Daniel 1:11
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New International Version
Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah,

King James Bible
Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,

Darby Bible Translation
And Daniel said to the steward, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,

World English Bible
Then Daniel said to the steward whom the prince of the eunuchs had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:

Young's Literal Translation
And Daniel saith unto the Meltzar, whom the chief of the eunuchs hath appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Then said Daniel to Melzar - Melzar was an officer under Ashpenaz, whose office it was to attend to the food, clothing, etc., of these royal captives. Others think מלצר meltsar, master of the inn or hotel, the name of an office.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Melzar. or, the steward.

Daniel 1:16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them vegetables.

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Youthful Confessors
'But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 9. Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. 10. And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink; for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

In the Lions' Den
[This chapter is based on Daniel 6.] When Darius the Median took the throne formerly occupied by the Babylonian rulers, he at once proceeded to reorganize the government. He "set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes; . . . and over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Daniel 1:10
but the official told Daniel, "I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head because of you."

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

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

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Appointed Azariah Azari'ah Captain Care Chief Commander Daniel Eunuchs Guard Hananiah Hanani'ah Keeper Meltzar Melzar Mishael Mish'a-El Officers Official Officials Overseer Prince Servants Steward Unsexed
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