And the LordgaveJehoiakimking of Judahinto his hand, withpart of the vessels of the house of God: which he carriedinto the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vesselsinto the treasurehouse of his god.
Children in whom was no blemish, but wellfavoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understandingscience, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’spalace, and whomtheymightteach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
But Danielpurposed in his heartthat he would not defilehimselfwith the portion of the king’smeat, nor with the winewhich he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchsthat he might not defilehimself.
And the prince of the eunuchssaiduntoDaniel, I fear my lord the king, who hathappointedyourmeat and yourdrink: for why should he see yourfacesworselikingthan the childrenwhich are of yoursort? thenshall ye make me endanger my head to the king.