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Bible Commentaries

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Daniel 1

Verses 1-21

During the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Daniel came into favor and power. The king seems to have been impressed by the people he had conquered. He desired that some of the choicest of their young men be included among his own confidential servants.

Among those selected were four especially named, among whom was Daniel. They were set apart for training and preparation for their official duties. This training lasted three years. They had special physical attention, and their food and drink were supplied from the king's table.

Daniel at once manifested his strength of character in purposing to abstain from the king's meat and wine. He was courteous, but he asked Tor a ten days' test. The test vindicated his purpose, and he and his friends were allowed to proceed with their training. At the end of that training they were presented to Nebuchadnezzar, were approved by him, and appointed to positions in the kingdom.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Daniel 1". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.