Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription.
"This is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN+F25 ARAMAIC "UPARSIN" (THAT IS, "AND PARSIN")+E
"This is what these words mean: Mene"a: God has numbered the days1 of your reign and brought it to an end.227
Tekel"b: You have been weighed on the scales3 and found wanting.428
Peres"c: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes5 and Persians."629
Then at Belshazzar's command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck,7 and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom.830
That very night Belshazzar,9 king10 of the Babylonians,d was slain,1131
and Darius12 the Mede13 took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.