Daniel 1:9
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel,

New Living Translation
Now God had given the chief of staff both respect and affection for Daniel.

English Standard Version
And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the chief of the eunuchs,

New American Standard Bible
Now God granted Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the commander of the officials,

King James Bible
Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God had granted Daniel favor and compassion from the chief official,

International Standard Version
God granted to Daniel grace and compassion on the part of the chief officer.

NET Bible
Then God made the overseer of the court officials sympathetic to Daniel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God made the chief-of-staff kind and compassionate toward Daniel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God granted Daniel mercy and compassion in the sight of the chief of the officers.

New American Standard 1977
Now God granted Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the commander of the officials,

Jubilee Bible 2000
(And God brought Daniel into grace and mercy with the prince of the eunuchs.)

King James 2000 Bible
Now God had brought Daniel into favor and kindness with the prince of the eunuchs.

American King James Version
Now God had brought Daniel into favor and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.

American Standard Version
Now God made Daniel to find kindness and compassion in the sight of the prince of the eunuchs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God gave to Daniel grace and mercy in the sight of the prince of the eunuchs.

Darby Bible Translation
And God granted Daniel favour and mercy before the prince of the eunuchs.

English Revised Version
Now God made Daniel to find favour and compassion in the sight of the prince of the eunuchs.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now God had brought Daniel into favor and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.

World English Bible
Now God made Daniel to find kindness and compassion in the sight of the prince of the eunuchs.

Young's Literal Translation
And God giveth Daniel for kindness and for mercies before the chief of the eunuchs;
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
8But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king's choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself. 9Now God granted Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the commander of the officials, 10and the commander of the officials said to Daniel, "I am afraid of my lord the king, who has appointed your food and your drink; for why should he see your faces looking more haggard than the youths who are your own age? Then you would make me forfeit my head to the king."…
Cross References
Genesis 39:21
But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.

1 Kings 8:50
and forgive Your people who have sinned against You and all their transgressions which they have transgressed against You, and make them objects of compassion before those who have taken them captive, that they may have compassion on them

Job 5:15
"But He saves from the sword of their mouth, And the poor from the hand of the mighty.

Job 5:16
"So the helpless has hope, And unrighteousness must shut its mouth.

Psalm 106:46
He also made them objects of compassion In the presence of all their captors.

Proverbs 16:7
When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Daniel 1:10
and the commander of the officials said to Daniel, "I am afraid of my lord the king, who has appointed your food and your drink; for why should he see your faces looking more haggard than the youths who are your own age? Then you would make me forfeit my head to the king."
Treasury of Scripture

Now God had brought Daniel into favor and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.

Genesis 32:28 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: …

Genesis 39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him …

1 Kings 8:50 And forgive your people that have sinned against you, and all their …

Ezra 7:27,28 Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, which has put such a thing …

Nehemiah 1:11 O LORD, I beseech you, let now your ear be attentive to the prayer …

Nehemiah 2:4 Then the king said to me, For what do you make request? So I prayed …

Psalm 4:3 But know that the LORD has set apart him that is godly for himself: …

Psalm 106:46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.

Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be …

Acts 7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor …

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