8 But Daniel resolved in his heart that he would not be polluted with the king's meal, nor with the wine he drank, and he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not be contaminated.
9 And so God gave Daniel grace and mercy in the sight of the leader of the eunuchs.
10 And the leader of the eunuchs said to Daniel, 'I am afraid of my lord the king, who has appointed food and drink for you, who, if he should see that your faces are leaner than those of the other youths your age, you would condemn my head to the king.'
11 And Daniel said to Malasar, whom the leader of the eunuchs had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
12 'I beg you to test us, your servants, for ten days, and let roots be given to us to eat and water to drink,