48 Then the king placed Daniel in a high(A) position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men.(B)

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The king summoned the enchanters,(A) astrologers[a](B) and diviners.(C) Then he said to these wise(D) men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing and tells me what it means will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around his neck,(E) and he will be made the third(F) highest ruler in the kingdom.”(G)

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Footnotes

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

16 Now I have heard that you are able to give interpretations and to solve difficult problems.(A) If you can read this writing and tell me what it means, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around your neck,(B) and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.”(C)

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