Daniel 5:25-29 NIV

25 "This is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN+F25 ARAMAIC "UPARSIN" (THAT IS, "AND PARSIN")+E
26 "This is what these words mean: Mene"a: God has numbered the days1 of your reign and brought it to an end.2

References for Daniel 5:26

    • e 5:26 - "Mene" can mean "numbered" or "mina" (a unit of money).
      27 Tekel"b: You have been weighed on the scales3 and found wanting.4

      References for Daniel 5:27

        • f 5:27 - "Tekel" can mean "weighed" or "shekel."
          28 Peres"c: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes5 and Persians."6

          References for Daniel 5:28

            • g 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,7 and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom.8

              References for Daniel 5:29