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Daniel 1 - NIV

5 The 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.

6 Among those who were chosen were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah.

7 The chief official gave them new names: to Daniel, the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.

8 But 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.

9 Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel,

10 but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your[a] 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.”

11 Daniel 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.

13 Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.”

14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.

15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.

16 So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.

17 To 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.

18 At the end of the time set by the king to bring them into his service, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar.

19 The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king’s service.


a. Daniel 1:10 The Hebrew for your and you in this verse is plural.

Sermons on Daniel 1 More sermons: Daniel 1

Dave McFadden avatar
“Daniel: A Portrait of Integrity”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Nov, 2016
Summary: Daniel passed both the peer test and the privacy test. He was a man of integrity.
Scripture: Daniel 1:3-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 72
Rodney Fry avatar
Daniel's Purpose
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Nov, 2016
Summary: His position, purpose, peril, piety and Promotion
Scripture: Daniel 1:8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 19
Derek Geldart avatar
Shared by: Derek Geldart on Jul, 2016
Summary: Instead of collapsing in terror of our circumstances, like Daniel, Christ’s ambassadors need to stand firm on the cross and empty tomb as being evidence that not even the gates of hell can stop God and His plans!
Scripture: Daniel 1:8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 327
Charles La Porte avatar
Resoolutions That Lead To Revival
Shared by: Charles La Porte on May, 2016
Summary: How can your resolution help you thru times of adversity and put you on a path toward revival? Daniel was caught in a world system and culture that forgot God. God repeatedly sent prophets to warn the people of but they continued to rebel and live in sin.
Series: Rev It Up
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 267
John Gaston avatar
Prayer Nourishes the New Life
Shared by: John Gaston on Sep, 2015
Summary: Oswald Chambers makes a revolutionary observation about prayer. This is a detailed look of different aspects of prayers, and word studies about prayer. Lastly we consider Oswald Chamber’s comment, looking at the Scriptural connections to it.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 1:15
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,391
Billy  Ricks avatar
God's Favor to Face Life's Pressures
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Jan, 2015
Summary: What do we do when God works differently than we expect or understand? Find out in this sermon from the book of Daniel.
Scripture: Daniel 1:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 797
Rick Pendleton avatar
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Jan, 2015
Summary: Let me give you a life principle Commitments are not made in the heat of battle but before the battle begins. The decision not to defile yourself sexually is not made in the back seat of a car in the heat of passion… they are made before.
Scripture: Daniel 1:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 288
Rick Pendleton avatar
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Dec, 2014
Summary: How did Daniel have the power to do the right thing when everyone else was doing wrong? PURPOSING... he purposed in his heart. How do we "purpose"?
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 832
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Nov, 2014
Scripture: Daniel 1:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 477
Eugene  Morell avatar
Restoring Balance to our Hurried Lives.
Shared by: Eugene Morell on Nov, 2012
Summary: Since Christmas in coming up real quick I would like to look at a few messages on the theme of Restoring balance to our Hurried Lives. I love the Christmas season but for some reason this time of the year is filled with twice as much stress as any other
Andy Stanley avatar
Once and For All
Shared by: Andy Stanley on Aug, 2011
Summary: none
Series: Guardrails
Jack Woodard avatar
Shared by: Jack Woodard on Jul, 2011
Summary: In a day when so many were reluctant to be faithful to their Lord, Daniel resolved that not matter what, he would be faithful. Why is it that so many who claim to be Christians lack the resolve that Daniel possessed? Why must we be resolved to never compr
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,719
Jack Woodard avatar
Daniel, A Captive With Convictions
Shared by: Jack Woodard on Jul, 2011
Summary: Daniel was a young man who lived out his convictions in the midst of great challenges. He is a perfect example how today’s Christians should remain true to the Lord in these days that are very similar to Daniel’s.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,203
