation
So after that, the attendant fed them only vegetables instead of the food and wine provided for the others.

English Standard Version
So the steward took away their food and the wine they were to drink, and gave them vegetables.

New American Standard Bible
So the overseer continued to withhold their choice food and the wine they were to drink, and kept giving them vegetables.

King James Bible
Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the guard continued to remove their food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables.

International Standard Version
So the guard took away their rich food and wine, giving them vegetables.

NET Bible
So the warden removed the delicacies and the wine from their diet and gave them a diet of vegetables instead.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the supervisor took away the king's rich food and wine and gave them vegetables.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So the steward took away their food, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse.

New American Standard 1977
So the overseer continued to withhold their choice food and the wine they were to drink, and kept giving them vegetables.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus Melzar took the portion of their food and the wine that they should drink and gave them vegetables.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus Melzar took away the portion of their food, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them vegetables.

American King James Version
Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them vegetables.

American Standard Version
So the steward took away their dainties, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Malasar took their portions, and the wine that they should drink: and he gave them pulse.

Darby Bible Translation
So the steward took away their delicate food, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.

English Revised Version
So the steward took away their meat, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus Melzar took away the portion of their food, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse.

World English Bible
So the steward took away their dainties, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Meltzar is taking away their portion of food, and the wine of their drink, and is giving to them vegetables.
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
15At the end of ten days their appearance seemed better and they were fatter than all the youths who had been eating the king's choice food. 16So the overseer continued to withhold their choice food and the wine they were to drink, and kept giving them vegetables. 17As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams.…
Cross References
Daniel 1:11
But Daniel said to the overseer whom the commander of the officials had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah,

Daniel 1:12
"Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink.
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