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Daniel 5 (WEBP)

[1] Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
[2] Belshazzar, while he tasted the wine, commanded that the golden and silver vessels which Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem be brought to him, that the king and his lords, his wives and his concubines, might drink from them.
[3] Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of God’s house which was at Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives and his concubines, drank from them.
[4] They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of bronze, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
[5] In the same hour, the fingers of a man’s hand came out and wrote near the lamp stand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace. The king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
[6] Then the king’s face was changed in him, and his thoughts troubled him; and the joints of his thighs were loosened, and his knees struck one against another.
[7] The king cried aloud to bring in the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. The king spoke and said to the wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing and shows me its interpretation shall be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.”
[8] Then all the king’s wise men came in; but they could not read the writing, and couldn’t make known to the king the interpretation.
[9] Then King Belshazzar was greatly troubled, and his face was changed in him, and his lords were perplexed.
[10] The queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came into the banquet house. The queen spoke and said, “O king, live forever; don’t let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your face be changed.
[11] There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him. The king, Nebuchadnezzar, your father—yes, the king, your father—made him master of the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and soothsayers,
[12] because an excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, interpreting of dreams, showing of dark sentences, and dissolving of doubts were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Now let Daniel be called, and he will show the interpretation.”
[13] Then Daniel was brought in before the king. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “Are you that Daniel of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Judah?
[14] I have heard of you, that the spirit of the gods is in you and that light, understanding, and excellent wisdom are found in you.
[15] Now the wise men, the enchanters, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known to me its interpretation; but they could not show the interpretation of the thing.
[16] But I have heard of you, that you can give interpretations and dissolve doubts. Now if you can read the writing and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold around your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.”
[17] Then Daniel answered before the king, “Let your gifts be to yourself, and give your rewards to another. Nevertheless, I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.
[18] “To you, king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father the kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and majesty.
[19] Because of the greatness that he gave him, all the peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him. He killed whom he wanted to, and he kept alive whom he wanted to. He raised up whom he wanted to, and he put down whom he wanted to.
[20] But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him.
[21] He was driven from the sons of men, and his heart was made like the animals’, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys. He was fed with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of the sky, until he knew that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and that he sets up over it whomever he will.
[22] “You, his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though you knew all this,
[23] but have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before you, and you and your lords, your wives, and your concubines, have drunk wine from them. You have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which don’t see, or hear, or know; and you have not glorified the God in whose hand your breath is, and whose are all your ways.
[24] Then the part of the hand was sent from before him, and this writing was inscribed.
[25] “This is the writing that was inscribed: ‘MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.’
[26] “This is the interpretation of the thing:
[27] TEKEL: you are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.
[28] PERES: your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”
[29] Then Belshazzar commanded, and they clothed Daniel with purple, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
[30] In that night Belshazzar the Chaldean King was slain.
[31] Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.

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Daniel 5 (KJVS)

[1] Belshazzar H1113 the king H4430 made H5648 (8754) a great H7229 feast H3900 to a thousand H506 of his lords H7261, and drank H8355 (8750) wine H2562 before H6903 the thousand H506.
[2] Belshazzar H1113, whiles he tasted H2942 the wine H2562, commanded H560 (8754) to bring H858 (8682) the golden H1722 and silver H3702 vessels H3984 which his father H2 Nebuchadnezzar H5020 had taken H5312 (8684) out of H4481 the temple H1965 which [was] in Jerusalem H3390; that the king H4430, and his princes H7261, his wives H7695, and his concubines H3904, might drink H8355 (8748) therein.
[3] Then H116 they brought H858 (8684) the golden H1722 vessels H3984 that were taken H5312 (8684) out of H4481 the temple H1965 of the house H1005 of God H426 which [was] at Jerusalem H3390; and the king H4430, and his princes H7261, his wives H7695, and his concubines H3904, drank H8355 (8754) in them.
[4] They drank H8355 (8754) wine H2562, and praised H7624 (8745) the gods H426 of gold H1722, and of silver H3702, of brass H5174, of iron H6523, of wood H636, and of stone H69.
[5] In the same hour H8160 came forth H5312 (8754) fingers H677 of a man’s H606 hand H3028, and wrote H3790 (8751) over against H6903 the candlestick H5043 upon H5922 the plaister H1528 of the wall H3797 of the king’s H4430 palace H1965: and the king H4430 saw H2370 (8751) the part H6447 of the hand H3028 that wrote H3790 (8751).
[6] Then H116 the king’s H4430 countenance H2122 was changed H8133 (8754), and his thoughts H7476 troubled H927 (8792) him, so that the joints H7001 of his loins H2783 were loosed H8271 (8723), and his knees H755 smote H5368 (8750) one H1668 against another H1668.
