Bible: Daniel 1:8-16
1:8 But Daniel made up his mind 1 that he would not defile 2 himself with the royal delicacies or the royal wine. 3 He therefore asked the overseer of the court officials for permission not to defile himself. 1:9 Then God made the overseer of the court officials sympathetic to Daniel. 4 1:10 But he 5 responded to Daniel, “I fear my master the king. He is the one who has decided 6 your food and drink. What would happen if he saw that you looked malnourished in comparison to the other young men your age? 7 If that happened, 8 you would endanger my life 9 with the king!” 1:11 Daniel then spoke to the warden 10 whom the overseer of the court officials had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: 1:12 “Please test your servants for ten days by providing us with some vegetables to eat and water to drink. 1:13 Then compare our appearance 11 with that of 12 the young men who are eating the royal delicacies; 13 deal with us 14 in light of what you see.” 1:14 So the warden 15 agreed to their proposal 16 and tested them for ten 17 days.
1:15 At the end of the ten days their appearance was better and their bodies were healthier 18 than all the young men who had been eating the royal delicacies. 1:16 So the warden removed the delicacies and the wine 19 from their diet 20 and gave them a diet of vegetables instead.