|Overview - Daniel 5|
|1||Belshazzar's impious feast.|
|5||A hand-writing unknown to the magicians, troubles the king.|
|10||At the commendation of the queen Daniel is brought.|
|17||He, reproving the king of pride and idolatry,|
|25||reads and interprets the writing.|
|30||The monarchy is translated to the Medes.|
Daniel 5:2 (King James Version)
Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.
- Belshazzar is said by Josephus to be the same as Naboandelus, the Nabonadius of Ptolemy, and the Labynetus of Herodotus. He reigned seven years, during which time he was engaged in unsuccessful wars with the Medes and Persians; and at this very time was besieged by Cyrus.
- the golden
- 1:2 2 Kings 24:13 ; 25:15 2 Chronicles 36:10 2 Chronicles 36:18 ; Ezra 1:7-11 ; Jeremiah 27:16-22
- Jeremiah 52:19
- or, grandfather.
- Daniel 5:11 Daniel 5:13 Daniel 5:18 ; 2 Samuel 9:7 ; 2 Kings 8:25-27 ; 2 Chronicles 11:20 ; 15:16 Jeremiah 27:7
- taken out
- Chal. brought forth. might.
- Daniel 5:4 Daniel 5:23