Daniel 1:21

“And Daniel continued euen vnto the first yeere of king Cyrus.”

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Other Translations

And Daniel continued [even] unto the first year of king Cyrus.
- King James Version

And Daniel continued until the first year of Cyrus the king.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Daniel went on till the first year of King Cyrus.
- Basic English Bible

And Daniel continued unto the first year of king Cyrus.
- Darby Bible

And Daniel continued even to the first year of king Cyrus.
- Webster's Bible

Daniel continued even to the first year of king Cyrus.
- World English Bible

And Daniel is unto the first year of Cyrus the king.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 1:21


1:21 Continued - in the court of Babylon until Cyrus, and then he was in the Persian court, and he lived in honour and high employment all that time, yea, after Cyrus began to reign. For chap.#10:1|, he had visions and revelations in the third year of Cyrus.


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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