Daniel 5:27

27 Tekel[a] : You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.

Daniel 5:27 in Other Translations

KJV
27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
ESV
27 TEKEL, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting;
NLT
27 means ‘weighed’—you have been weighed on the balances and have not measured up.
MSG
27 "Teqel: You have been weighed on the scales and you don't weigh much.
CSB
27 TEKEL [means that] you have been weighed in the balance and found deficient.

Daniel 5:27 In-Context

25 “This is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN
26 “Here is what these words mean: Mene : God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
27 Tekel : You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
28 Peres : Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”
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.

Cross References 2

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. "Tekel" can mean "weighed" or "shekel" .
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