Daniel 1:15
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New International Version
At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.

King James Bible
And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.

Darby Bible Translation
And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and were fatter in flesh than all the youths that ate of the king's delicate food.

World English Bible
At the end of ten days their faces appeared fairer, and they were fatter in flesh, than all the youths who ate of the king's dainties.

Young's Literal Translation
and at the end of ten days their appearance hath appeared better and fatter in flesh then any of the lads who are eating the king's portion of food.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Give us pulse to eat - הזרעים hazzeraim, seeds or grain, such as barley, wheat, rye, and peas, etc. Though a vegetable diet might have produced that healthiness of the system in general, and of the countenance particularly, as mentioned here; yet we are to understand that there was an especial blessing of God in this, because this spare diet was taken on a religious account.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Exodus 23:25 And you shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless your bread, and your water...

Deuteronomy 28:1-14 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of the LORD your God...

2 Kings 4:42-44 And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley...

Psalm 37:16 A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Haggai 1:6,9 You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink...

Malachi 2:2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, said the LORD of hosts...

Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

Mark 6:41,42 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves...

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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
Exodus 23:25
Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,

Proverbs 10:22
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.

Daniel 1:14
So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.

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