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10 The queen, because of the words of the king and his lords, came to the banquet hall. The queen spoke, saying, “O king, live forever! Do not let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your countenance change. 11 (A)There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your [a]father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and King Nebuchadnezzar your [b]father—your father the king—made him chief of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers. 12 Inasmuch as an excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams, solving riddles, and [c]explaining enigmas were found in this Daniel, (B)whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let Daniel be called, and he will give the interpretation.”

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  1. Daniel 5:11 Or ancestor
  2. Daniel 5:11 Or ancestor
  3. Daniel 5:12 Lit. untying knots

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