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.
Okutendekebwa kwa Danyeri mu Babulooni
11:1 a 2Bk 24:1 b 2By 36:6Mu mwaka ogwokusatu ogw’obufuzi bwa Yekoyakimu kabaka wa Yuda, Nebukadduneeza kabaka w’e Babulooni n’alumba Yerusaalemi. 21:2 2By 36:7; Yer 27:19-20; Zek 5:5-11Mukama n’awaayo Yekoyakimu kabaka wa Yuda, mu mukono gwa Nebukadduneeza, era n’ebintu ebimu eby’omu yeekaalu ya Katonda, Nebukadduneeza n’abiggyamu n’abitwala e Babulooni n’abiteeka mu ggwanika ery’omu ssabo lya lubaale we.
31:3 2Bk 20:18; 24:15; Is 39:7Nebukadduneeza n’alagira Asupenaazi omukulu w’abalaawe be alonde mu Bayisirayiri ab’omu lulyo olulangira, ne mu bakungu, 4abavubuka abataliiko kamogo, abalabika obulungi mu maaso, nga bategeevu mu nsonga zonna ne mu by’amagezi byonna, era abakalabakalaba mu kutegeera, era abasaanira okuweereza mu lubiri lwa kabaka. Asupenaazi yalina obuvunaanyizibwa obw’okubayigirizanga amagezi g’Abakaludaaya, n’olulimi lwabwe. 51:5 a nny 8, 10 b nny 19Kabaka n’alagira baweebwenga ku mmere ne ku wayini ebyagabulwanga ku mmeeza ya kabaka. Baali baakutendekebwa okumala emyaka esatu, n’oluvannyuma bagende baweereze kabaka.
61:6 Ez 14:14Mu abo abaalondebwa mwe mwali abaava mu Yuda, era n’amannya gaabwe baali Danyeri, ne Kananiya, ne Misayeri, ne Azaliya. 71:7 a Dan 4:8; 5:12 b Dan 2:49; 3:12Asupenaazi n’abawa amannya amaggya: Danyeri n’amutuuma Berutesazza, Kananiya n’amutuuma Saddulaaki, Misayeri n’amutuuma Mesaki, ne Azaliya n’amutuuma Abeduneego.
81:8 Ez 4:13-14Naye Danyeri n’amalirira mu mutima gwe obuteeyonoonyesa na mmere na wayini ebyavanga ku mmeeza ya kabaka, n’asaba Asupenaazi amukkirize aleme kweyonoonyesa. 91:9 a Lub 39:21; Nge 16:7 b 1Bk 8:50; Zab 106:46Mu biro ebyo Katonda n’akozesa Asupenaazi okulaga ekisa n’okusaasira eri Danyeri. 10Asupenaazi n’agamba Danyeri nti, “Ntidde mukama wange kabaka, eyalagidde mulye emmere eyo n’ebyokunywa ebyo. Singa anaabalaba nga mukozze okusinga abavubuka abalala ab’emyaka gyammwe, kabaka ajja kunzita.” 11Awo Danyeri n’agamba omusigire wa Asupenaazi, Asupenaazi gwe yassaawo okulabiriranga Danyeri, ne Kananiya, ne Misayeri ne Azaliya nti, 12“Nkwegayiridde ogezese abaddu bo okumala ennaku kkumi, oleme kubawa kintu kirala kyonna okuggyako enva endiirwa n’amazzi ag’okunywa. 13N’oluvannyuma otugeraageranye n’abavubuka abalala abalya ku mmere ya kabaka, olyoke okole nga bw’onoolaba.” 14N’akkiriziganya nabo ku nsonga eyo, n’abagezesa okumala ennaku kkumi. 151:15 Kuv 23:25Awo ennaku ekkumi bwe zaggwaako, bo baali banyiridde era nga bafaanana bulungi okusinga abavubuka abaalyanga ku mmere ya kabaka. 161:16 nny 12-13Awo omusigire n’alekayo okubawa emmere yaabwe ey’enjawulo ne wayini gwe baali bateekwa okunywa, n’abawa enva endiirwa.
171:17 a 1Bk 3:12 b Dan 2:23; Yak 1:5 c Dan 2:19, 30; 7:1; 8:1Abavubuka abo abana, Katonda n’abawa amagezi n’okutegeera eby’okuyiga eby’engeri zonna; Danyeri n’asukkirira mu kutegeera okw’okuvvuunula okwolesebwa okw’engeri zonna, n’ebirooto.
181:18 nny 5Awo ekiseera kabaka kye yalagira abavubuka bonna baleetebwe, bwe kyatuuka, Asupenaazi n’abaleeta n’abalaga eri Nebukadduneeza. 191:19 Lub 41:46Kabaka n’ayogera nabo, ne mutalabika mu bo bonna eyenkanaankana nga Danyeri, ne Kananiya, ne Misayeri ne Azaliya mu kutegeera; kyebaava baweebwa emirimu egy’obuvunaanyizibwa mu lubiri lwa kabaka. 201:20 1Bk 4:30; Dan 2:13, 28Buli nsonga ey’amagezi n’ey’okutegeera kabaka gye yababuuzanga, baali bagitegeera emirundi kkumi okusinga abasawo n’abafumu bonna, mu bwakabaka bwe bwonna.
211:21 Dan 6:28; 10:1Awo Danyeri n’aba muweereza mukulu mu bwakabaka okutuusa ku mwaka ogw’olubereberye ogwa Kabaka Kuulo.