But (A)when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, (B)born (C)of woman, born (D)under the law, (E)to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive (F)adoption as sons.

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24 “Then from his presence (A)the hand was sent, and this writing was inscribed. 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, (B)you have been weighed[b] in the balances and found wanting; 28 Peres, your kingdom is divided and given to (C)the Medes and (D)Persians.”[c]

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

30 (G)That very night (H)Belshazzar the (I)Chaldean king was killed. 31 [d] And (J)Darius (K)the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.

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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
  4. Daniel 5:31 Ch 6:1 in Aramaic

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