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Daniel 5

NIRV 1 King Belshazzar gave a big dinner. He invited a thousand of his nobles to it. He drank wine with them. NIV 1 King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine with them. NIRV 2 While Belshazzar was drinking his wine, he gave orders to his servants. He commanded them to bring in some gold and silver cups. They were the cups his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple in Jerusalem. Belshazzar had them brought in so everyone could drink from them. That included the king himself, his nobles, his wives and his concubines. 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. NIRV 3 So the servants brought in the gold cups that had been taken from God's temple in Jerusalem. The king and his nobles drank from them. So did his wives and concubines. 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. NIRV 4 As they drank the wine, they praised their gods. The statues of those gods were made out of gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood or stone. NIV 4 As they drank the wine, they praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone. NIRV 5 Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared. They wrote something on the plaster of the palace wall. It happened near the lampstand. 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. NIRV 6 His face turned pale. He became so afraid that his knees knocked together. His legs couldn't hold him up any longer. NIV 6 His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking. NIRV 7 The king sent for those who try to figure things out by using magic. He also sent for those who study the heavens. All of them were wise men in Babylon. He ordered that they be brought to him. He said to them, "I want one of you to read this writing and tell me what it means. If you do, you will be dressed in purple clothes. A gold chain will be put around your neck. And you will be made 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.” NIRV 8 Then all of the king's wise men came in. But they couldn't read the writing. They couldn't tell him 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. NIRV 9 So King Belshazzar became even more terrified. His face grew more pale. And his nobles were bewildered. NIV 9 So King Belshazzar became even more terrified and his face grew more pale. His nobles were baffled. NIRV 10 The queen heard the king and his nobles talking. So she came into the dining hall. "King Belshazzar, may you live forever!" she said. "Don't be afraid! Don't look so pale! 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! NIRV 11 I know a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. He has understanding and wisdom and good sense just like the gods. That was discovered when your father Nebuchadnezzar was king. Nebuchadnezzar appointed him chief of those who tried to figure things out by using magic. He also put him in charge of those who studied the heavens. 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. NIRV 12 "The man's name is Daniel. Your father called him Belteshazzar. He has a clever mind and knowledge and understanding. He is also able to tell what dreams mean. He can explain riddles and solve hard problems. Send for him. He'll tell you what the writing 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.” NIRV 13 So Daniel was brought to the king. The king said to him, "Are you Daniel? Are you one of the prisoners my father the king brought here 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? NIRV 14 I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you. I've also heard that you have understanding and good sense and special wisdom. NIV 14 I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you and that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom. NIRV 15 "The wise men and those who practice magic were brought to me. They were asked to read this writing and tell me what it means. But they couldn't. 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. NIRV 16 "I have heard that you are able to explain things and solve hard problems. I hope you can read this writing and tell me what it means. If you can, you will be dressed in purple clothes. A gold chain will be put around your neck. And you will be made 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.” NIRV 17 Then Daniel answered the king. He said, "You can keep your gifts for yourself. You can give your rewards to someone else. But I will read the writing for you. I'll tell 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. NIRV 18 "King Belshazzar, the Most High God was good to your father Nebuchadnezzar. He gave him authority and greatness and glory and honor. NIV 18 “Your Majesty, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty and greatness and glory and splendor. NIRV 19 God gave him a high position. Then all of the people from every nation and language became afraid of the king. He put to death anyone he wanted to. He spared anyone he wanted to spare. He gave high positions to anyone he wanted to. And he brought down anyone he wanted to bring down. 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. NIRV 20 "But his heart became very stubborn and proud. So he was removed from his royal throne. His glory was stripped away 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. NIRV 21 He was driven away from people. He was given the mind of an animal. He lived like the wild donkeys. He ate grass just as cattle do. His body became wet with the dew of heaven. He stayed that way until he recognized that the Most High God rules over all of the kingdoms of men. He puts anyone he wants to in charge of them. 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. NIRV 22 "But you knew all of that, Belshazzar. After all, you are Nebuchadnezzar's son. In spite of that, you are still proud. NIV 22 “But you, Belshazzar, his son, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. NIRV 23 You have taken your stand against the Lord of heaven. You had your servants bring cups from his temple to you. You and your nobles drank wine from them. So did your wives and concubines. You praised your gods. The statues of those gods are made out of silver, gold, bronze, iron, wood or stone. They can't see or hear or understand anything. But you didn't honor the God who holds in his hand your very 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. NIRV 24 So he sent the hand that wrote on the wall. NIV 24 Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription. NIRV 25 "Here is what was written. MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN NIV 25 “This is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN NIRV 26 "And here is what those words mean. Mene" means that God has limited the time of your rule. He has brought it to an end. NIV 26 “Here is what these words mean: Mene : God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. NIRV 27 Tekel" means that you have been weighed on scales. And you haven't measured up to God's standard. NIV 27 Tekel : You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. NIRV 28 Peres" means that your authority over your kingdom will be taken away from you. It will be given to the Medes and Persians." NIV 28 Peres : Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” NIRV 29 Then Belshazzar commanded his servants to dress Daniel in purple clothes. So they did. They put a gold chain around his neck. And he was made 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. NIRV 30 That very night Belshazzar, the king of Babylonia, was killed. NIV 30 That very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians, was slain, NIRV 31 His kingdom was given to Darius the Mede. Darius was 62 years old. NIV 31 and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.

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