World English Bible
Daniel 1 (WEBP)
 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.
 The Lord§ gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God;§ and he carried them into the land of Shinar to the house of his god. He brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
 The king spoke to Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring in some of the children of Israel, even of the royal offspring§ and of the nobles:
 youths in whom was no defect, but well-favored, skillful in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding science, and who had the ability to stand in the king’s palace; and that he should teach them the learning and the language of the Chaldeans.
 The king appointed for them a daily portion of the king’s delicacies 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.
 Now among these of the children of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
 The prince of the eunuchs gave names to them: to Daniel he gave the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.
 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank. Therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
 Now God made Daniel find kindness and compassion in the sight of the prince of the eunuchs.
 The prince of the eunuchs said to Daniel, “I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your food and your drink. For why should he see your faces worse looking than the youths who are of your own age? Then you would endanger my head with the king.”
 Then Daniel said to the steward whom the prince of the eunuchs had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
 “Test your servants, I beg you, ten days; and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.
 Then let our faces be examined before you, and the face of the youths who eat of the king’s delicacies; and as you see, deal with your servants.”
 So he listened to them in this matter, and tested them for ten days.
 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 delicacies.
 So the steward took away their delicacies and the wine that they were given to drink, and gave them vegetables.
 Now as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
 At the end of the days which the king had appointed for bringing them in, the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
 The king talked with them; and among them all was found no one like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore stood they before the king.
 In every matter of wisdom and understanding concerning which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters who were in all his realm.
 Daniel continued even to the first year of King Cyrus.
Daniel 1:2a The word translated “Lord” is “Adonai.”
Daniel 1:2b The Hebrew word rendered “God” is “אֱלֹהִ֑ים” (Elohim).
Daniel 1:3 or, seed
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Daniel 1 (KJVS)
 In the third H7969 year H8141 of the reign H4438 of Jehoiakim H3079 king H4428 of Judah H3063 came H935 (8804) Nebuchadnezzar H5019 king H4428 of Babylon H894 unto Jerusalem H3389, and besieged H6696 (8799) it.
 And the Lord H136 gave H5414 (8799) Jehoiakim H3079 king H4428 of Judah H3063 into his hand H3027, with part H7117 of the vessels H3627 of the house H1004 of God H430: which he carried H935 (8686) into the land H776 of Shinar H8152 to the house H1004 of his god H430; and he brought H935 (8689) the vessels H3627 into the treasure H214 house H1004 of his god H430.
 And the king H4428 spake H559 (8799) unto Ashpenaz H828 the master H7227 of his eunuchs H5631, that he should bring H935 (8687) [certain] of the children H1121 of Israel H3478, and of the king’s H4410 seed H2233, and of the princes H6579;
 Children H3206 in whom [was] no blemish H3971 (8675) H3971, but well H2896 favoured H4758, and skilful H7919 (8688) in all wisdom H2451, and cunning H3045 (8802) in knowledge H1847, and understanding H995 (8688) science H4093, and such as [had] ability H3581 in them to stand H5975 (8800) in the king’s H4428 palace H1964, and whom they might teach H3925 (8763) the learning H5612 and the tongue H3956 of the Chaldeans H3778.
 And the king H4428 appointed H4487 (8762) them a daily H3117 H3117 provision H1697 of the king’s H4428 meat H6598, and of the wine H3196 which he drank H4960: so nourishing H1431 (8763) them three H7969 years H8141, that at the end H7117 thereof they might stand H5975 (8799) before H6440 the king H4428.
 Now among these were of the children H1121 of Judah H3063, Daniel H1840, Hananiah H2608, Mishael H4332, and Azariah H5838:
 Unto whom the prince H8269 of the eunuchs H5631 gave H7760 (8799) names H8034: for he gave H7760 (8799) unto Daniel H1840 [the name] of Belteshazzar H1095; and to Hananiah H2608, of Shadrach H7714; and to Mishael H4332, of Meshach H4335; and to Azariah H5838, of Abednego H5664.
 But Daniel H1840 purposed H7760 (8799) in his heart H3820 that he would not defile H1351 (8691) himself with the portion H6598 of the king’s H4428 meat H6598, nor with the wine H3196 which he drank H4960: therefore he requested H1245 (8762) of the prince H8269 of the eunuchs H5631 that he might not defile H1351 (8691) himself.
 Now God H430 had brought H5414 (8799) Daniel H1840 into favour H2617 and tender love H7356 with H6440 the prince H8269 of the eunuchs H5631.
 And the prince H8269 of the eunuchs H5631 said H559 (8799) unto Daniel H1840, I fear H3373 my lord H113 the king H4428, who hath appointed H4487 (8765) your meat H3978 and your drink H4960: for why should he see H7200 (8799) your faces H6440 worse liking H2196 (8802) than the children H3206 which [are] of your sort H1524? then shall ye make [me] endanger H2325 (8765) my head H7218 to the king H4428.
