Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the hearing of Jeremiah the prophet.
When they read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.
When this letter has been read among you, have it read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.
So all the king’s wise men came in, but none could read the inscription or make its interpretation known to him.
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.
The king called out to bring in the mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this inscription and gives me its interpretation will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain around his neck, and have the third highest position in the kingdom.”
Then Daniel answered the king, “You may keep your gifts, and give your rewards to someone else; however, I will read the inscription for the king and make the interpretation known to him.
However, I have heard about you that you can give interpretations and solve problems. Therefore, if you can read this inscription and give me its interpretation, you will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain around your neck, and have the third highest position in the kingdom.”
Many of the Jews read this sign, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.
2 Corinthians 1:13
Now we are writing nothing to you other than what you can read and also understand. I hope you will understand completely—
2 Corinthians 3:2
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, recognized and read by everyone.
That night sleep escaped the king, so he ordered the book recording daily events to be brought and read to the king.
The letter you sent us has been translated and read in my presence.
As soon as the text of King Artaxerxes’ letter was read to Rehum, Shimshai the scribe, and their colleagues, they immediately went to the Jews in Jerusalem and forcibly stopped them.
And if the document is given to one who cannot read and he is asked to read it, he will say, “I can’t read.”