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Daniel 5:16 NIV

16 Now I have heard that you are able to give interpretations and to solve difficult problems. If you can read this writing and tell me what it means, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around your neck, and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.”

References for Daniel 5:16

Study tools for Daniel 5:16

  • a 5:2 - Or "ancestor" ; or "predecessor" ; also in verses 11, 13 and 18
  • b 5:7 - Or "Chaldeans" ; also in verse 11
  • c 5:10 - Or "queen mother"
  • d 5:22 - Or "descendant" ; or "successor"
  • e 5:26 - "Mene" can mean "numbered" or "mina" (a unit of money).
  • f 5:27 - "Tekel" can mean "weighed" or "shekel" .
  • g 5:28 - "Peres" (the singular of "Parsin" ) can mean "divided" or "Persia" or "a half mina" or "a half shekel" .
  • h 5:30 - Or "Chaldeans"
  • i 5:31 - In Aramaic texts this verse (5:31) is numbered 6:1.