Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then the king’s face grew pale and his thoughts alarmed him, and his hip joints went slack and his knees began knocking together.

King James Version

Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

Holman Bible

his face turned pale, and his thoughts so terrified him that his hip joints shook and his knees knocked together.

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

Then the king's countenance was changed in him, and his thoughts troubled him. And the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

American Standard Version

Then the king's countenance was changed in him, and his thoughts troubled him; and the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

Amplified

Then the king’s face grew pale, and his thoughts alarmed him; the joints and muscles of his hips and back weakened and his knees began knocking together.

Bible in Basic English

Then the colour went from the king's face, and he was troubled by his thoughts; strength went from his body, and his knees were shaking.

Darby Translation

Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, and the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

Julia Smith Translation

The king's brightnesses changing, and his thoughts will terrify him, and the knots of his loins breaking forth, and his knees knocked this upon that

King James 2000

Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his hips were loosened, and his knees struck one against another.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then his face changed and his thoughts terrified him, and {his hip joints gave way} and {his knees knocked together}.

Modern King James verseion

Then the king's face was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosened, and his knees knocked against one another.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then changed the king his countenance, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his body shook, and his knees smote one against another.

NET Bible

Then all the color drained from the king's face and he became alarmed. The joints of his hips gave way, and his knees began knocking together.

New Heart English Bible

Then the king's face was turned pale, and his thoughts troubled him; and the joints of his thighs gave way, and his knees began knocking together.

The Emphasized Bible

Then, as for the king, his bright looks, changed in him, and, his thoughts, terrified him, - and, the joints of his loins, were loosed, and, his knees, smote, one against another.

Webster

Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

World English Bible

Then the king's face was changed in him, and his thoughts troubled him; and the joints of his thighs were loosened, and his knees struck one against another.

Youngs Literal Translation

then the king's countenance hath changed, and his thoughts do trouble him, and the joints of his loins are loosed, and his knees are smiting one against another.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדין 
'edayin (Aramaic) 
Usage: 57

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

זיו 
Ziyv (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

שׁנא 
Sh@na' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 21

רעיון 
Ra`yown (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

בּהל 
B@hal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 11

him, so that the joints
קטר 
Q@tar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

of his loins
חרץ 
Charats (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

שׁרא 
Sh@re' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

and his knees
ארכבה 
'arkubah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

נקשׁ 
N@qash (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

one
דּא 
Da' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

References

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

The Handwriting On The Wall

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. 7 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.”



Cross References

Daniel 7:28

At this point the revelation ended. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts were greatly alarming me and my face grew pale, but I kept the matter to myself.”

Psalm 69:23

May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see,
And make their loins shake continually.

Ezekiel 7:17

All hands will hang limp and all knees will become like water.

Daniel 4:5

I saw a dream and it made me fearful; and these fantasies as I lay on my bed and the visions in my mind kept alarming me.

Nahum 2:10

She is emptied! Yes, she is desolate and waste!
Hearts are melting and knees knocking!
Also anguish is in the whole body
And all their faces are grown pale!

Ezekiel 21:7

And when they say to you, ‘Why do you groan?’ you shall say, ‘Because of the news that is coming; and every heart will melt, all hands will be feeble, every spirit will faint and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it comes and it will happen,’ declares the Lord God.”

Daniel 4:19

“Then Daniel, whose name is Belteshazzar, was appalled for a while as his thoughts alarmed him. The king responded and said, ‘Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation alarm you.’ Belteshazzar replied, ‘My lord, if only the dream applied to those who hate you and its interpretation to your adversaries!

Daniel 5:9-10

Then King Belshazzar was greatly alarmed, his face grew even paler, and his nobles were perplexed.

Job 15:20-27

“The wicked man writhes in pain all his days,
And numbered are the years stored up for the ruthless.

Job 20:19-27

“For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor;
He has seized a house which he has not built.

Psalm 73:18-20

Surely You set them in slippery places;
You cast them down to destruction.

Isaiah 5:27

No one in it is weary or stumbles,
None slumbers or sleeps;
Nor is the belt at its waist undone,
Nor its sandal strap broken.

Isaiah 13:7-8

Therefore all hands will fall limp,
And every man’s heart will melt.

Isaiah 21:2-4

A harsh vision has been shown to me;
The treacherous one still deals treacherously, and the destroyer still destroys.
Go up, Elam, lay siege, Media;
I have made an end of all the groaning she has caused.

Isaiah 35:3

Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.

Daniel 2:1

Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him.

Daniel 3:19

Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with wrath, and his facial expression was altered toward Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. He answered by giving orders to heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.

Hebrews 12:12

Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble,

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