1In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. 2And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
3¶ 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; 4Children 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. 5And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.1.5 the wine…: Heb. the wine of his drink 6Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: 7Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed-nego.
8¶ But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 9Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. 10And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.1.10 worse…: Heb. sadder1.10 sort: or, term, or, continuance? 11Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,1.11 Melzar: or, the steward 12Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.1.12 pulse: Heb. of pulse1.12 to eat…: Heb. that we may eat, etc 13Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king’s meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants. 14So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days. 15And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat. 16Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
17¶ As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.1.17 Daniel…: or, he made Daniel understand 18Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 19And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. 20And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.1.20 wisdom…: Heb. wisdom of understanding 21And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.
Gũthomithio kwa Danieli
11:1 2Ath 24:1; 2Maũ 36:6Atĩrĩrĩ, mwaka-inĩ wa gatatũ wa ũthamaki wa Jehoiakimu, mũthamaki wa Juda-rĩ, Nebukadinezaru mũthamaki wa Babuloni nĩokire itũũra rĩa Jerusalemu, akĩrĩrigiicĩria nĩguo arĩtunyane. 21:2 Jer 27:19-20Nake Mwathani akĩrekereria Jehoiakimu, mũthamaki wa Juda, guoko-inĩ gwake, hamwe na indo imwe kuuma hekarũ-inĩ ya Ngai.1:2 Andũ a Juda maatahirwo magĩtwarwo Babuloni, bũrũri wa ũkombo, nĩ ũndũ wa kwaga gwathĩkĩra Jehova. Nake Nebukadinezaru agĩkuua indo icio, agĩcitwara hekarũ-inĩ ya ngai yake kũu Babuloni, na agĩciiga nyũmba-inĩ ĩrĩa yaigagwo igĩĩna cia ngai yake.
31:3 2Ath 20:18; Isa 39:7Ningĩ mũthamaki ũcio agĩatha Ashipenazi, ũrĩa warĩ mũrori mũnene wa anene a nyũmba yake ya ũthamaki, amũrehere andũ amwe arĩa moimĩte Isiraeli a nyũmba ya ũthamaki na a rũciaro rwa andũ arĩa maarĩ igweta, 41:4 Kĩam 39:6; Ezar 4:7nao makorwo marĩ aanake matarĩ kaũũgũ o na karĩkũ, na athaka makĩonwo, na andũ mekuoneka marĩ na ũtaũku maũndũ-inĩ mothe ma kwĩrutwo, na andũ mooĩ maũndũ wega, na ahũthũ kũnyiita maũndũ, na magĩrĩire gũtungata thĩinĩ wa nyũmba ya ũthamaki. Ashipenazi aarĩ arute andũ acio rũthiomi na maandĩko ma Ababuloni.1:4 Rũthiomi na mwandĩko wa andũ a Babuloni warĩ na hinya gũthoma. 5Nake mũthamaki agĩtua maheagwo irio na ndibei mũthenya o mũthenya iria we mwene aarĩĩaga; maarĩ mathomithio maũndũ ihinda rĩa mĩaka ĩtatũ, na thuutha ũcio matoonye wĩra-inĩ wa gũtungatĩra mũthamaki.
6Thĩinĩ wa acio maathuurirwo nĩ haarĩ na aanake amwe maarutĩtwo Juda: Na nĩo Danieli, na Hanania, na Mishaeli, na Azaria. 71:7 Dan 2:26; Isa 39:7Nake mũrori ũcio wa anene arĩa angĩ nĩamaheire marĩĩtwa mangĩ: Danieli akĩmwĩta Beliteshazaru, nake Hanania agĩĩtwo Shadiraka, nake Mishaeli agĩĩtwo Meshaki, nake Azaria agĩĩtwo Abedinego.1:7 Rĩĩtwa Beliteshazaru nĩ kuuga “Beli arogitĩra muoyo wake” (rĩetanĩtio na ngai yetagwo Beli). Shadiraka nĩ kuuga “watho wa Aku” (ngai ya andũ a Sumeria thĩinĩ wa Babuloni ya mweri). Meshaki nĩ kuuga “nũũ ũtariĩ ta Aku?” Narĩo Abedinego nĩ kuuga “ndungata ya Nego” (rĩĩtwa rĩngĩ rĩa Beli).
