1 In the 3rd year of the kingship of
Jehoiakim the king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar,
the king of Babylon [ES2]
came to Jerusalem and proceeded to lay siege to it.
2 In time Jehovah gave into his hand Jehoiakim the king of Judah [1NC reserves - Jesus] and a part of the utensils of the house of the [true] God, so that he brought them to the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and the utensils he brought to the treasure-house of his god.
3 Then the king said to Ashpenaz [I will make prominent the sprinkled] his chief [not principal] court official to bring some of the sons of Israel and of the royal offspring and of the nobles [13x+3x+3x=19x, the number of Laodiceans at he first Passover],
4 children in whom there was no defect at all, but good in appearance and having insight into all wisdom and being acquainted with knowledge, and having discernment of what is known, in whom also there was ability to stand in the palace of the king; and to teach them the writing and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
5 Furthermore, to them the king [Jesus] appointed a daily allowance from the delicacies of the king [Nebuchadnezzar] and from his drinking wine, even to nourish them for 3 years, that at the end of these they might stand before the king [Jehoiakim=Jesus. on 2006Iyyar14, 3 years after 2003Iyyar14. The 2nd part of the 2nd presence began on 2006Iyyar10].
6 Now there happened to be among them some of the sons of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah.
7 And to them the principal court official went assigning names. So he assigned to Daniel [the name of] Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, Shadrach; and to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego [1NC reserve or 2NC spirit baptism names].
8 But Daniel determined in his heart that he would not pollute himself with the delicacies of the king [Watchtower food was not polluting until 2005Sivan10 when they became a false church. So he ate until it became polluting] and with his wine of drinking [Passover wine]. And he kept requesting of the principal court official [WSS2, administration of Laodicea] that he might not pollute himself.
9 Accordingly the [true] God gave Daniel over to loving-kindness and to mercy before the principal court official.
10 So the principal [not chief] court official said to Daniel: I am in fear of my lord the king, who has appointed your food and your drink. Why, then, should he see your faces dejected-looking in comparison with the children who are of the same age as yours, and [why] should you have to make my head guilty to the king?
11 But Daniel said to the guardian [AOL] whom the principal court official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah:
12 Please, put your servants to the test for days 10 and let them give us some vegetables [things sown] that we may eat and water that we may drink [water of the 4EC];
13 and let our countenances and the countenance of the children who are eating the delicacies of the king [Bethelites feeding on JW research] appear before you, and according to what you see do with your servants.
14 And he listened to them as regards this matter and put them to the test for days 10 [from 2005Sivan10, when the Watchtower became a false church - so their food became polluting, to 2006Nisan8, the first letter about the Passover to Don Adams?].
15 And at the end of days 10 [partitive] their countenances appeared better [more love more spirituality] and fatter in flesh [more children joined Laodicea and left off eating the delicacies of king Nebuchadnezzar] than all the children who were eating the delicacies of the king [Nebuchadnezzar].
16 So the guardian kept on taking away their delicacies [these are not of the king but LW delicacies being filtered by the guardian] and their drinking wine [some covenant cups are denied] and giving them vegetables [literally things sown].
17 And as for these children, the 4 of them [the 4EC or FDS4], to them the [true] God gave knowledge and insight in all writing and wisdom; and Daniel himself had understanding in all sorts of visions and dreams.
18 And at the end of the days [partitive] that the king had said to bring them in, the principal court official also proceeded to bring them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
19 And the king began to speak with them, and out of them all no one was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; and they continued to stand before the king [Jesus. on 2006Iyyar14].
20 And as regards every matter of wisdom of understanding [3x] that the king inquired about from them [4x], he even got to find them 10 times [this relates to the 10x of testing of God in the wilderness and in Egypt. These 4 tested him less than the rest of the JWs] better than all the magic-practicing priests [and] the conjurers [3x+3x=6x] that were in all his royal realm.
21 And Daniel [but not the other 3 who gave up] continued on until the first year of Cyrus the king. (Daniel 1 NWT)
Thread 3: Day (4). So 'Day' takes one greater meaning.
3x.4x.10x.6x=720x which are days. 2 years from 2006Iyyar14 to 2008Iyyar14, when the World was seen not to have ended and so the Laodiceans were not found to be so much better.