|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 5:25 (King James Version)
And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
- Had these words been written in the Chaldean character, every one who knew the alphabet of the language could at least have read them: they are pure Chaldee, and literally denote "He is numbered, he is numbered; he is weighed; they are divided."