Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Daniel determined within himself not to become defiled by the king's menu of rich foods or by the king's wine, so he requested permission from the chief officer not to defile himself.

New American Standard Bible

But 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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Daniel determined that he would not defile himself with the king’s food or with the wine he drank. So he asked permission from the chief official not to defile himself.

A Conservative Version

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's food, nor with the wine which he drank. Therefore he requested of the ruler of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

American Standard Version

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's dainties, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Amplified

But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile (taint, dishonor) himself with the king’s finest food or with the wine which the king drank; so he asked the commander of the officials that he might [be excused so that he would] not defile himself.

Bible in Basic English

And Daniel had come to the decision that he would not make himself unclean with the king's food or wine; so he made a request to the captain of the unsexed servants that he might not make himself unclean.

Darby Translation

And Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not pollute himself with the king's delicate food, nor with the wine which he drank; and he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not have to pollute himself.

Julia Smith Translation

And Daniel will set up upon his heart that he will not be defiled with the dainties of the king, and with the wine of his drinking: and he will seek from the chief of the eunuchs that he shall not defile himself.

King James 2000

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's food, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now {Daniel resolved} that he would not defile himself with the fine food of the king, and with {the wine that he drank}, and [so] he requested from the commander of the court officials [permission so] that he would not defile himself.

Modern King James verseion

But Daniel laid on his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's food, nor with the wine which he drank. So he asked permission of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But Daniel was at a point with himself, that he would not be defiled through the king's meat, nor the wine which he drunk. And this he desired of the chief chamberlain, lest he should defile himself.

NET Bible

But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the royal delicacies or the royal wine. He therefore asked the overseer of the court officials for permission not to defile himself.

New Heart English Bible

But Daniel determined in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's royal food, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

The Emphasized Bible

But Daniel laid it upon his heart, that he would not defile himself with the delicacies of the king, nor with the wine which he drank, - therefore sought he of the ruler of the eunuchs, that he might not defile himself.

Webster

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's food, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

World English Bible

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's dainties, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Daniel purposeth in his heart that he will not pollute himself with the king's portion of food, and with the wine of his drinking, and he seeketh of the chief of the eunuchs that he may not pollute himself.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּנאל דניּאל 
Daniye'l 
Usage: 29

שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

that he would not defile
גּאל 
Ga'al 
Usage: 11

himself with the portion
פּתבּג 
Pathbag 
Usage: 6

of the king's
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

פּתבּג 
Pathbag 
Usage: 6

nor with the wine
יין 
Yayin 
Usage: 140

משׁתּה 
Mishteh 
Usage: 46

of the prince
שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

of the eunuchs
סרס סריס 
Cariyc 
Usage: 42

that he might not defile
גּאל 
Ga'al 
Usage: 11

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Daniel 1:8

References

Context Readings

Daniel's Resolve

7 The chief officer assigned the name "Belteshazzar" to Daniel, the name "Shadrach" to Hananiah, the name "Meshach" to Mishael, and the name "Abednego" to Azariah. 8 Daniel determined within himself not to become defiled by the king's menu of rich foods or by the king's wine, so he requested permission from the chief officer not to defile himself. 9 God granted to Daniel grace and compassion on the part of the chief officer.


Cross References

Ezekiel 4:13-14

Then the LORD said, "This is how the Israelis will be eating unclean food among the nations, where I'll be sending them."

Deuteronomy 32:38

Who ate the fat of their offerings and drank the wine that was their drink offering? Let them rise and help you and be your hiding place!'

Psalm 141:4

Don't let my heart turn toward evil or involve itself in wicked activities with men who practice iniquity. Let me not feast on their delicacies.

Daniel 1:5

The king assigned them fine food and choice wine on a daily basis, ordering them to be trained for three years, at the end of which time they would enter the king's service.

Hosea 9:3-4

They will not live in the LORD's land Ephraim will return to Egypt, and they will eat unclean food in Assyria.

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each of you must give what you have decided in your heart, not with regret or under compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver.

Leviticus 11:45-47

I am the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You are to be holy, because I am holy.

Ruth 1:17-18

Where you die, I'll die and be buried. May the LORD do this to me and more if anything except death comes between you and me."

1 Kings 5:5

So now I'm planning to build a temple dedicated to the LORD my God, just as the LORD told my father when he said, "Your son, whom I will set on your throne to replace you, will build the Temple dedicated to me.'

Psalm 106:28

For they adopted the worship of Baal Peor and ate sacrifices offered to the dead.

Psalm 119:106

I have given my word and affirmed it, to keep your righteous judgments.

Psalm 119:115

Leave me, you who practice evil, that I may observe the commands of my God.

Acts 10:14-16

But Peter said, "Absolutely not, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean!"

Acts 11:23

When he arrived, he rejoiced to see what the grace of God had done, and with hearty determination he kept encouraging all of them to remain faithful to the Lord,

Romans 14:15-17

For if your brother is being hurt by what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not destroy the person for whom the Messiah died by what you eat.

1 Corinthians 7:37

However, if a man stands firm in his resolve, feels no necessity, and has made up his mind to keep her a virgin, he will be acting appropriately.

1 Corinthians 8:7-10

But not everyone has this knowledge. Some people are so accustomed to idolatry that when they eat food that has been offered to an idol, their conscience becomes contaminated because it is weak.

1 Corinthians 10:18-21

Look at the Israelis from a human point of view. Those who eat the sacrifices share in what is on the altar, don't they?

1 Corinthians 10:28-31

However, if someone says to you, "This was offered as a sacrifice," don't eat it, both out of consideration for the one who told you and also for the sake of conscience.

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