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The king called aloud to bring in the enchanters (Magi), the Chaldeans [who were master astrologers] and the diviners. The king said to the wise men of Babylon, “Whoever can read this writing and explain its interpretation to me shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold put around his neck, and have authority as the [a]third ruler in the kingdom.”

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  1. Daniel 5:7 Nabonidus was first, Belshazzar, his son, was second.

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