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Daniel 5

BBE 1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, drinking wine before the thousand. NIV 1 King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine with them. BBE 2 Belshazzar, while he was overcome with wine, gave orders for them to put before him the gold and silver vessels which Nebuchadnezzar, his father, had taken from the Temple in Jerusalem; so that the king and his lords, his wives and his other women, might take their drink from them. NIV 2 While Belshazzar was drinking his wine, he gave orders to bring in the gold and silver goblets that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines might drink from them. BBE 3 Then they took in the gold and silver vessels which had been in the Temple of the house of God at Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives and his other women, took wine from them. NIV 3 So they brought in the gold goblets that had been taken from the temple of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank from them. BBE 4 They took their wine and gave praise to the gods of gold and silver, of brass and iron and wood and stone. NIV 4 As they drank the wine, they praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone. BBE 5 In that very hour the fingers of a man's hand were seen, writing opposite the support for the light on the white wall of the king's house, and the king saw the part of the hand which was writing. NIV 5 Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. BBE 6 Then the colour went from the king's face, and he was troubled by his thoughts; strength went from his body, and his knees were shaking. NIV 6 His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking. BBE 7 The king, crying out with a loud voice, said that the users of secret arts, the Chaldaeans, and the readers of signs, were to be sent for. The king made answer and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whoever is able to make out this writing, and make clear to me the sense of it, will be clothed in purple and have a chain of gold round his neck, and will be a ruler of high authority in the kingdom. NIV 7 The king summoned the enchanters, astrologers and diviners. Then he said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing and tells me what it means will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around his neck, and he will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.” BBE 8 Then all the king's wise men came in: but they were not able to make out the writing or give the sense of it to the king. NIV 8 Then all the king’s wise men came in, but they could not read the writing or tell the king what it meant. BBE 9 Then King Belshazzar was greatly troubled and the colour went from his face, and his lords were at a loss. NIV 9 So King Belshazzar became even more terrified and his face grew more pale. His nobles were baffled. BBE 10 The queen, because of the words of the king and his lords, came into the house of the feast: the queen made answer and said, O King, have life for ever; do not be troubled by your thoughts or let the colour go from your face: NIV 10 The queen, hearing the voices of the king and his nobles, came into the banquet hall. “May the king live forever!” she said. “Don’t be alarmed! Don’t look so pale! BBE 11 There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father, light and reason like the wisdom of the gods were seen in him: and King Nebuchadnezzar, your father, made him master of the wonder-workers, and the users of secret arts, and the Chaldaeans, and the readers of signs; NIV 11 There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners. BBE 12 Because a most special spirit, and knowledge and reason and the power of reading dreams and unfolding dark sayings and answering hard questions, were seen to be in him, even in Daniel (named Belteshazzar by the king): now let Daniel be sent for, and he will make clear the sense of the writing. NIV 12 He did this because Daniel, whom the king called Belteshazzar, was found to have a keen mind and knowledge and understanding, and also the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles and solve difficult problems. Call for Daniel, and he will tell you what the writing means.” BBE 13 Then they took Daniel in before the king; the king made answer and said to Daniel, So you are that Daniel, of the prisoners of Judah, whom my father took out of Judah. NIV 13 So Daniel was brought before the king, and the king said to him, “Are you Daniel, one of the exiles my father the king brought from Judah? BBE 14 And I have had news of you, that the spirit of the gods is in you, and that light and reason and special wisdom have been seen in you. NIV 14 I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you and that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom. BBE 15 And now the wise men, the users of secret arts, have been sent in before me for the purpose of reading this writing and making clear to me the sense of it: but they are not able to make clear the sense of the thing: NIV 15 The wise men and enchanters were brought before me to read this writing and tell me what it means, but they could not explain it. BBE 16 And I have had news of you, that you have the power of making things clear, and of answering hard questions: now if you are able to make out the writing and give me the sense of it, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain round your neck and be a ruler of high authority in the kingdom. NIV 16 Now I have heard that you are able to give interpretations and to solve difficult problems. If you can read this writing and tell me what it means, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around your neck, and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.” BBE 17 Then Daniel made answer and said to the king, Keep your offerings for yourself, and give your rewards to another; but I, after reading the writing to the king, will give him the sense of it. NIV 17 Then Daniel answered the king, “You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. Nevertheless, I will read the writing for the king and tell him what it means. BBE 18 As for you, O King, the Most High God gave to Nebuchadnezzar, your father, the kingdom and great power and glory and honour: NIV 18 “Your Majesty, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty and greatness and glory and splendor. BBE 19 And because of the great power he gave him, all peoples and nations and languages were shaking in fear before him: some he put to death and others he kept living, at his pleasure, lifting up some and putting others down as it pleased him. NIV 19 Because of the high position he gave him, all the nations and peoples of every language dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared; those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled. BBE 20 But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became hard with pride, he was put down from his place as king, and they took his glory from him: NIV 20 But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory. BBE 21 And he was sent out from among the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts', and he was living with the asses of the fields; he had grass for his food like the oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till he was certain that the Most High is ruler in the kingdom of men, and gives power over it to anyone at his pleasure. NIV 21 He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like the ox; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and sets over them anyone he wishes. BBE 22 And you, his son, O Belshazzar, have not kept your heart free from pride, though you had knowledge of all this; NIV 22 “But you, Belshazzar, his son, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. BBE 23 But you have been lifting yourself up against the Lord of heaven, and they have put the vessels of his house before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your women, have taken wine in them; and you have given praise to gods of silver and gold, of brass and iron and wood and stone, who are without the power of seeing or hearing, and without knowledge: and to the God in whose hand your breath is, and whose are all your ways, you have not given glory; NIV 23 Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways. BBE 24 Then the part of the hand was sent out from before him, and this writing was recorded. NIV 24 Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription. BBE 25 And this is the writing which was recorded, Mene, tekel, peres. NIV 25 “This is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN BBE 26 This is the sense of the words: Mene; your kingdom has been numbered by God and ended. NIV 26 “Here is what these words mean: Mene : God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. BBE 27 Tekel; you have been put in the scales and seen to be under weight. NIV 27 Tekel : You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. BBE 28 Peres; your kingdom has been cut up and given to the Medes and Persians. NIV 28 Peres : Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” BBE 29 Then, by the order of Belshazzar, they put a purple robe on Daniel, and a gold chain round his neck, and a public statement was made that he was to be a ruler of high authority in the kingdom. NIV 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. BBE 30 That very night Belshazzar, the king of the Chaldaeans, was put to death. NIV 30 That very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians, was slain, BBE 31 And Darius the Mede took the kingdom, being then about sixty-two years old. NIV 31 and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.