Then the king’s countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his [a]knees smote one against the other.

Wherefore the king cried loud, that they should bring [b]the astrologians, the Chaldeans and the soothsayers. And the king spake, and said to the wise men of Babel, Whosoever can read this writing, and declare me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with purple, and shall have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Then came all the king’s wise men, but they could neither read the writing, nor show the king the interpretation.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 5:6 So he that before contemned God, was moved by this sight to tremble for fear of God’s judgments.
  2. Daniel 5:7 Thus the wicked in their troubles seek many means, who draw them from God, because they seek not to him who is the only comfort in all afflictions.

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