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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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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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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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.

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.

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

Bring down your warriors,(B) Lord!

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