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Daniel 1:6

    Daniel 1:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now among these were, of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And among these there were, of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

    Webster's Revision

    Now among these were, of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

    World English Bible

    Now among these were, of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now among these were, of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 1:6

    Now among these - There were no doubt several noble youths from other provinces: but the four mentioned here were Jews, and are supposed to have all been of royal extraction.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 1:6

    Now among these were of the children of Judah - That is, these were a part of those who were selected. They are mentioned because they became so prominent in the transactions which are subsequently recorded in this book, and because they evinced such extraordinary virtue in the development of the principles in which they had been trained, and in the remarkable trials through which they were called to pass. It does not appear that they are mentioned here particularly on account of any distinction of birth or rank, for though they were among the noble and promising youth of the land, yet it is clear that others of the same rank and promise also were selected, Daniel 1:3. The phrase "the children of Judah" is only another term to denote that they were Hebrews. They belonged to the tribe, or the kingdom of Judah.

    Daniel - This name (דניאל dânı̂yê'l) means properly "judge of God;" that is, one who acts as judge in the name of God. Why this name was given to him is not known. We cannot, however, fail to be struck with its appropriateness, as the events of his life showed. Nor is it known whether he belonged to the royal family, or to the nobles of the land, but as the selection was made from that class it is probable. Those who were at first carried into captivity were selected exclusively from the more elevated classes of society, and there is every reason to believe that Daniel belonged to a family of rank and consequence. The Jews say that he was of the royal family, and was descended from Hezekiah, and cite his history in confirmation of the prophecy addressed by Isaiah to that monarch, "Of thy sons which shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon," Isaiah 39:7. Compare Introduction Section I.

    Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah - Of the rank and early history of these young men nothing is known. They became celebrated for their refusal to worship the golden image set up by Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel 3:12, following.

    Wesley's Notes on Daniel 1:6

    1:6 And Azariah - Probably all of the royal lineage of Judah.