[7] The king H4430 cried H7123 (8748) aloud H2429 to bring H5954 (8682) in the astrologers H826, the Chaldeans H3779, and the soothsayers H1505 (8750). [And] the king H4430 spake H6032 (8750), and said H560 (8750) to the wise H2445 [men] of Babylon H895, Whosoever H606 H3606 shall read H7123 (8751) this H1836 writing H3792, and shew H2324 (8741) me the interpretation H6591 thereof, shall be clothed H3848 (8748) with scarlet H711, and [have] a chain H2002 of gold H1722 about H5922 his neck H6676, and shall be the third H8523 ruler H7981 (8748) in the kingdom H4437.
[8] Then H116 came H5954 (8750) in all H3606 the king’s H4430 wise H2445 [men]: but they could H3546 (8751) not H3809 read H7123 (8749) the writing H3792, nor make known H3046 (8682) to the king H4430 the interpretation H6591 thereof.
[9] Then H116 was king H4430 Belshazzar H1113 greatly H7690 troubled H927 (8727), and his countenance H2122 was changed H8133 (8750) in him H5922, and his lords H7261 were astonied H7672 (8723).
[10] [Now] the queen H4433, by reason H6903 of the words H4406 of the king H4430 and his lords H7261, came H5954 (8754) into the banquet H4961 house H1005: [and] the queen H4433 spake H6032 (8754) and said H560 (8754), O king H4430, live H2418 (8747) for ever H5957: let not H409 thy thoughts H7476 trouble H927 (8792) thee, nor let thy countenance H2122 be changed H8133 (8721):
[11] There is H383 a man H1400 in thy kingdom H4437, in whom [is] the spirit H7308 of the holy H6922 gods H426; and in the days H3118 of thy father H2 light H5094 and understanding H7924 and wisdom H2452, like the wisdom H2452 of the gods H426, was found H7912 (8728) in him; whom the king H4430 Nebuchadnezzar H5020 thy father H2, the king H4430, [I say], thy father H2, made H6966 (8684) master H7229 of the magicians H2749, astrologers H826, Chaldeans H3779, [and] soothsayers H1505 (8750);
[12] Forasmuch as H6903 H3606 an excellent H3493 spirit H7308, and knowledge H4486, and understanding H7924, interpreting H6590 (8743) of dreams H2493, and shewing H263 of hard sentences H280, and dissolving H8271 (8743) of doubts H7001, were found H7912 (8728) in the same Daniel H1841, whom the king H4430 named H7761 (8754) H8036 Belteshazzar H1096: now H3705 let Daniel H1841 be called H7123 (8729), and he will shew H2324 (8681) the interpretation H6591.
[13] Then H116 was Daniel H1841 brought in H5954 (8717) before H6925 the king H4430. [And] the king H4430 spake H6032 (8750) and said H560 (8750) unto Daniel H1841, [Art] thou H607 that Daniel H1841, which [art] of H4481 the children H1123 of the captivity H1547 of Judah H3061, whom the king H4430 my father H2 brought H858 (8684) out of H4481 Jewry H3061?
[14] I have even heard H8086 (8754) of thee, that the spirit H7308 of the gods H426 [is] in thee H5922, and [that] light H5094 and understanding H7924 and excellent H3493 wisdom H2452 is found H7912 (8728) in thee.
[15] And now H3705 the wise H2445 [men], the astrologers H826, have been brought H5954 (8717) in before H6925 me, that they should read H7123 (8748) this H1836 writing H3792, and make known H3046 (8682) unto me the interpretation H6591 thereof: but they could H3546 (8751) not H3809 shew H2324 (8682) the interpretation H6591 of the thing H4406:
[16] And I H576 have heard H8086 (8754) of thee H5922, that thou canst H3202 (8748) make H6590 (8749) interpretations H6591, and dissolve H8271 (8749) doubts H7001: now H3705 if H2006 thou canst H3202 (8748) read H7123 (8749) the writing H3792, and make known H3046 (8682) to me the interpretation H6591 thereof, thou shalt be clothed H3848 (8748) with scarlet H711, and [have] a chain H2002 of gold H1722 about H5922 thy neck H6676, and shalt be the third H8531 ruler H7981 (8748) in the kingdom H4437.
[17] Then H116 Daniel H1841 answered H6032 (8750) and said H560 (8750) before H6925 the king H4430, Let thy gifts H4978 be H1934 (8748) to thyself, and give H3052 (8747) thy rewards H5023 to another H321; yet H1297 I will read H7123 (8748) the writing H3792 unto the king H4430, and make known H3046 (8681) to him the interpretation H6591.
