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።

New International Version - UK

Daniel 1:1-21

Daniel’s training in Babylon

1In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia1:2 Hebrew Shinar and put in the treasure-house of his god.

3Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility – 4young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians.1:4 Or Chaldeans 5The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king’s table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king’s service.

6Among those who were chosen were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 7The chief official gave them new names: to Daniel, the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.

8But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself in this way. 9Now God had caused the official to show favour and compassion to Daniel, 10but the official told Daniel, ‘I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your1:10 The Hebrew for your and you in this verse is plural. food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men of your age? The king would then have my head because of you.’

11Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, 12‘Please test your servants for ten days: give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.’ 14So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.

15At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. 16So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.

17To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.

18At the end of the time set by the king to bring them into his service, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar. 19The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king’s service. 20In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.

21And Daniel remained there until the first year of King Cyrus.