26 This is the interpretation of the message:

MENE[a] means that God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end.
27 TEKEL[b] means that you have been weighed in the balance and found deficient.
28 PERES[c][d] means that your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

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  1. Daniel 5:26 Or a mina
  2. Daniel 5:27 Or a shekel
  3. Daniel 5:28 Or half a shekel
  4. Daniel 5:28 In Aram, the word peres is the sg form of “parsin” in v. 25.

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