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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 this way. 9Now God had caused the official to show favor 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 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.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Daniẹli 1:1-21

Ẹ̀kọ́ Daniẹli ní Babeli

1Ní ọdún kẹta tí Jehoiakimu jẹ ọba Juda, Nebukadnessari ọba Babeli wá sí Jerusalẹmu, ó sì kọlù ú pẹ̀lú àwọn ọmọ-ogun rẹ̀. 2Olúwa sì fa Jehoiakimu ọba Juda lé e lọ́wọ́, pẹ̀lú àwọn ohun èlò ilé Ọlọ́run. Àwọn nǹkan wọ̀nyí ni ó kó lọ sí ilé òrìṣà ní Babeli, sí inú ilé ìṣúra òrìṣà rẹ̀.

3Nígbà náà ni ọba pàṣẹ fún Aṣipenasi, olórí àwọn ìwẹ̀fà ààfin rẹ̀ pé, kí ó mú nínú àwọn ọmọ Israẹli tí wọ́n wá láti ìdílé ọba àti lára àwọn tí ó wá láti ilé ọlá. 4Àwọn ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin tí kò ní àbùkù ara, tí wọ́n rẹwà, tí wọ́n sì fi ìfẹ́ sí ẹ̀kọ́ hàn, tí wọ́n sì ní ìmọ̀, tí òye tètè ń yé àti àwọn tí ó kún ojú òṣùwọ̀n láti ṣiṣẹ́ ní ààfin ọba kí ó kọ́ wọ́n ní èdè àti onírúurú ẹ̀kọ́ ìwé ti àwọn Babeli. 5Ọba pèsè oúnjẹ ojoojúmọ́ àti wáìnì láti orí tábìlì i rẹ̀ fún wọn, ó sì kọ́ wọn fún ọdún mẹ́ta. Lẹ́yìn náà ni wọn yóò bẹ̀rẹ̀ sí í ṣiṣẹ́ fún ọba.

6Lára àwọn wọ̀nyí ni àwọn tó wá láti Juda: Daniẹli, Hananiah, Miṣaeli àti Asariah. 7Olórí àwọn ìwẹ̀fà fún wọn ní orúkọ tuntun: Ó fún Daniẹli ní Belteṣassari, ó fún Hananiah ní Ṣadraki, ó fún Miṣaeli ní Meṣaki àti Asariah ní Abednego.

8Ṣùgbọ́n Daniẹli pinnu ní ọkàn ara rẹ̀ pé òun kò ní ba ara òun jẹ́ pẹ̀lú oúnjẹ àti wáìnì ọba, nígbà náà ni ó gba ààyè lọ́wọ́ olórí àwọn ìwẹ̀fà wí pé òun kò fẹ́ ba ara òun jẹ́ ní ọ̀nà yìí. 9Ọlọ́run mú kí Daniẹli rí ojúrere àti àánú gbà láti ọwọ́ olórí àwọn ìwẹ̀fà, 10Ṣùgbọ́n olórí àwọn ìwẹ̀fà sọ fún Daniẹli pé, “Mo bẹ̀rù olúwa mi, ẹni tí o ti pèsè oúnjẹ àti ohun mímu rẹ. Báwo ni ìrísí rẹ yóò ṣe burú jù ti àwọn ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin ẹlẹgbẹ́ ẹ̀ rẹ lọ? Nígbà náà ni èmi yóò fi orí mi wéwu lọ́dọ̀ ọba.”

11Nígbà náà ni Daniẹli sọ fún olùṣọ́ tí olórí àwọn ìwẹ̀fà yàn lórí i Daniẹli, Hananiah, Miṣaeli àti Asariah pé, 12Jọ̀wọ́ dán àwa ìránṣẹ́ rẹ wò fún ọjọ́ mẹ́wàá: Má ṣe fún wa ní ohun kankan, àfi ewébẹ̀ láti jẹ àti omi láti mu. 13Nígbà náà ni kí o fi ìrísí i wa wé ti àwọn ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin tí wọ́n ń jẹ oúnjẹ ọba, kí o sì ṣe àwa ìránṣẹ́ rẹ ní ìbámu pẹ̀lú u bí o bá ṣe rí i sí. 14Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni ó sì gbà láti dán wọn wò fún ọjọ́ mẹ́wàá.

15Lẹ́yìn ọjọ́ kẹwàá ara wọn le, wọ́n sì sanra ju àwọn ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin tí wọ́n ń jẹ oúnjẹ ọba lọ. 16Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni olùṣọ́ mú oúnjẹ àdídùn àti wáìnì tí ó yẹ kí wọ́n mu kúrò, ó sì fún wọn ní ewébẹ̀ dípò rẹ̀.

17Ọlọ́run fún àwọn ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin mẹ́rẹ̀ẹ̀rin wọ̀nyí ní ìmọ̀ àti òye nínú gbogbo onírúurú ìwé àti ẹ̀kọ́ ọ wọn: Daniẹli sì ní òye ìran àti àlá ní oríṣìíríṣìí.

18Ní òpin ìgbà tí ọba dá, pé kí a mú wọn wá sínú ààfin, olórí àwọn ìwẹ̀fà mú wọn wá síwájú ọba Nebukadnessari. 19Ọba sì bá wọn sọ̀rọ̀, ó sì rí i pé kò sí ẹni tí ó dàbí i Daniẹli, Hananiah, Miṣaeli àti Asariah; Nítorí náà wọ́n bẹ̀rẹ̀ sí ní ṣe iṣẹ́ ọba. 20Nínú gbogbo ọ̀ràn ọgbọ́n àti òye tí ọba ń béèrè lọ́wọ́ wọn, ó rí i pé wọ́n sàn ní ìlọ́po mẹ́wàá ju gbogbo àwọn amòye àti ọlọ́gbọ́n tí ó wà ní gbogbo ìjọba rẹ̀.

21Daniẹli sì wà níbẹ̀ títí di ọdún kìn-ín-ní ọba Kirusi.