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that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the
king's seed, and of the princes;
DAN 1:4 Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful
in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and
such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they
might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
DAN 1:5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's
meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years,
that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
DAN 1:6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel,
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
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