Daniel 5:25

25 “This is the message that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, and PARSIN .

Daniel 5:25 Meaning and Commentary

Daniel 5:25

And this is the writing that was written
They are such and such letters, and so to be read, as follows: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN;
which are Chaldee words, and may be literally rendered, "he hath numbered, he hath numbered"; that is, God hath certainly, perfectly, and exactly numbered; "he hath weighed", God hath weighed thee, Belshazzar; "and they divide the kingdom"; that is, the Medes and Persians, as appears from the following interpretation:

Daniel 5:25 In-Context

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.
27 means ‘weighed’—you have been weighed on the balances and have not measured up.