Daniel and his friends refuse to eat the king’s food
Daniel and his friends decided not to eat the food they were provided in Babylon, and ate vegetables instead.
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Key passages
Da 1:8–16

Now Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the fine food of the king, and with the wine that he drank, and so he requested from the commander of the court officials permission so that he would not defile himself. And God gave Daniel favor and compassion before …

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Important Things
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