 Then said H559 (8799) Daniel H1840 to Melzar H4453, whom the prince H8269 of the eunuchs H5631 had set H4487 (8765) over Daniel H1840, Hananiah H2608, Mishael H4332, and Azariah H5838,
 Prove H5254 (8761) thy servants H5650, I beseech thee, ten H6235 days H3117; and let them give H5414 (8799) us pulse H2235 to eat H398 (8799), and water H4325 to drink H8354 (8799).
 Then let our countenances H4758 be looked upon H7200 (8735) before H6440 thee, and the countenance H4758 of the children H3206 that eat H398 (8802) of the portion H6598 of the king’s H4428 meat H6598: and as thou seest H7200 (8799), deal H6213 (8798) with thy servants H5650.
 So he consented H8085 (8799) to them in this matter H1697, and proved H5254 (8762) them ten H6235 days H3117.
 And at the end H7117 of ten H6235 days H3117 their countenances H4758 appeared H7200 (8738) fairer H2896 and fatter H1277 in flesh H1320 than all the children H3206 which did eat H398 (8802) the portion H6598 of the king’s H4428 meat H6598.
 Thus Melzar H4453 took away H5375 (8802) the portion of their meat H6598, and the wine H3196 that they should drink H4960; and gave H5414 (8802) them pulse H2235.
 As for these four H702 children H3206, God H430 gave H5414 (8804) them knowledge H4093 and skill H7919 (8687) in all learning H5612 and wisdom H2451: and Daniel H1840 had understanding H995 (8689) in all visions H2377 and dreams H2472.
 Now at the end H7117 of the days H3117 that the king H4428 had said H559 (8804) he should bring H935 (8687) them in, then the prince H8269 of the eunuchs H5631 brought H935 (8686) them in before H6440 Nebuchadnezzar H5019.
 And the king H4428 communed H1696 (8762) with them; and among them all was found H4672 (8738) none like Daniel H1840, Hananiah H2608, Mishael H4332, and Azariah H5838: therefore stood H5975 (8799) they before H6440 the king H4428.
 And in all matters H1697 of wisdom H2451 [and] understanding H998, that the king H4428 enquired H1245 (8765) of them, he found H4672 (8799) them ten times H6235 better H3027 than all the magicians H2748 [and] astrologers H825 that [were] in all his realm H4438.
 And Daniel H1840 continued [even] unto the first H259 year H8141 of king H4428 Cyrus H3566.
Young’s Literal Translation
Daniel 1 (YLT)
 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, come hath Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Jerusalem, and layeth siege against it;
 and the Lord giveth into his hand Jehoiakim king of Judah, and some of the vessels of the house of God, and he bringeth them in to the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, and the vessels he hath brought in to the treasure-house of his god.
 And the king saith, to Ashpenaz master of his eunuchs, to bring in out of the sons of Israel, (even of the royal seed, and of the chiefs,)
 lads in whom there is no blemish, and of good appearance, and skilful in all wisdom, and possessing knowledge, and teaching thought, and who have ability to stand in the palace of the king, and to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans.
 And the king doth appoint for them a rate, day by day, of the king’s portion of food, and of the wine of his drinking, so as to nourish them three years, that at the end thereof they may stand before the king.
 And there are among them out of the sons of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
 and the chief of the eunuchs setteth names on them, and he setteth on Daniel, Belteshazzar; and on Hananiah, Shadrach; and on Mishael, Meshach; and on Azariah, Abed-Nego.
 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.
 And God giveth Daniel for kindness and for mercies before the chief of the eunuchs;
 and the chief of the eunuchs saith to Daniel, ‘I am fearing my lord the king, who hath appointed your food and your drink, for why doth he see your faces sadder than those of the lads which are of your circle? then ye have made my head indebted to the king,’
 And Daniel saith unto the Meltzar, whom the chief of the eunuchs hath appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
 ‘Try, I pray thee, thy servants, ten days; and they give to us of the vegetables, and we eat, and water, and we drink;
 and our appearance is seen before thee, and the appearance of the lads who are eating the king’s portion of food, and as thou seest-deal with thy servants.’
 And he hearkeneth to them, to this word, and trieth them ten days:
 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.
 And the Meltzar is taking away their portion of food, and the wine of their drink, and is giving to them vegetables.
 As to these four lads, God hath given to them knowledge and understanding in every kind of literature, and wisdom; and Daniel hath given instruction about every kind of vision and dreams.
 And at the end of the days that the king had said to bring them in, bring them in doth the chief of the eunuchs before Nebuchadnezzar.
 And the king speaketh with them, and there hath none been found among them all like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, and they stand before the king;
 and in any matter of wisdom and understanding that the king hath sought of them, he findeth them ten hands above all the scribes, the enchanters, who are in all his kingdom.
 And Daniel is unto the first year of Cyrus the king.