Daniel 5:5



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Suddenly the fingers of a man's hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing.

King James Version

In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

International Standard Version

At that moment, humanlike fingers of a hand appeared near the lamp stand of the royal palace and wrote on the plaster of the wall.

A Conservative Version

In the same hour the fingers of a man's hand came forth, and wrote opposite the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace. And the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

American Standard Version

In the same hour came forth the fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

Amplified

Immediately and suddenly there appeared the fingers of a man's hand and wrote on the plaster of the wall opposite the candlestick [so exposed especially to the light] in the king's palace, and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

Bible in Basic English

In that very hour the fingers of a man's hand were seen, writing opposite the support for the light on the white wall of the king's house, and the king saw the part of the hand which was writing.

Darby Translation

In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

Holman Bible

At that moment the fingers of a man's hand appeared and began writing on the plaster of the king's palace wall next to the lampstand. As the king watched the hand that was writing,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

In that same hour some fingers of a man's hand came forth and wrote in front of the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the palm of the hand that wrote.

Julia Smith Translation

In the same moment went forth fingers of a man's hand and wrote before the candlestick upon the lime of the wall of the temple of the king: and the king saw the palm of the hand that wrote.

King James 2000

In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote opposite the lampstand upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Immediately} {human fingers} appeared and they wrote {opposite} the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the palace of the king, and the king was watching the palm of the hand that was writing.

Modern King James verseion

At that moment fingers of a man's hand came out and wrote on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace across from the lampstand. And the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In the very same hour there appeared fingers, as it had been of a man's hand writing, right over against the candlestick upon the plain wall in the king's palace: and the king saw the palm of the hand that wrote.

NET Bible

At that very moment the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the royal palace wall, opposite the lampstand. The king was watching the back of the hand that was writing.

New Heart English Bible

In the same hour came forth the fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

New simplified Bible

In the same hour the fingers of a man's hand appeared, and wrote above the lamp stand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace. The king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

The Emphasized Bible

Immediately, came forth the fingers of the hand of a man, and wrote,, over against the chandelier, upon the plaster of the wall of the palace of the king, - and, the king, saw the part of the hand which was writing,

Webster

In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

World English Bible

In the same hour came forth the fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

Youngs Literal Translation

In that hour come forth have fingers of a man's hand, and they are writing over-against the candlestick, on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king is seeing the extremity of the hand that is writing;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
In the same hour
שׁעה 
Sha`ah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

נפק 
N@phaq (Aramaic) 
Usage: 11

אצבּע 
'etsba` (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

of a man's
אנשׁ אנשׁ 
'enash (Aramaic) 
Usage: 25

יד 
Yad (Aramaic) 
Usage: 17

and wrote
כּתב 
K@thab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

קבל קבל 
Q@bel (Aramaic) 
Usage: 29

נברשׁא 
Nebr@sha' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

על 
`al (Aramaic) 
upon , over , unto , against , concerning , in , for , unto me , about , in him ,
Usage: 102

גּיר 
Giyr (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

of the wall
כּתל 
K@thal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

of the king's
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

היכל 
heykal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 13

and the king
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

חזה חזא 
Chaza' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 31

the part
פּס 
Pac (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

of the hand
יד 
Yad (Aramaic) 
Usage: 17

Context Readings

The Handwriting On The Wall

4 They drank the wine and praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone. 5 Suddenly the fingers of a man's hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing. 6 Then the king's face grew pale and his thoughts alarmed him, and his hip joints went slack and his knees began knocking together.



Cross References

Daniel 4:31

"While the word was in the king's mouth, a voice came from heaven, saying, 'King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: sovereignty has been removed from you,

Job 20:5

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless momentary?

Psalm 78:30-31

Before they had satisfied their desire, While their food was in their mouths,

Proverbs 29:1

A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.

Daniel 4:33

"Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws.

Daniel 5:8

Then all the king's wise men came in, but they could not read the inscription or make known its interpretation to the king.

Daniel 5:15

"Just now the wise men and the conjurers were brought in before me that they might read this inscription and make its interpretation known to me, but they could not declare the interpretation of the message.

Daniel 5:24-28

"Then the hand was sent from Him and this inscription was written out.

Luke 12:19-20

'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

Colossians 2:14

having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-3

For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.

Revelation 20:12-15

And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds.



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