10 The queen entered the banquet [a]hall because of the words of the king and his nobles; the queen spoke and said, “(A)O king, live forever! Do not let your thoughts alarm you or your [b]face be pale. 11 There is a (B)man in your kingdom in whom is [c]a (C)spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father, illumination, insight and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods were found in him. And King Nebuchadnezzar, your father, your father [d](D)the king, appointed him chief of the [e]magicians, conjurers, [f]Chaldeans and diviners. 12 This was because an (E)extraordinary spirit, knowledge and insight, interpretation of dreams, explanation of enigmas and solving of difficult problems were found in this Daniel, whom the king named (F)Belteshazzar. Let Daniel now be summoned and he will declare the interpretation.”

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  1. Daniel 5:10 Lit house
  2. Daniel 5:10 Lit brightness be changed
  3. Daniel 5:11 Or possibly the Spirit of the holy God
  4. Daniel 5:11 Or O king
  5. Daniel 5:11 Or soothsayer priests
  6. Daniel 5:11 Or master astrologers

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