New American Standard Bible
Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.
King James Bible
Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
Darby Bible Translation
Be not desirous of his dainties; for they are deceitful food.
World English Bible
Don't be desirous of his dainties, since they are deceitful food.
Young's Literal Translation
Have no desire to his dainties, seeing it is lying food.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Dainties ... deceitful meat - Such as "savory meat," venison Genesis 27:4, offered not from genuine hospitality, but with some by-ends.
LibraryThe Portrait of a Drunkyard
'Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? 30. They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 31. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 32. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. 34. Yea, thou shalt be as …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Heart: a Gift for God
A Sermon on a Text not Found in the Bible.
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.
Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;
The king appointed for them a daily ration from the king's choice food and from the wine which he drank, and appointed that they should be educated three years, at the end of which they were to enter the king's personal service.
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.
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