Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Then came in all the king's wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof.

Holman Bible

So all the king’s wise men came in, but none could read the inscription or make its interpretation known to him.

A Conservative Version

Then all the king's wise men came in, but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation.

American Standard Version

Then came in all the king's wise men; but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation.

Amplified

And all the king's wise men came in, but they could not read the writing or make known to the king the interpretation of it.

Bible in Basic English

Then all the king's wise men came in: but they were not able to make out the writing or give the sense of it to the king.

Darby Translation

Then came in all the king's wise men, but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then all the king's wise men came in, but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king its interpretation.

Julia Smith Translation

Then came in all the king's wise ones: and they were not able to read the writing, and to make known the interpretation to the king.

King James 2000

Then came in all the king's wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king its interpretation.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then all the wise men of the king came in, but they were not able to read the writing or to make known its explanation.

Modern King James verseion

Then all the king's wise men came in. But they could not read the writing, nor make the meaning known to the king.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Upon this, came all the king's wise men: but they could neither read the writing, nor show the king what it signified.

NET Bible

So all the king's wise men came in, but they were unable to read the writing or to make known its interpretation to the king.

New Heart English Bible

Then came in all the king's wise men; but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation.

The Emphasized Bible

Then were coming in all the wise men of the king, - but, the writing, could they not read, nor, the interpretation, make known to the king.

Webster

Then came in all the king's wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation of it.

World English Bible

Then came in all the king's wise men; but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation.

Youngs Literal Translation

Then coming up are all the wise men of the king, and they are not able to read the writing, and the interpretation to make known to the king;

Interlinear

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

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

in all
כּל 
Kol (Aramaic) 
all, any, whole, as, every, because , as , no, whosoever ,
Usage: 104

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

חכּים 
Chakkiym (Aramaic) 
Usage: 14

men but they could
כּהל 
K@hal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 4

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

קרא 
Q@ra' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 11

the writing
כּתב 
K@thab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

ידע 
Y@da` (Aramaic) 
Usage: 49

to the king
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

פּשׁר 
P@shar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 32

References

Context Readings

The Handwriting On The Wall

7 The king cried out to bring in enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He announced to the advisors of Babylon, "Whoever can read this writing and tell me its meaning will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain placed around his neck, and will become the third highest ruler in the kingdom." 8 Then all the king's advisors came in, but they were unable to read the writing or tell the king what it meant. 9 So King Belshazzar became even more frightened, and his facial expression showed it. His officials also were thrown into confusion.



Cross References

Daniel 2:27

By way of answer, Daniel addressed the king:

Genesis 41:8

The very next morning, he was frustrated about the dream, so he sent word to summon all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. Pharaoh told them what he had dreamed, but no one could interpret them.

Daniel 4:7

Then the diviners, enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers came in, and I told them the dream. But they could not reveal its interpretation to me.

Isaiah 47:9

Both of these things will overtake you suddenly on a single day: loss of children and widowhood. They will come upon you in full measure, despite the multitude of your incantations and the great power of your spells."

Isaiah 47:12-15

"But stand up now with your spells and your many incantations, at which you have labored from your childhood until today,

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.

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