24 Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription.
25 “This is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN
26 “Here is what these words mean: Menea : God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.

References for Daniel 5:26

    • q 5:26 - "Mene" can mean "numbered" or "mina" (a unit of money).
      27 Tekelb : You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.

      References for Daniel 5:27

        • r 5:27 - "Tekel" can mean "weighed" or "shekel" .
          28 Peresc : Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

          References for Daniel 5:28

            • s 5:28 - "Peres" (the singular of "Parsin" ) can mean "divided" or "Persia" or "a half mina" or "a half shekel" .
              29 Then at Belshazzar’s command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck, and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom.

              References for Daniel 5:29

              30 That very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians,d was slain,

              References for Daniel 5:30

                • t 5:30 - Or "Chaldeans"
                  31 and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.e

                  References for Daniel 5:31

                    • u 5:31 - In Aramaic texts this verse (5:31) is numbered 6:1.