Parallel Verses

Amplified

Then the color and the [drunken] hilarious brightness of the king's face was changed, and his [terrifying] thoughts troubled and alarmed him; the joints and muscles of his hips and back gave way and his knees smote together.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then the king became pale, and his thoughts troubled him, and the girdings of his loins were unloosed, 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 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. 6 Then the color and the [drunken] hilarious brightness of the king's face was changed, and his [terrifying] thoughts troubled and alarmed him; the joints and muscles of his hips and back gave way and his knees smote together. 7 The king cried aloud [mightily] to bring in the enchanters or soothsayers, the Chaldeans [diviners], and the astrologers. The king said to the wise men of Babylon, Whoever will read this writing and show me the interpretation of it will be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold put about his neck and will be the third ruler in the kingdom.



Cross References

Daniel 7:28

Here is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my [waking] thoughts troubled and alarmed me much and my cheerfulness of countenance was changed in me; but I kept the matter [of the interpreting angel's information] in my heart and mind.

Psalm 69:23

Let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see, and make their loins tremble continually [from terror, dismay, and feebleness].

Ezekiel 7:17

All hands shall be feeble and all knees shall be weak as water.

Daniel 4:5

I had a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts and imaginations and the visions of my head as I was lying upon my bed troubled and agitated me.

Nahum 2:10

Emptiness! Desolation! Utter waste! Hearts faint and knees smite together, and anguish is in all loins, and the faces of all grow pale!

Ezekiel 21:7

And it shall be that when they say to you, Why do you sigh? that you shall answer, Because of the tidings. When it comes, every heart will melt and all hands will be feeble, and every spirit will faint and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it comes and it shall be fulfilled, says the Lord God.

Daniel 4:19

Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished and dismayed and stricken dumb for a while [concerned about the king's destiny], and his thoughts troubled, agitated, and alarmed him. The king said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream or its interpretation trouble or alarm you. Belteshazzar answered, My lord, may the dream be for those who hate you and its message for your enemies.

Daniel 5:9-10

Then King Belshazzar was greatly perplexed and alarmed and the color faded from his face, and his lords were puzzled and astounded.

Job 15:20-27

The wicked man suffers with [self-inflicted] torment all his days, through all the years that are numbered and laid up for him, the oppressor.

Job 20:19-27

For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; he has violently taken away a house which he did not build.

Psalm 73:18-20

[After all] You do set the [wicked] in slippery places; You cast them down to ruin and destruction.

Isaiah 5:27

None is weary or stumbles among them, none slumbers or sleeps; nor is the girdle of their loins loosed or the latchet (thong) of their shoes broken;

Isaiah 13:7-8

Therefore will all hands be feeble, and every man's heart will melt.

Isaiah 21:2-4

A hard and grievous vision is declared to me: the treacherous dealer deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, O Elam! Besiege, O Media! All the sighing [caused by Babylon's ruthless oppressions] I will cause to cease [says the Lord].

Isaiah 35:3

Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble and tottering knees.

Daniel 2:1

In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams by which his spirit was troubled and agitated and his sleep went from him.

Daniel 3:19

Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury and his facial expression was changed [to antagonism] against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Therefore he commanded that the furnace should be heated seven times hotter than it was usually heated.

Hebrews 12:12

So then, brace up and reinvigorate and set right your slackened and weakened and drooping hands and strengthen your feeble and palsied and tottering knees,

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