His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking.

The king summoned the enchanters, astrologers[a] and diviners. Then he said to these wise men of Babylon, ‘Whoever reads this writing and tells me what it means will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed round his neck, and he will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.’

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

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 5:7 Or Chaldeans; also in verse 11

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