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Daniel 5:26-28 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 This is the interpretation of the message:

MENE[a] means that God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end.
27 TEKEL[b] means that you have been weighed in the balance and found deficient.
28 PERES[c][d] means that your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

Footnotes:

  1. Daniel 5:26 Or a mina
  2. Daniel 5:27 Or a shekel
  3. Daniel 5:28 Or half a shekel
  4. Daniel 5:28 In Aram, the word peres is the sg form of “parsin” in v. 25.

Daniel 5:26-28 New International Version (NIV)

26 “Here is what these words mean:

Mene[a]: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.

27 Tekel[b]: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.

28 Peres[c]: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

Footnotes:

  1. Daniel 5:26 Mene can mean numbered or mina (a unit of money).
  2. Daniel 5:27 Tekel can mean weighed or shekel.
  3. Daniel 5:28 Peres (the singular of Parsin) can mean divided or Persia or a half mina or a half shekel.
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