Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing:

Holman Bible

Now the wise men and mediums were brought before me to read this inscription and make its interpretation known to me, but they could not give its interpretation.

International Standard Version

Take note that the advisors and enchanters were brought before me to read the writing and explain its meaning, but they were unable to do so.

A Conservative Version

And now the wise men, the enchanters, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known to me the interpretation of it, but they could not show the interpretation of the thing.

American Standard Version

And now the wise men, the enchanters, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation thereof; but they could not show the interpretation of the thing.

Amplified

Now the wise men and the enchanters, were brought in before me so that they might read this writing and reveal its meaning to me, but they could not give the interpretation of the message.

Bible in Basic English

And now the wise men, the users of secret arts, have been sent in before me for the purpose of reading this writing and making clear to me the sense of it: but they are not able to make clear the sense of the thing:

Darby Translation

And now the wise men, the magicians, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation thereof; but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing.

Julia Smith Translation

And now the wise ones, the enchanters, were brought in before me that they shall read this writing, and to make known to me its interpretation: and they were not able to show the interpretation of the word:

King James 2000

And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me its interpretation: but they could not show the interpretation of the thing:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And now the wise men [and] the conjurers were brought in before me [so] that they could read this writing [in order to] make its explanation known to me, but they were not able to disclose the explanation of the matter.

Modern King James verseion

And now the wise men and the conjurers have been brought in before me, that they might read this writing and make the meaning known to me. But they could not declare the meaning of the thing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Now have there been brought me, wise and conjuring charmers, to read this writing, and to show me the meaning thereof: but they could not tell me, what this matter signified.

NET Bible

Now the wise men and astrologers were brought before me to read this writing and make known to me its interpretation. But they were unable to disclose the interpretation of the message.

New Heart English Bible

Now the wise men, the enchanters, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known to me its interpretation; but they could not show the interpretation of the thing.

The Emphasized Bible

Now, therefore, have been brought in before me, the wise men, the magicians, that, this writing, they might read, and, the interpretation thereof, might make known unto me, - but they were not able, the interpretation of the thing, to declare.

Webster

And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known to me the interpretation of it, but they could not show the interpretation of the thing:

World English Bible

Now the wise men, the enchanters, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known to me its interpretation; but they could not show the interpretation of the thing.

Youngs Literal Translation

'And now, caused to come up before me have been the wise men, the enchanters, that this writing they may read, and its interpretation to cause me to know: and they are not able to shew the interpretation of the thing:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּען 
K@`an (Aramaic) 
Usage: 13

the wise
חכּים 
Chakkiym (Aramaic) 
Usage: 14

אשּׁף 
'ashshaph (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

עלל 
`alal (Aramaic) 
bring in, come in, went in, bring, went, come
Usage: 11

in before
קדם קדם 
Qodam (Aramaic) 
before, before , of , him,
Usage: 42

קרא 
Q@ra' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 11

דּן 
Den (Aramaic) 
Usage: 58

כּתב 
K@thab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

and make known
ידע 
Y@da` (Aramaic) 
Usage: 49

פּשׁר 
P@shar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 32

כּהל 
K@hal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 4

not
לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

חוא 
Chava' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 14

פּשׁר 
P@shar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 32

References

Watsons

Context Readings

Daniel Deciphers And Interprets The Writing

14 Now I have heard about you that a spirit of the gods is in you, and that illumination, insight and extraordinary wisdom have been found in you. 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. 16 But I personally have heard about you, that you are able to give interpretations and solve difficult problems. Now if you are able to read the inscription and make its interpretation known to me, you will be clothed with purple and wear a necklace of gold around your neck, and you will have authority as the third ruler in the kingdom.”


Cross References

Daniel 5:7-8

The king called aloud to bring in the conjurers, the Chaldeans and the diviners. The king spoke and said to the wise men of Babylon, “Any man who can read this inscription and explain its interpretation to me shall be clothed with purple and have a necklace of gold around his neck, and have authority as third ruler in the kingdom.”

Isaiah 47:12

“Stand fast now in your spells
And in your many sorceries
With which you have labored from your youth;
Perhaps you will be able to profit,
Perhaps you may cause trembling.

Isaiah 29:10-12

For the Lord has poured over you a spirit of deep sleep,
He has shut your eyes, the prophets;
And He has covered your heads, the seers.

Daniel 2:3-11

The king said to them, “I had a dream and my spirit is anxious to understand the dream.”

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