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Daniel 5

NCV 1 King Belshazzar gave a big banquet for a thousand royal guests and drank wine with them. NIV 1 King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine with them. NCV 2 As Belshazzar was drinking his wine, he gave orders to bring the gold and silver cups that his ancestor Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the Temple in Jerusalem. This was so the king, his royal guests, his wives, and his slave women could drink from those cups. 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. NCV 3 So they brought the gold cups that had been taken from the Temple of God in Jerusalem. And the king and his royal guests, his wives, and his slave women drank 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. NCV 4 As they were drinking, they praised their gods, which were made from gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone. NIV 4 As they drank the wine, they praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone. NCV 5 Suddenly the fingers of a person's hand appeared and began writing on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. 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. NCV 6 King Belshazzar was very frightened. His face turned white, his knees knocked together, and he could not stand up because his legs were too weak. NIV 6 His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking. NCV 7 The king called for the magicians, wise men, and wizards of Babylon and said to them, "Anyone who can read this writing and explain it will receive purple clothes fit for a king and a gold chain around his neck. And I will make that person the third highest ruler 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.” NCV 8 Then all the king's wise men came in, but they could not read the writing or tell the king what it meant. 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. NCV 9 King Belshazzar became even more afraid, and his face became even whiter. His royal guests were confused. NIV 9 So King Belshazzar became even more terrified and his face grew more pale. His nobles were baffled. NCV 10 Then the king's mother, who had heard the voices of the king and his royal guests, came into the banquet room. She said, "O king, live forever! Don't be afraid or let your face be white with fear! 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! NCV 11 There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods. In the days of your father, this man showed understanding, knowledge, and wisdom like the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, put this man in charge of all the wise men, fortune-tellers, magicians, and wizards. 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. NCV 12 The man I am talking about is named Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. He was very smart and had knowledge and understanding. He could explain dreams and secrets and could answer very hard problems. Call for Daniel. He will tell you what the writing on the wall means." 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.” NCV 13 So they brought Daniel to the king, and the king asked, "Is your name Daniel? Are you one of the captives my father the king brought from 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? NCV 14 I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you, and that you are very smart and have knowledge and extraordinary understanding. NIV 14 I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you and that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom. NCV 15 The wise men and magicians were brought to me to read this writing and to explain what it means, but they could not explain it. 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. NCV 16 I have heard that you are able to explain what things mean and can find the answers to hard problems. Read this writing on the wall and explain it to me. If you can, I will give you purple clothes fit for a king and a gold chain to wear around your neck. And you will become the third highest ruler 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.” NCV 17 Then Daniel answered the king, "You may keep your gifts for yourself, or you may give those rewards to someone else. But I will read the writing on the wall for you and will explain to you what it means. 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. NCV 18 "O king, the Most High God made your father Nebuchadnezzar a great, important, and powerful king. NIV 18 “Your Majesty, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty and greatness and glory and splendor. NCV 19 Because God made him important, all the people, nations, and those who spoke every language were very frightened of Nebuchadnezzar. If he wanted someone to die, he killed that person. If he wanted someone to live, he let that person live. Those he wanted to promote, he promoted. Those he wanted to be less important, he made less important. 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. NCV 20 "But Nebuchadnezzar became too proud and stubborn, so he was taken off his royal throne. His glory was taken away. NIV 20 But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory. NCV 21 He was forced away from people, and his mind became like the mind of an animal. He lived with the wild donkeys and was fed grass like an ox and became wet with dew. These things happened to him until he learned his lesson: The Most High God rules over every kingdom on earth, and he sets anyone he chooses over those kingdoms. 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. NCV 22 "Belshazzar, you already knew these things, because you are a descendant of Nebuchadnezzar. Still you have not been sorry for what you have done. NIV 22 “But you, Belshazzar, his son, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. NCV 23 Instead, you have set yourself against the Lord of heaven. You ordered the drinking cups from the Temple of the Lord to be brought to you. Then you and your royal guests, your wives, and your slave women drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver, gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone that are not really gods; they cannot see or hear or understand anything. You did not honor God, who has power over your life and everything you do. 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. NCV 24 So God sent the hand that wrote on the wall. NIV 24 Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription. NCV 25 "These are the words that were written on the wall: 'Mene, mene, tekel, and parsin.' NIV 25 “This is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN NCV 26 "This is what the words mean: Mene: God has counted the days until your kingdom will end. NIV 26 “Here is what these words mean: Mene : God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. NCV 27 Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found not good enough. NIV 27 Tekel : You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. NCV 28 Parsin: Your kingdom is being divided and will be given to the Medes and the Persians." NIV 28 Peres : Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” NCV 29 Then Belshazzar gave an order for Daniel to be dressed in purple clothes and to have a gold chain put around his neck. And it was announced that Daniel was the third highest ruler 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. NCV 30 That very same night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonian people, was killed. NIV 30 That very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians, was slain, NCV 31 So Darius the Mede became the new king when he was sixty-two years old. NIV 31 and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.

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