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Dan 1:4 (KJV) — 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 1:4 (NKJV) — young men in whom [there was] no blemish, but good-looking, gifted in all wisdom, possessing knowledge and quick to understand, who [had] ability to serve in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the language and literature of the Chaldeans.
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||The word yeladim, rendered children, is frequently used for lads, or young men. (see Gen 21:8, 14-16,) [neaniskous] as the LXX. render; and Daniel must have been at this time at least seventeen or eighteen years of age.|
||Lev 21:18-21; Lev 24:19,20; Jdg 8:18; 2Sa 14:25; Act 7:20; Eph 5:27|
||"Rather, as Houbigant renders, ""apt to understand wisdom, to acquire knowledge, and to attain science;"" for it was not a knowledge of the sciences, but merely a capacity to learn them, that was required. Dan 2:20,21; Dan 5:11; Ecc 7:19; Act 7:22"|
||Dan 1:17-20; Pro 22:29|
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