Daniel 1:4

“Children in whom was no blemish, but well fauoured, and skilfull in all wisedome, and cunning in knowledge, and vnderstanding science, and such as had abilitie in them to stand in the Kings palace, and whom they might teach the learning, and the tongue of the Caldeans.”

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Children in whom [was] no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as [had] ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
- King James Version

youths in whom was no defect, who were good-looking, showing intelligence in every {branch of} wisdom, endowed with understanding and discerning knowledge, and who had ability for serving in the king's court; and {he ordered him} to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

youths in whom was no blemish, but well-favored, and skilful in all wisdom, and endued with knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability to stand in the king's palace; and that he should teach them the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Young men who were strong and healthy, good-looking, and trained in all wisdom, having a good education and much knowledge, and able to take positions in the king's house; and to have them trained in the writing and language of the Chaldaeans.
- Basic English Bible

youths in whom was no blemish, and of goodly countenance, and skilful in all wisdom, and acquainted with knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the language of the Chaldeans.
- Darby Bible

Children in whom was no blemish, but of good appearance, and skillful in all wisdom, and intelligent in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the language of the Chaldeans.
- Webster's Bible

youths in whom was no blemish, but well-favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and endowed with knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability to stand in the king's palace; and that he should teach them the learning and the language of the Chaldeans.
- World English Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

youths in whom was no blemish, but fair to look on, and skilful in all wisdom, and skilful in knowledge, and discerning in thought, and such as had ability to stand in the king's palace; and that he should teach them the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 1:4


1:4 The learning and the tongue - The Chaldeans were skilled above any other nation, in natural philosophy. Their tongue differed from the Hebrew in dialect and in pronunciation, which they learned that they might be the more acceptable to the king, and court.


Discussion for Daniel 1

  • Katrina
    Daniel held steadfast to what he knew that's why they didn't want to have no part in what they were partaking in .there food or wine that is why they receive Favor from God he gave them wisdom,knowledge,and understanding.
  • Francine
    Some one wanted to know what does it mean by the abomination of desolation stand in the Holy Place. It means that when you see signs such as the antichrist making a peace treaty with Israel and him seated in the Temple as god. Which will be in Jeruzalem. Also speaking against the most high know that it will be a time for God to come for his people. This could be for the tribulation saints
  • TOORACH JOEL
    Comment*Daniel chapter 1 is very important to christians because it reminds us to to understand what we need and those that we don't, what is helpful and those that are not to make our move in christ successful
  • BSP
    In verse 8 Daniel had determined beforehand that he was not going to defile himself. We should imitate Daniel and make sure that we prepare for possible temptations and trials beforehand so that we can remain firm in our resolve.
  • Irene123
    Joshua, Caleb - only 2 out of the THOUSANDS that left Egypt. These 2 are the 'type' of remnant for today that will be saved at the rapture. Out of billions - only a Joshua/Caleb remnant.
  • Irene123
    Since the day God br't Israel from Egypt, they have been rebellious. But - there was always a 'remnant', albeit only at one time only Joshua 'n Caleb. The church today is the same way. There are people attending faithfully, but - they are lifted up with pride - over their tithing, how long they've been in the church, the offc. they hold, whatever. God has to open their eyes thru the preaching.

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