New International Version
So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.
King James Bible
Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
Darby Bible Translation
So the steward took away their delicate food, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
World English Bible
So the steward took away their dainties, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse.
Young's Literal Translation
And the Meltzar is taking away their portion of food, and the wine of their drink, and is giving to them vegetables.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Give us pulse to eat - הזרעים hazzeraim, seeds or grain, such as barley, wheat, rye, and peas, etc. Though a vegetable diet might have produced that healthiness of the system in general, and of the countenance particularly, as mentioned here; yet we are to understand that there was an especial blessing of God in this, because this spare diet was taken on a religious account.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'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. 9. Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. 10. And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink; for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
In the Lions' Den
Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah,
"Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.
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