Daniel 1:16

“Thus Melzar tooke away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink: and gaue them pulse.”

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Other Translations

Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
- King James Version

So the overseer continued to withhold their choice food and the wine they were to drink, and kept giving them vegetables.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So the steward took away their dainties, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the keeper regularly took away their meat and the wine which was to have been their drink, and gave them grain.
- Basic English Bible

So the steward took away their delicate food, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
- Darby Bible

Thus Melzar took away the portion of their food, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse.
- Webster's Bible

So the steward took away their dainties, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse.
- World English Bible

And the Meltzar is taking away their portion of food, and the wine of their drink, and is giving to them vegetables.
- Youngs Literal Bible

So the steward took away their food, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Daniel 1

  • E
    Hi Debra, You asked 3 months ago about the word eunuchs. Well the simplest way I can explain it, is as what our Animals Shelters do to the Animals to stop reproducing by neutering. An eunuchs is a neutered male. The Kings usually do this to protect their collection of women wives and concubines etc . So the captive males were all neutered. Daniel too.
  • Dayo
    This is the fasting period as Daniel and the 3 fasted, by not eating fats and drinking wine, after 10 days got wisdom, knowledge and understanding of vision and dreams from God. We should be able to have faith of receiving great things from God before the end of this period just as Daniel. I believe.
  • Debra
    In verse 3 - the word eunuchs-
    And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed , and of the princes;

    Also verse 11: Then said Daniel to Melzar whom the Prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hannaniah, Mi'shael, and Azari'ah.

    Can anyone please help me understand those verses. Thank you.
  • Obbie Beal
    At this point in TIME, Daniel and his friends are in a foreign country as slaves. The sin's of their own country Judah / Israel has received the promise /wrath of Jehovah / GOD, and through war (using heathens) GOD allowed these three men to be taken as slave into a foreign country. So we see GOD (when HE decides) shall release his wrath on a nation that will not repent, also HE protects a few.
  • Truth From the Book
    You have probably heard of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, but these were the heathen names, honoring false gods, that were given to them. Daniel 1:11
  • BSP
    Verse 12~Daniel and the 3 Hebrews risked angering the king, but they refused to be molded no matter what pressure they faced.

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