10 Because of the outcry of the king and his nobles, the queen[a] came to the banquet hall. “May the king live forever,” she said. “Don’t let your thoughts terrify you or your face be pale.[b](A) 11 There is a man in your kingdom who has a spirit of the holy gods in him.(B) In the days of your predecessor he was found to have insight, intelligence, and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods. Your predecessor, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, mediums, Chaldeans, and diviners. Your own predecessor, the king, 12 did this because Daniel, the one the king named Belteshazzar, was found to have an extraordinary spirit, knowledge and intelligence, and the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles, and solve problems.[c](C) Therefore, summon Daniel, and he will give the interpretation.”

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Footnotes

  1. 5:10 Perhaps the queen mother
  2. 5:10 Lit your brightness change
  3. 5:12 Lit and untie knots; also in v. 16

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