Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 determined in his heart that he would not defile himself by [eating his portion of] the king's rich and dainty food or by [drinking] the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might [be allowed] not to 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 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 to whom the ruler of the eunuchs gave names. For he called Daniel, Belteshazzar; and Hananiah, Shadrach; and Mishael, Meshach; and Azariah, Abednego. 8 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. 9 And God had given Daniel kindness and compassion before the chief of the eunuchs.


Cross References

Ezekiel 4:13-14

And Jehovah said, Even so shall the sons of Israel eat their defiled bread among the nations, where I will drive them.

Deuteronomy 32:38

Who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offerings? Let them rise up and help you; let it be your hiding place.

Psalm 141:4

Let not my heart turn aside to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity; and let me not eat of their delicacies.

Daniel 1:5

And the king gave them the portion of a day in its day from the king's food, and the wine which he drank, even to rear them three years, so that at their end they might stand before the king.

Hosea 9:3-4

They shall not dwell in Jehovah's land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each one, as he purposes in his heart, let him give; not of grief, or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Leviticus 11:45-47

For I am Jehovah who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

Ruth 1:17-18

Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May Jehovah do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me.

1 Kings 5:5

And behold, I purpose to build a house to the name of Jehovah my God, as Jehovah spoke to David my father, saying, Your son whom I will set on your throne in your place; he shall build a house to My name.

Psalm 106:28

And they joined themselves to Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead,

Psalm 119:106

I have sworn, and I raised it, that I will keep Your righteous judgments.

Psalm 119:115

Depart from me, you evil-doers, for I will keep the Commandments of my God.

Acts 10:14-16

But Peter said, Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.

Acts 11:23

who was glad when he had come and had seen the grace of God. And he exhorted all with purpose of heart to remain near to the Lord.

Romans 14:15-17

But if your brother is grieved with your food, you no longer walk according to love. Do not with your food destroy him for whom Christ died.

1 Corinthians 7:37

But he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but who has authority over his own will (and has so judged in his heart that he will keep his virginity) he does well.

1 Corinthians 8:7-10

But this knowledge is not in all. But some being aware of the idol eat as an idolatrous sacrifice until now, and their conscience being weak is defiled.

1 Corinthians 10:18-21

Behold Israel after the flesh. Are not those who eat of the sacrifices also partakers of the altar?

1 Corinthians 10:28-31

But if anyone says to you, This is slain in sacrifice to idols, do not eat for the sake of him who showed it, and for conscience' sake; "for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness of it";

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