81:8 Ezek 4:13-14No rĩrĩ, Danieli agĩtua na ngoro yake atĩ ndegwĩthaahia na irio na ndibei ĩyo ya mũthamaki,1:8 Andũ a Isiraeli maatuaga atĩ irio cia mũthamaki ciarĩ na thaahu tondũ rwĩga rwa mbere rwarutagĩrwo ngai cia mĩhianano. na akĩũria mũrori ũcio wa anene etĩkĩrio ndakae gwĩthaahia na ũndũ wa kũrĩa irio icio. 91:9 Thim 16:7; 1Ath 8:50Nake Ngai nĩatũmĩte Danieli etĩkĩrĩke na aiguĩrwo tha nĩ mũnene ũcio, 10no mũnene ũcio akĩĩra Danieli atĩrĩ, “Nĩndĩretigĩra mũthamaki mwathi wakwa, ũrĩa ũtuĩte kĩrĩa mũrĩheagwo gĩa kũrĩa na gĩa kũnyua. Aangĩmuona mũrĩ ahĩnju gũkĩra aanake arĩa angĩ a riika rĩanyu-rĩ, angiuga nĩ kĩĩ gĩtũmĩte? Hĩndĩ ĩyo mũthamaki no aanengithie mũtwe nĩ ũndũ wanyu.”
11Danieli agĩcooka akĩarĩria mũrangĩri ũrĩa waheetwo wĩra nĩ mũrori wa anene arĩa angĩ wa kũroraga Danieli, na Hanania, na Mishaeli, na Azaria, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, 121:12 Kũg 2:10“Ndagũthaitha, amba ũgerie ndungata ciaku handũ ha mĩthenya ikũmi: Ndũgaatũhe kĩndũ o nakĩ tiga o nyeni cia kũrĩa na maaĩ ma kũnyua. 13Matukũ macio maathira ũcooke ũtũroranie na aanake acio angĩ marĩĩaga irio icio cia mũthamaki, na thuutha ũcio ũcooke gwĩka ndungata ciaku o ta ũrĩa ũkuona kwagĩrĩire.” 14Nĩ ũndũ ũcio agĩĩtĩkĩra ũhoro ũcio, nake akĩmageria matukũ macio ikũmi.
151:15 Thaam 23:25Matukũ macio ikũmi maathira-rĩ, mothiũ mao makĩoneka maagĩrĩte, nao magatunguha gũkĩra aanake acio angĩ maarĩĩaga irio cia mũthamaki. 16Nĩ ũndũ ũcio mũmarangĩri akĩeheria irio ciao iria ciarĩ njega mũno na ndibei ĩrĩa maarĩ manyuuage na agĩcooka kũmaheaga o nyeni tu handũ ha irio icio.
171:17 Ayub 12:13; Akol 1:9Na rĩrĩ, Ngai nĩaheire aanake acio ana ũmenyo na ũtaũku wa maandĩko ma mĩthemba yothe, na wĩruti wa maũndũ. Nake Danieli nĩataũkagĩrwo nĩ cioneki na irooto cia mĩthemba yothe.
18Ihinda rĩrĩa mũthamaki aatuĩte atĩ andũ acio magaatwarwo nyũmba yake thĩinĩ rĩathira-rĩ, mũrori wa anene arĩa angĩ agĩkĩmatwara harĩ Nebukadinezaru. 191:19 Kĩam 41:46Mũthamaki akĩaria nao, na ndonire mũndũ ũngĩaigananirio na Danieli, na Hanania, na Mishaeli na Azaria; na nĩ ũndũ ũcio magĩtoonyio wĩra-inĩ wa gũtungatagĩra mũthamaki. 201:20 1Ath 4:30; Ezek 28:3Ũndũ-inĩ o wothe ũkoniĩ ũũgĩ na ũtaũku wa maũndũ marĩa mũthamaki aamoragia-rĩ, agĩkora makĩrĩte ago othe na aragũri a ũthamaki wake wothe maita ikũmi.
211:21 2Maũ 36:22; Dan 6:28Nake Danieli agĩtũũra kũu nginya mwaka wa mbere wa wathani wa Mũthamaki Kurusu.