As they drank the wine, they praised their gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.
Cross ReferencesRevelation 9:20
The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the works of their hands. They did not stop worshiping demons and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk.
Their idols are silver and gold, made by the hands of men.
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men.
To an idol that a craftsman casts and a metalworker overlays with gold and fits with silver chains?
To one bereft of an offering who chooses wood that does not rot? He looks for a skilled craftsman to set up an idol that will not fall over.
I am the LORD; that is My name! I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols.
But Daniel resolved in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's food or wine. So he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself.
King Nebuchadnezzar made a golden statue sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.
Thus they brought in the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple, the house of God in Jerusalem, and the king drank from them, along with his nobles, his wives, and his concubines.
At that moment the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. As the king watched the hand that was writing,
Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. The vessels from His house were brought to you, and as you drank wine from them with your nobles, wives, and concubines, you praised gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you have failed to glorify the God who holds in His hand your very breath and all your ways.
Therefore, you will now go into exile as the first of the captives, and your feasting and lounging will come to an end.
Woe to him who says to wood, 'Awaken!' or to silent stone, 'Come alive!' Can it give guidance? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, yet there is no breath in it at all.
Chapter Outline1. Belshazzar's impious feast.
5. A hand-writing unknown to the magicians, troubles the king.
10. At the commendation of the queen Daniel is brought.
17. He, reproving the king of pride and idolatry,
25. reads and interprets the writing.
30. The monarchy is translated to the Medes
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