[18] O thou H607 king H4430, the most high H5943 God H426 gave H3052 (8754) Nebuchadnezzar H5020 thy father H2 a kingdom H4437, and majesty H7238, and glory H3367, and honour H1923:
[19] And for H4481 the majesty H7238 that he gave H3052 (8754) him, all H3606 people H5972, nations H524, and languages H3961, trembled H1934 (8754) H2112 and feared H1763 (8751) before H4481 him H6925: whom he would H1934 (8754) H6634 (8750) he slew H1934 (8754) H6992 (8751); and whom he would H1934 (8754) H6634 (8750) he kept alive H1934 (8754) H2418 (8683); and whom he would H1934 (8754) H6634 (8750) he set up H1934 (8754) H7313 (8683); and whom he would H1934 (8754) H6634 (8750) he put down H1934 (8754) H8214 (8683).
[20] But when his heart H3825 was lifted up H7313 (8752), and his mind H7308 hardened H8631 (8748) in pride H2103 (8682), he was deposed H5182 (8717) from H4481 his kingly H4437 throne H3764, and they took H5709 (8684) his glory H3367 from him H4481:
[21] And he was driven H2957 (8752) from H4481 the sons H1123 of men H606; and his heart H3825 was made H7739 (8745) like H5974 the beasts H2423, and his dwelling H4070 [was] with the wild asses H6167: they fed H2939 (8748) him with grass H6211 like oxen H8450, and his body H1655 was wet H6647 (8721) with the dew H2920 of heaven H8065; till H5705 he knew H3046 (8754) that the most high H5943 God H426 ruled H7990 in the kingdom H4437 of men H606, and [that] he appointeth H6966 (8681) over H5922 it whomsoever H4479 he will H6634 (8748).
[22] And thou H607 his son H1247, O Belshazzar H1113, hast not H3809 humbled H8214 (8684) thine heart H3825, though H6903 thou knewest H3046 (8754) all H3606 this H1836;
[23] But hast lifted up H7313 (8712) thyself against H5922 the Lord H4756 of heaven H8065; and they have brought H858 (8684) the vessels H3984 of his house H1005 before H6925 thee, and thou H607, and thy lords H7261, thy wives H7695, and thy concubines H3904, have drunk H8355 (8750) wine H2562 in them; and thou hast praised H7624 (8745) the gods H426 of silver H3702, and gold H1722, of brass H5174, iron H6523, wood H636, and stone H69, which see H2370 (8751) not H3809, nor H3809 hear H8086 (8750), nor H3809 know H3046 (8751): and the God H426 in whose hand H3028 thy breath H5396 [is], and whose [are] all H3606 thy ways H735, hast thou not H3809 glorified H1922 (8745):
[24] Then H116 was the part H6447 of the hand H3028 sent H7972 (8750) from H4481 him H6925; and this H1836 writing H3792 was written H7560 (8752).
[25] And this H1836 [is] the writing H3792 that was written H7560 (8752), MENE H4484 (8752), MENE H4484 (8752), TEKEL H8625 (8752), UPHARSIN H6537 (8751).
[26] This H1836 [is] the interpretation H6591 of the thing H4406: MENE H4484 (8752); God H426 hath numbered H4483 (8754) thy kingdom H4437, and finished H8000 (8684) it.
[27] TEKEL H8625 (8752); Thou art weighed H8625 (8760) in the balances H3977, and art found H7912 (8728) wanting H2627.
[28] PERES H6537 (8752); Thy kingdom H4437 is divided H6537 (8752), and given H3052 (8753) to the Medes H4076 and Persians H6540.
[29] Then H116 commanded H560 (8754) Belshazzar H1113, and they clothed H3848 (8684) Daniel H1841 with scarlet H711, and [put] a chain H2002 of gold H1722 about H5922 his neck H6676, and made a proclamation H3745 (8684) concerning H5922 him, that he should be H1934 (8748) the third H8531 ruler H7990 in the kingdom H4437.
[30] In that night H3916 was Belshazzar H1113 the king H4430 of the Chaldeans H3779 slain H6992 (8752).
[31] And Darius H1868 the Median H4077 took H6902 (8745) the kingdom H4437, [being] about threescore H8361 and two H8648 years H8140 old H1247.

Young’s Literal Translation

Daniel 5 (YLT)

[1] Belshazzar the king hath made a great feast to a thousand of his great men, and before the thousand he is drinking wine;
[2] Belshazzar hath said-while tasting the wine-to bring in the vessels of gold and of silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken from the temple that is in Jerusalem, that drink with them may the king, and his great men, his wives, and his concubines.
