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Daniel 5:17-31 (King James Version)

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17 Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewardsa to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation. 18 O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour: 19 And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew ; and whom he would he kept alive ; and whom he would he set up ; and whom he would he put down . 20 But when his heart was lifted up , and his mind hardened in pride ,b he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him: 21 And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heartc was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will . 22 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this; 23 But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear , nor know : and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified : 24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written . 25 And this is the writing that was written , MENE , MENE , TEKEL , UPHARSIN . 26 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE ; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. 27 TEKEL ; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. 28 PERES ; Thy kingdom is divided , and given to the Medes and Persians. 29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom. 30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain . 31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.
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