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Time of Daniel


1:1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzarנְבוּכַדְנֶאצַּר
Transliteration nᵊḇûḵaḏne’ṣṣar Pronunciation neb-oo-kad-nets-tsar’ Nebuchadnezzar II also spelled Nebuchadrezzar II was the second Neo-Babylonian emperor, ruling from the death of his father Nabopolassar in 605 BC to his own death in 562 BC. Historically known as Nebuchadnezzar the Great, he is typically regarded as the empire’s greatest king For more info click here
king of Babylon to Jerusalem, and attacked it.
1:2 And Adonaiאֲדֹנָי
Hebrew pronunciation: [ʾăḏōnāy], lit. transl. My Lords, Pluralis majestatis taken as singular) is the possessive form of adon (“Lord”), along with the first-person singular pronoun enclitic. As with Elohim, Adonai’s grammatical form is usually explained as a plural of majesty.For more info click here
gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.

Daniel and other princes are selected by Ashpenaz


1:3 And the king spoke to Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring [some] of the sons of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the nobles;
1:4 young men [in] whom was no blemish, but were good looking, and skillful in all wisdom, and having in knowledge, and perceptive in learning, and such as to have the stamina in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the script and the langue of the Chaldeans.
1:5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s food, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end of it they might stand before the king.
1:6 Now among these were of the sons of Judah, Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info on the festival click here
, Hananiahחֲנַנְיָה
Chănanyâh, khan-an-yaw’; or חֲנַנְיָהוּ Chănanyâhûw; Hananiah = “God has favoured” For more info click here
, Mishaelמִישָׁאֵל
Mîyshâʼêl, mee-shaw-ale Mishael = “who is what God is” For more info click here
, and Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
:
1:7 To whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave to Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info on the festival click here
the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiahחֲנַנְיָה
Chănanyâh, khan-an-yaw’; or חֲנַנְיָהוּ Chănanyâhûw; Hananiah = “God has favoured” For more info click here
, of Shadrach; and to Mishaelמִישָׁאֵל
Mîyshâʼêl, mee-shaw-ale Mishael = “who is what God is” For more info click here
, of Meshach; and to Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
, of Abednego.

Daniel refuse kingsfood

1:8 But Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info on the festival click here
intended in his heart that he wouldn’t defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine which he drank: so he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
1:9 Now Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
had given Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info on the festival click here
into mercy and compassion before the prince of the eunuchs.
1:10 And the prince of the eunuchs said to Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info on the festival click here
, I fear my lord the king, who has chosen your food and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the other young men which are in your situation? then ya’ll risk loosing my head to the king.
1:11 Then Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info on the festival click here
said to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info on the festival click here
, Hananiahחֲנַנְיָה
Chănanyâh, khan-an-yaw’; or חֲנַנְיָהוּ Chănanyâhûw; Hananiah = “God has favoured” For more info click here
, Mishaelמִישָׁאֵל
Mîyshâʼêl, mee-shaw-ale Mishael = “who is what God is” For more info click here
, and Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
,
1:12 I beg you, test your servants ten days; and let them give us vegetables to eat, and water to drink.
1:13 Then let our appearance be seen before you, and the appearance of the sons that eat of the of the king’s food: and as you see, deal with your servants.
1:14 So he listened to them in this matter, and tested them ten days.
1:15 And at the end of ten days their faces appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the sons who ate the king’s food.
1:16 So Melzar took away their food, and the wine that they were to drink; and gave them vegetables.

Their wisdom


1:17 As for these four boys, Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
gave them knowledge and skill in all writing and wisdom: and Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info on the festival click here
had understanding in all visions and dreams.
1:18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said to bring them in, the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzarנְבוּכַדְנֶאצַּר
Transliteration nᵊḇûḵaḏne’ṣṣar Pronunciation neb-oo-kad-nets-tsar’ Nebuchadnezzar II also spelled Nebuchadrezzar II was the second Neo-Babylonian emperor, ruling from the death of his father Nabopolassar in 605 BC to his own death in 562 BC. Historically known as Nebuchadnezzar the Great, he is typically regarded as the empire’s greatest king For more info click here
.
1:19 And the king talked with them. And among them all was found none like Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info on the festival click here
, Hananiahחֲנַנְיָה
Chănanyâh, khan-an-yaw’; or חֲנַנְיָהוּ Chănanyâhûw; Hananiah = “God has favoured” For more info click here
, Mishaelמִישָׁאֵל
Mîyshâʼêl, mee-shaw-ale Mishael = “who is what God is” For more info click here
, and Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
: so they stood before the king.
1:20 And [in] any matter of wisdom [and] understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the astrologers and necromancers that [were] in all his realm.
1:21 And Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
continued to the first year of king Cyrus.

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