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Daniel 5 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:1 - Belshazzar the king hath made a great feast to a thousand of his great men, and before the thousand he is drinking wine;

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:2 - Belshazzar hath said -- while tasting the wine -- to bring in the vessels of gold and of silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken from the temple that is in Jerusalem, that drink with them may the king, and his great men, his wives, and his concubines.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:3 - Then they have brought in the vessels of gold that had been taken out of the temple of the house of God that is in Jerusalem, and drunk with them have the king and his great men, his wives and his concubines;

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:4 - they have drunk wine, and have praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:5 - In that hour come forth have fingers of a man's hand, and they are writing over-against the candlestick, on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king is seeing the extremity of the hand that is writing;

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:6 - then the king's countenance hath changed, and his thoughts do trouble him, and the joints of his loins are loosed, and his knees are smiting one against another.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:7 - Call doth the king mightily, to bring up the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. Answered hath the king, and said to the wise men of Babylon, that, 'Any man who doth read this writing, and its interpretation doth shew me, purple he putteth on, and a bracelet of gold is on his neck, and third in the kingdom he doth rule.'

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:8 - Then coming up are all the wise men of the king, and they are not able to read the writing, and the interpretation to make known to the king;

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:9 - then the king Belshazzar is greatly troubled, and his countenance is changing in him, and his great men are perplexed.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:10 - The queen, on account of the words of the king and his great men, to the banquet-house hath come up. Answered hath the queen, and said, 'O king, to the ages live; let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor thy countenance be changed:

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:11 - there is a man in thy kingdom in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and, in the days of thy father, light, and understanding, and wisdom -- as the wisdom of the gods -- was found in him; and king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, chief of the scribes, enchanters, Chaldeans, soothsayers, established him -- thy father, O king --

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:12 - because that an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and showing of enigmas, and loosing of knots was found in him, in Daniel, whose name the king made Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and the interpretation he doth show.'

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:13 - Then Daniel hath been caused to come up before the king; answered hath the king, and said to Daniel, 'Thou art that Daniel who art of the sons of the Removed of Judah, whom the king my father brought in out of Judah?

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:14 - And I have heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and light, and understanding, and excellent wisdom have been found in thee.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:15 - 'And now, caused to come up before me have been the wise men, the enchanters, that this writing they may read, and its interpretation to cause me to know: and they are not able to shew the interpretation of the thing:

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:16 - and I -- I have heard of thee, that thou art able to give interpretations, and to loose knots: now, lo -- thou art able to read the writing, and its interpretation to cause me to know -- purple thou dost put on, and a bracelet of gold is on thy neck, and third in the kingdom thou dost rule.'

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:17 - Then hath Daniel answered and said before the king, 'Thy gifts be to thyself, and thy fee to another give; nevertheless, the writing I do read to the king, and the interpretation I cause him to know;

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:18 - thou, O king, God Most High, a kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and honour, gave to Nebuchadnezzar thy father:

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:19 - and because of the greatness that He gave to him, all peoples, nations, and languages were trembling and fearing before him: whom he willed he was slaying, and whom he willed he was keeping alive, and whom he willed he was raising up, and whom he willed he was making low;

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:20 - and when his heart was high, and his spirit was strong to act proudly, he hath been caused to come down from the throne of his kingdom, and his glory they have caused to pass away from him,

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:21 - and from the sons of men he is driven, and his heart with the beasts hath been like, and with the wild asses is his dwelling; the herb like oxen they cause him to eat, and by the dew of the heavens is his body wet, till that he hath known that God Most High is ruler in the kingdom of men, and whom He willeth He raiseth up over it.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:22 - 'And thou, his son, Belshazzar, hast not humbled thy heart, though all this thou hast known;

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:23 - and against the Lord of the heavens thou hast lifted up thyself; and the vessels of His house they have brought in before thee, and thou, and thy great men, thy wives, and thy concubines, are drinking wine with them, and gods of silver, and of gold, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone, that are not seeing, nor hearing, nor knowing, thou hast praised: and the God in whose hand is thy breath, and all thy ways, Him thou hast not honoured.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:24 - 'Then from before Him sent is the extremity of the hand, and the writing is noted down;

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:25 - and this is the writing that is noted down: Numbered, Numbered, Weighed, and Divided.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:26 - This is the interpretation of the thing: Numbered -- God hath numbered thy kingdom, and hath finished it.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:27 - Weighed -- Thou art weighed in the balances, and hast been found lacking.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:28 - Divided -- Divided is thy kingdom, and it hath been given to the Medes and Persians.'

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:29 - Then hath Belshazzar said, and they have clothed Daniel with purple, and a bracelet of gold is on his neck, and they have proclaimed concerning him that he is the third ruler in the kingdom.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:30 - In that night Belshazzar king of the Chaldeans is slain,

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 5:31 - and Darius the Mede hath received the kingdom, when a son of sixty and two years.

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