But Daniel resolved in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's food or wine. So he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself.
Cross ReferencesActs 10:14
"No, Lord!" Peter answered. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
Instead, we should write and tell them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals, and from blood.
You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between animals that may be eaten and those that may not."
which ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offerings? Let them rise up and help you; let them give you shelter!
Do not let my heart be drawn to any evil thing or take part in works of wickedness with men who do iniquity; let me not feast on their delicacies.
Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.
Then the LORD said, "This is how the Israelites will eat their defiled bread among the nations to which I will banish them."
"Ah, Lord GOD," I said, "I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have not eaten anything found dead or mauled by wild beasts. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth."
The king assigned them daily provisions of the royal food and wine. They were to be trained for three years, at the end of which they were to enter the king's service.
As they drank the wine, they praised their gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.
They will not remain in the land of the LORD; Ephraim will return to Egypt and eat unclean food in Assyria.
They will not pour out wine offerings to the LORD, and their sacrifices will not please Him, but will be to them like the bread of mourners; all who eat it will be defiled. For their bread will be for themselves; it will not enter the house of the LORD.
Chapter Outline1. Jehoiakim's captivity.
3. Ashpenaz takes Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
8. They refusing the king's portion do prosper with pulse and water.
17. Their proficiency in wisdom.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ruth 1:17, 18
1 Kings 5:5
Psalm 119:106, 115
1 Corinthians 7:37
2 Corinthians 9:7
Ezekiel 4:13, 14
Hosea 9:3, 4
1 Corinthians 8:7-10
1 Corinthians 10:18-21, 28-31
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