New Amharic Standard Version

ዳንኤል 1:1-21

ዳንኤል በባቢሎን እንዲሠለጥን ተደረገ

1የይሁዳ ንጉሥ ኢዮአቄም በነገሠ በሦስተኛው ዓመት የባቢሎን ንጉሥ ናቡከደነፆር ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም መጥቶ ከበባት። 2ጌታም የይሁዳን ንጉሥ ኢዮአቄምን በእግዚአብሔር ቤተ መቅደስ ካሉት ዕቃዎች ከጥቂቶቹ ጋር በእጁ አሳልፎ ሰጠው፤ ወደ አምላኩ ቤት ወደ ባቢሎን1፥2 ዕብራይስጡ ሺናር ይላል ወሰዳቸው፤ በአምላኩም ግምጃ ቤት ውስጥ አኖራቸው።

3ከዚያ በኋላ ንጉሡ የቤተ መንግሥቱን ጃንደረቦች አለቃ አስፋኔዝን፣ ከንጉሣዊው ቤተ ሰብና ከመሳፍንቱ ዘር የሆኑትን እስራኤላውያንን እንዲያመጣ አዘዘው፤ 4እነርሱም የአካል ጒዳት የሌለባቸው መልከ መልካሞች፣ ማንኛውንም ትምህርት የመማር ችሎታ ያላቸው፣ ዕውቀት የሞላባቸው፣ ሁሉን ነገር በፍጥነት መረዳት የሚችሉትንና በንጉሡም ቤት ለማገልገል ብቃት ያላቸው ወጣት ወንዶች ናቸው፤ የባቢሎናውያንን1፥4 ወይም ከለዳውያን ቋንቋና ሥነ ጽሑፍ እንዲያስተምራቸውም አዘዘው። 5ንጉሡም በየዕለቱ የሚበሉትን ምግብና የሚጠጡትን የወይን ጠጅ ከንጉሡ ማዕድ ድርጎ እንዲሰጣቸው አደረገ፤ ለሦስት ዓመት ከሠለጠኑ በኋላ በንጉሡ አገልግሎት ላይ የሚሰማሩ ናቸው።

6ከነዚህም መካከል ከይሁዳ የመጡት ዳንኤል፣ አናንያ፣ ሚሳኤልና አዛርያ ነበሩ፤ 7የጃንደረቦቹ አለቃም አዲስ ስም አወጣላቸው፤ ዳንኤልን ብልጣሶር፣ አናንያን ሲድራቅ፤ ሚሳኤልን ሚሳቅ፣ አዛርያን አብድናጎ ብሎ ጠራቸው።

8ዳንኤል ግን በንጉሡ ምግብና የወይን ጠጅ እንዳይረክስ ወሰነ፤ በዚህ መንገድ ራሱን እንዳያረክስም የጃንደረቦቹን አለቃ ፈቃድ ጠየቀው። 9እግዚአብሔርም ለዳንኤል በጃንደረቦቹ አለቃ ፊት ሞገስንና መወደድን ሰጠው። 10ሆኖም የጃንደረቦቹ አለቃ ለዳንኤል፣ “መብሉንና መጠጡን የመደበላችሁን ጌታዬን ንጉሡን እፈራለሁ፤ በዕድሜ እንደ እናንተ ካሉ ወጣቶች ይልቅ ከስታችሁ ብትታዩ፣ በንጉሡ ዘንድ በራሴ ላይ አደጋ ታስከትሉብኛላችሁ።” ብሎ ነገረው።

11ዳንኤልም የጃንደረቦቹን አለቃ በዳንኤል፣ በአናንያ፣ በሚሳኤልና በአዛርያስ ላይ የሾመውን መጋቢ እንዲህ አለው፤ 12“እባክህ አገልጋዮችህን ለዐሥር ቀን ያህል ፈትነን፤ ለመብል ከአትክልት፣ ለመጠጥም ከውሃ በስተቀር ምንም አይሰጠን፣ 13ከዚያም የእኛን መልክና የንጉሡን መብል የሚበሉትን ወጣቶች መልክ አስተያይ፤ በአገልጋዮችህ ላይ የወደድኸውን አድርግብን።” 14እርሱም በዚህ ነገር ተስማማ፤ ለዐሥር ቀንም ፈተናቸው።

15ከዐሥር ቀን በኋላም የንጉሡን መብል ከበሉት ከሌሎች ወጣቶች ይልቅ ጤናማዎችና ሰውነታቸው የወፈረ ሆነው ተገኙ። 16ስለዚህ መጋቢው ምርጥ የሆነውን ምግባቸውንና ሊጠጡት የሚገባውን የወይን ጠጅ አስቀርቶ በምትኩ አትክልት ሰጣቸው።

17እግዚአብሔር ለእነዚህ አራት ወጣቶች በማንኛውም ሥነ ጽሑፍና ትምህርት ዕውቀትንና ማስተዋልን ሰጣቸው፣ ዳንኤልም ማንኛውንም ራእይና ሕልም የመረዳት ችሎታ ነበረው።

18ወደ እርሱ እንዲመጡ ንጉሡ የወሰነው ጊዜ ሲደርስ፣ የጃንደረቦቹ አለቃ ወደ ናቡከደነፆር አቀረባቸው፤ 19ንጉሡም ባነጋገራቸው ጊዜ ከመካከላቸው እንደ ዳንኤል፣ አናንያ፣ ሚሳኤልና አዛርያ ያለ ከቶ አልተገኘም፤ ስለዚህ በንጉሡ አገልግሎት ላይ ተሰማሩ። 20ንጉሡ በጠየቃቸው በማንኛውም የጥበብና የማስተዋል ጒዳይ በመላ ግዛቱ ካሉት አስማተኞችና ድግምተኞች ሁሉ ዐሥር እጅ በልጠው አገኛቸው።

21ዳንኤልም፣ ንጉሥ ቂሮስ እስከ ነገሠበት እስከ መጀመሪያው ዓመት ድረስ እዚያው ቈየ።

King James Version

Daniel 1:1-21

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.