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10 But when the queen mother heard what was happening, she rushed to the banquet hall and said to Belshazzar, “Calm yourself, Your Majesty, don’t be so pale and frightened over this. 11 For there is a man in your kingdom who has within him the spirit of the holy gods. In the days of your father this man was found to be as full of wisdom and understanding as though he were himself a god. And in the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar,[a] he was made chief of all the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers of Babylon. 12 Call for this man, Daniel—or Belteshazzar, as the king called him—for his mind is filled with divine knowledge and understanding. He can interpret dreams, explain riddles, and solve knotty problems. He will tell you what the writing means.”

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  1. Daniel 5:11 King Nebuchadnezzar, literally, “King Nebuchadnezzar, your father”—the Aramaic word for “father” can also mean “predecessor,” in this instance, fifth removed.

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