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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Other Translations

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

  • Ray321
    God inspired Holy men of God to wrote the Bible. I believe almost all the men that wrote it was a Jew. So the Bible is written by Jewish people. Does that mean God chosen Jews to be his people. I say yes. Through out the Bible, Genesis through Malachi, the Gentiles were not part of that group, they were not chosen of God. But, after the Jews stone Stephen in Acts, all things changed. Glory Glory
  • Word
    Irene123 just go to Ezekiel 13. It speaks of preachers who dream up their own divine salvation and cover Gods outreached arms and hide His way of salvation. If you are meant to see the truth you'll see it. Seek the truth and don't believe the lie to fly because there is only one salvation and that's Gods way.
  • Bud
    Irene 123: It does not say I hate that teach the fly away to save souls. READ EZEKIEL 13: 20
  • Irene123
    To Word - I am just, simply very curious - no judgment; where do you read, "God says he hates those that teach the fly away to save souls". I would like to see it.
  • Word
    Irene123 yes 2 out of all of Those in the desert makes you think. all these lazy people who never read the bible who go to church singing we all going to fly away and leave these saints, the elect, to go through the test but the lazy get to fly away while the elect who have already shown God they are loyal and been chosen to stand? God says He hates those who teach the fly away to save souls.
  • 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.

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