Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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,

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

Suddenly the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and began writing opposite the lampstand on [a well-lit area of] the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace, and the king saw the part of the hand that did the writing.

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.

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.

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) 
Usage: 102

the plaister
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

saw
חזה חזא 
Chaza' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 31

the part
פּס 
Pac (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

of the hand
יד 
Yad (Aramaic) 
Usage: 17

References

Context Readings

The Handwriting On The Wall

4 As they drank the wine, they praised gods of gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone. 5 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. 6 While the king watched the back of the hand as it was writing, his facial expression changed. Utterly frightened, he lost control of his own bowels and his knees knocked together.



Cross References

Daniel 4:31

As these words were being spoken by the king, a voice came out of heaven: "King Nebuchadnezzar, this is declared to you:

Job 20:5

The wicked triumph only briefly; the joy of the godless is momentary.

Psalm 78:30-31

However, before they had fulfilled their desire, while their food was still in their mouths,

Proverbs 29:1

After many rebukes, the stiff-necked man will be broken incurably, without any warning.

Daniel 4:33

The decree was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar immediately. He was driven away from people to eat grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with dew from the sky, until his hair grew like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws.

Daniel 5:8

Then all the king's advisors came in, but they were unable to read the writing or tell the king what it meant.

Daniel 5:15

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.

Daniel 5:24-28

"Therefore, the hand that wrote this inscription was sent from his presence.

Luke 12:19-20

Then I'll say to myself, "You've stored up plenty of good things for many years. Take it easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."'

Colossians 2:14

having erased the charges that were brought against us, along with their obligations that were hostile to us. He took those charges away when he nailed them to the cross.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-3

for you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

Revelation 20:12-15

I saw the dead, both unimportant and important, standing in front of the throne, and books were open. Another book was opened the Book of Life. The dead were judged according to their actions, as recorded in the books.

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