Daniel 5:24

24 So God has sent this hand to write this message.

Daniel 5:24 Meaning and Commentary

Daniel 5:24

Then was the part of the hand sent from him
That is, from God: being thus reproached and blasphemed, at that very instant, and for that reason, because the vessels of his sanctuary were profaned, and idol gods were praised, and he despised; he caused part of a hand, the writing fingers of it, to appear on the wall of the king's palace: and this writing was written;
which was then upon the wall, and he points to it.

Daniel 5:24 In-Context

22 “You are his successor, O Belshazzar, and you knew all this, yet you have not humbled yourself.
23 For you have proudly defied the Lord of heaven and have had these cups from his Temple brought before you. You and your nobles and your wives and concubines have been drinking wine from them while praising gods of silver, gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone—gods that neither see nor hear nor know anything at all. But you have not honored the God who gives you the breath of life and controls your destiny!
24 So God has sent this hand to write this message.
25 “This is the message that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, and PARSIN .
26 This is what these words mean: means ‘numbered’—God has numbered the days of your reign and has brought it to an end.