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Then the king’s cheerful appearance changed, his face grew pale,[a] and his thoughts troubled him. His legs went limp, and his knees knocked together.

The king called out loudly to bring the spell casters, the astrologers, and the diviners. The king said to the wise men of Babylon, “Whoever is able to read this writing and explain its meaning will be clothed in purple, with a gold chain around his neck, and he will rule as third highest in the kingdom.”

Then all the king’s wise men came in, but they were not able to read the writing or tell the king what it meant.

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  1. Daniel 5:6 Literally his brightness changed

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