(A)The king cried [a]aloud to bring in (B)the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. The king spoke, saying to the wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing, and tells me its interpretation, shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around his neck; (C)and he shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.”

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  1. Daniel 5:7 Lit. with strength

16 And I have heard of you, that you can give interpretations and [a]explain enigmas. (A)Now if you can read the writing and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.”

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  1. Daniel 5:16 Lit. untie knots

29 Then Belshazzar gave the command, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a chain of gold around his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him (A)that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

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