Daniel 1:16

“Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus Melzar tooke away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink: and gaue them pulse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

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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