17 See, I will stir up(A) against them the Medes,(B)
    who do not care for silver
    and have no delight in gold.(C)

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17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

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A dire(A) vision has been shown to me:
    The traitor betrays,(B) the looter takes loot.
Elam,(C) attack! Media,(D) lay siege!
    I will bring to an end all the groaning she caused.

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A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.

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11 “Sharpen the arrows,(A)
    take up the shields!(B)
The Lord has stirred up the kings(C) of the Medes,(D)
    because his purpose(E) is to destroy Babylon.
The Lord will take vengeance,(F)
    vengeance for his temple.(G)

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11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the Lord hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance of his temple.

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28 Peres[a]: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes(A) and Persians.”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 5:28 Peres (the singular of Parsin) can mean divided or Persia or a half mina or a half shekel.

28 Peres; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

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31 and Darius(A) the Mede(B) took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 5:31 In Aramaic texts this verse (5:31) is numbered 6:1.

31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.

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11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side,
    and assemble(A) there.

Bring down your warriors,(B) Lord!

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11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord.

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