Daniel 5:26

26 “Here is what these words mean: Menea : God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.

Read Daniel 5:26 Using Other Translations

This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
This is the interpretation of the matter: MENE, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end;
This is what these words mean: means ‘numbered’—God has numbered the days of your reign and has brought it to an end.

What does Daniel 5:26 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Daniel 5:26

This is the interpretation of the thing
Or, "word" F26; for they might all seem as one word; or this is the sense of the whole: MENE;
as for this word, it signifies, God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it;
God had fixed the number of years, how long that monarchy should last, which he was now at the head of, and which was foretold, ( Jeremiah 25:1 Jeremiah 25:11 Jeremiah 25:12 ) ( 27:7 ) , and also the number of years that he should reign over it; and both these numbers were now completed; for that very night Belshazzar was slain, and the kingdom translated to another people: and a dreadful thing it is to be numbered to the sword, famine, and pestilence, or any sore judgment of God for sin, as sometimes men are; so more especially to be appointed to everlasting wrath, and to be numbered among transgressors, among the devils and damned in hell.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 (atlm) "sermonis", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus; "verborum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Broughtonus; "verbi", Cocceius; "illius verbi", Michaelis.
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