[3] Then they have brought in the vessels of gold that had been taken out of the temple of the house of God that is in Jerusalem, and drunk with them have the king and his great men, his wives and his concubines;
[4] they have drunk wine, and have praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
[5] In that hour come forth have fingers of a man’s hand, and they are writing over-against the candlestick, on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace: and the king is seeing the extremity of the hand that is writing;
[6] then the king’s countenance hath changed, and his thoughts do trouble him, and the joints of his loins are loosed, and his knees are smiting one against another.
[7] Call doth the king mightily, to bring up the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. Answered hath the king, and said to the wise men of Babylon, that, ‘Any man who doth read this writing, and its interpretation doth shew me, purple he putteth on, and a bracelet of gold is on his neck, and third in the kingdom he doth rule.’
[8] Then coming up are all the wise men of the king, and they are not able to read the writing, and the interpretation to make known to the king;
[9] then the king Belshazzar is greatly troubled, and his countenance is changing in him, and his great men are perplexed.
[10] The queen, on account of the words of the king and his great men, to the banquet-house hath come up. Answered hath the queen, and said, ‘O king, to the ages live; let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor thy countenance be changed:
[11] there is a man in thy kingdom in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and, in the days of thy father, light, and understanding, and wisdom-as the wisdom of the gods-was found in him; and king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, chief of the scribes, enchanters, Chaldeans, soothsayers, established him-thy father, O king-
[12] because that an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and showing of enigmas, and loosing of knots was found in him, in Daniel, whose name the king made Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and the interpretation he doth show.’
[13] Then Daniel hath been caused to come up before the king; answered hath the king, and said to Daniel, ‘Thou art that Daniel who art of the sons of the Removed of Judah, whom the king my father brought in out of Judah?
[14] And I have heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and light, and understanding, and excellent wisdom have been found in thee.
[15] ‘And now, caused to come up before me have been the wise men, the enchanters, that this writing they may read, and its interpretation to cause me to know: and they are not able to shew the interpretation of the thing:
[16] and I-I have heard of thee, that thou art able to give interpretations, and to loose knots: now, lo-thou art able to read the writing, and its interpretation to cause me to know-purple thou dost put on, and a bracelet of gold is on thy neck, and third in the kingdom thou dost rule.’
[17] Then hath Daniel answered and said before the king, ‘Thy gifts be to thyself, and thy fee to another give; nevertheless, the writing I do read to the king, and the interpretation I cause him to know;
[18] thou, O king, God Most High, a kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and honour, gave to Nebuchadnezzar thy father:
[19] and because of the greatness that He gave to him, all peoples, nations, and languages were trembling and fearing before him: whom he willed he was slaying, and whom he willed he was keeping alive, and whom he willed he was raising up, and whom he willed he was making low;
[20] and when his heart was high, and his spirit was strong to act proudly, he hath been caused to come down from the throne of his kingdom, and his glory they have caused to pass away from him,
[21] and from the sons of men he is driven, and his heart with the beasts hath been like, and with the wild asses is his dwelling; the herb like oxen they cause him to eat, and by the dew of the heavens is his body wet, till that he hath known that God Most High is ruler in the kingdom of men, and whom He willeth He raiseth up over it.
[22] ‘And thou, his son, Belshazzar, hast not humbled thy heart, though all this thou hast known;
[23] and against the Lord of the heavens thou hast lifted up thyself; and the vessels of His house they have brought in before thee, and thou, and thy great men, thy wives, and thy concubines, are drinking wine with them, and gods of silver, and of gold, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone, that are not seeing, nor hearing, nor knowing, thou hast praised: and the God in whose hand is thy breath, and all thy ways, Him thou hast not honoured.
[24] ‘Then from before Him sent is the extremity of the hand, and the writing is noted down;
[25] and this is the writing that is noted down: Numbered, Numbered, Weighed, and Divided.
[26] This is the interpretation of the thing: Numbered-God hath numbered thy kingdom, and hath finished it.
[27] Weighed-Thou art weighed in the balances, and hast been found lacking.
[28] Divided-Divided is thy kingdom, and it hath been given to the Medes and Persians.’
[29] Then hath Belshazzar said, and they have clothed Daniel with purple, and a bracelet of gold is on his neck, and they have proclaimed concerning him that he is the third ruler in the kingdom.
[30] In that night Belshazzar king of the Chaldeans is slain,
[31] and Darius the Mede hath received the kingdom, when a son of sixty and two years.