Daniel 5:13

Overview - Daniel 5
Belshazzar's impious feast.
A hand-writing unknown to the magicians, troubles the king.
10 At the commendation of the queen Daniel is brought.
17 He, reproving the king of pride and idolatry,
25 reads and interprets the writing.
30 The monarchy is translated to the Medes.
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Daniel 5:13  (King James Version)
Then was Daniel brought in before the king. And the king spake and said unto Daniel, Art thou that Daniel, which art of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Jewry?

Art thou
Though Daniel was one of the chief ministers of state, who did "the king's business" in the palace, ( Daniel 8:27, ,)yet Belshazzar
seems to have known nothing of him. This shews that he was a weak and vicious prince, who minded pleasure more than business, according to the character given him by historians. He appears to have left the care of public affairs to his mother, Nitocris, a lady celebrated for her wisdom, who evidently knew Daniel well, and probably constantly employed him in the government of the kingdom. 11 ; 1:21 2:48 Daniel 8:1 Daniel 8:27

the children
2:25 6:13 Ezra 4:1 ; Ezra 6:16 Ezra 6:19 Ezra 6:20 Ezra 10:7 Ezra 10:16

or, grandfather.
Daniel 5:2 Daniel 5:11 Daniel 5:18

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