JB Hall avatar
Faithful In A Foreign Place
Shared by: JB Hall on Jun, 2011
Summary: This sermon instructs us how to remain faithful when our pleasant circumstances turn foreign to us.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 653
Jeremy Poling avatar
A Clear Vision In A Confusing World
Shared by: Jeremy Poling on Feb, 2011
Summary: Vision and purpose will help us stand in these evil days.
Scripture: Daniel 1:8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,080
Raquel Martinez avatar
Comenzando Bien el Año
Shared by: Raquel Martinez on Dec, 2010
Summary: Para llegar hasta el fin del año con victoria debemos empezar bien y esto hay que planearlo si queremos que suceda. Necesitamos hacernos de buenos propositos, de buenas metas.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-7
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,776
Kelly Cabrera  avatar
“Daniel y sus Amigos…Jóvenes a Prueba de Fuego”
Shared by: Kelly Cabrera on Jul, 2010
Summary: Si buscamos en nuestra Biblia ejemplo de jóvenes que impactaron su generación es seguro que Daniel y sus amigos surgirán en nuestro pensamiento.Veamos algunas características de un joven de impacto a través de la historia de estos jóvenes.
based on 46 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:6-7
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 68,649
Grant Sisson avatar
Battle Between God's Kingdom and the Kingdom of Man
Shared by: Grant Sisson on Apr, 2010
Summary: Asks the question, "Who's in charge?" Who is in charge of America, who is in charge of your life?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-7
Views: 605
Jim Kane avatar
Shared by: Jim Kane on Feb, 2010
Summary: The second in the series based on the six pillars of ‘Character Counts!’
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:8-21
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,248
Rev. Mike Willard avatar
Stand Up If You Are The Real Christian
Shared by: Rev. Mike Willard on Dec, 2009
Summary: Are you living the life of a Christian or just going through the act?
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 3:1-1:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,841
Ray Swift avatar
Is Right Still Right
Shared by: Ray Swift on Dec, 2009
Summary: What does the Bible teach about what is right? Why believers need to know right, learn right and do right.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:8-3:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,032
Michael  Carbaugh avatar
Standing Strong in the face of worldliness
Shared by: Michael Carbaugh on May, 2009
Summary: It does not take long for Daniel’s faith to be tested in Babylon, that test deals with the area of worldliness, the test to just fit in.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:5-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,820
Jason Jones avatar
Determined to be Faithful
Shared by: Jason Jones on Mar, 2009
Summary: Exposition of Daniel 1:8-21 about Daniel’s commitment, his confidence, and God’s favor in refusing the King’s provisions
Series: Daniel
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 1:8-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,208
Jason Jones avatar
Brainwashing Believers
Shared by: Jason Jones on Feb, 2009
Summary: Exposition of Daniel 1:3-7 about the attempts of Nebuchadnezzar to brainwashing the Hebrew youths in their training period and how it parallels satanic strategy in our world
Series: Daniel
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:3-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,659
Philip Harrelson avatar
A Purpose In the Heart
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Jan, 2009
Summary: The most powerful of God’s men have often stood alone to become a testimony to the world.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 5,436
Harold Hansen avatar
Hey You Do Right!
Shared by: Harold Hansen on Jan, 2009
Summary: This is a message I preach to young people about doing right. Adults can use it too.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 898
Mike Fogerson avatar
Being Godly in an Ungodly Workplace
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Sep, 2008
Summary: We can learn two lessons from the life of Daniel on how to be godly even when working in a pagan place.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,918
Ed Taylor avatar
“God Can Use Anything”
Shared by: Ed Taylor on Aug, 2008
Summary: Through Daniel’s life we learn that it’s possible to stand for what is right even everything around you is wrong!
Series: Daniel
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-7
Views: 1,206
Ed Taylor avatar
“One Day of Purpose”
Shared by: Ed Taylor on Aug, 2008
Summary: There is a difference between REPUTATION and CHARACTER.
Series: Daniel
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:8-21
Views: 758
Chris Jordan avatar
Heroes #5: Daniel's Purpose, Purity and Promotion
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Aug, 2008
Summary: The Bible says that the people who know God will be strong and have great adventures. Daniel and his three friends’ lives are an example for us to how we can have our own excellent adventures in God.
Series: Heroes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-17
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 2,037