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. (Daniel 5:5)

"Now this is the inscription that was written out: `MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.' (Daniel 5:25)

"This is the interpretation of the message: `MENE'--God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it. (Daniel 5:26)

" `TEKEL'--you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient. (Daniel 5:27)

" `PERES'--your kingdom has been divided and given over to the Medes and Persians." (Daniel 5:28)

Then Belshazzar gave orders, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a necklace of gold around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he now had authority as the third ruler in the kingdom. (Daniel 5:29)

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