While Belshazzar was drinking1 his wine, he gave orders to bring in the gold and silver goblets2 that Nebuchadnezzar his fathera had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines3 might drink from them.43
So they brought in the gold goblets that had been taken from the temple of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank from them.
As they drank the wine, they praised the gods5 of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone.65
Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote.
His face turned pale7 and he was so frightened8 that his knees knocked9 together and his legs gave way.10