Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And 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.

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.

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 prince of the eunuchs gave names to them: to Daniel he gave [the name of] Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, [of] Shadrach; and to Mishael, [of] Meshach; and to Azariah, [of] Abednego. 8 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. 9 Now God made Daniel to find kindness and compassion in the sight of the prince of the eunuchs.


Cross References

Ezekiel 4:13-14

Yahweh said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their bread unclean, among the nations where I will drive them.

Deuteronomy 32:38

Which ate the fat of their sacrifices, And drank the wine of their drink offering? Let them rise up and help you! Let them be your protection.

Psalm 141:4

Don't incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice deeds of wickedness with men who work iniquity. Don't let me eat of their delicacies.

Daniel 1:5

The king appointed for them a daily portion of the king's dainties, and of the wine which he drank, and that they should be nourished three years; that at its end they should stand before the king.

Hosea 9:3-4

They won't dwell in Yahweh's land; but Ephraim will return to Egypt, and they will eat unclean food in Assyria.

2 Corinthians 9:7

Let each man give according as he has determined in his heart; not grudgingly, or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.

Leviticus 11:45-47

For I am Yahweh 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, will I die, and there will I be buried. Yahweh do so to me, and more also, if anything but death part you and me."

1 Kings 5:5

Behold, I purpose to build a house for the name of Yahweh my God, as Yahweh spoke to David my father, saying, 'Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, he shall build the house for my name.'

Psalm 106:28

They joined themselves also to Baal Peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.

Psalm 119:106

I have sworn, and have confirmed it, that I will obey your righteous ordinances.

Psalm 119:115

Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may 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, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they should remain near to the Lord.

Romans 14:15-17

Yet if because of food your brother is grieved, you walk no longer in love. Don't destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.

1 Corinthians 7:37

But he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own heart, to keep his own virgin, does well.

1 Corinthians 8:7-10

However, that knowledge isn't in all men. But some, with consciousness of the idol until now, eat as of a thing sacrificed to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

1 Corinthians 10:18-21

Consider Israel according to the flesh. Don't those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

1 Corinthians 10:28-31

But if anyone says to you, "This was offered to idols," don't eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for the sake of conscience. For "the earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness."

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