Daniel 1:12

“Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Proue thy seruants, I beseech thee, ten dayes, and let them giue pulse to eat, and water to drinke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put your servants to the test for ten days; let them give us grain for our food and water for our drink.
- Basic English Bible

Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink;
- Darby Bible

Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
- Webster's Bible

Test your servants, I beg you, ten days; and let them give us vegetables to eat, and water to drink.
- World English Bible

`Try, I pray thee, thy servants, ten days; and they give to us of the vegetables, and we eat, and water, and we drink;
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Try thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Daniel 1

  • BSP
    Verse 3 talks about the sons that were of royal descent being taken to Babylon. At 2 Kings 20:16 and 18 he was told that some of his sons would be taken to Babylon. This is one way in which we see that prophecy was fulfilled.
  • Bruce
    Guillermo: Just vegetables and maybe a little Fruit.
  • Guillermo
    Question: What is "pulse"?
  • Murien
    In my opinion Daniel and the others have a real good relationship with their God. To deny them selves from the King's meat and to have pulse and water prove that All things are possible with God and all praise and glory belongs to His name. My prayer is that every believer would seek to honor the Lord in everything we do and we would follow the true examples of Daniel and the other.
  • A disciple
    BSP; I appreciate your notes, and how you put simply and straight forward the way we can apply the Word to ourselves. To your point about Daniel's determined consecration to God; considering his circumstances, and how he was so firmly resolved in his faith and his integrity of heart toward God; we get a better idea why God so loved Daniel and counted him as the rarest kind of men among His saints.
  • BSP
    Verse 8: Daniel had already determined before he faced trials and tests that he would not defile himself. Likewise, we need to prepare our hearts and minds before we face trials.

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