25 And this is the writing that was inscribed: Mene, Mene, Tekel, and Parsin. 26 This is the interpretation of the matter: Mene, God has numbered[a] the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; 27 Tekel, (A)you have been weighed[b] in the balances and found wanting; 28 Peres, your kingdom is divided and given to (B)the Medes and (C)Persians.”[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 5:26 Mene sounds like the Aramaic for numbered
  2. Daniel 5:27 Tekel sounds like the Aramaic for weighed
  3. Daniel 5:28 Peres (the singular of Parsin) sounds like the Aramaic for divided and for Persia

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