Daniel 5:27
New International Version
Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.

New Living Translation
Tekel means ‘weighed’—you have been weighed on the balances and have not measured up.

English Standard Version
Tekel, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting;

Berean Study Bible
TEKEL means that you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.

King James Bible
TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

New King James Version
TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting;

New American Standard Bible
‘TEKEL’—you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.

NASB 1995
“’TEKEL ‘— you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.

NASB 1977
“ ‘TEKEL’—you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.

Amplified Bible
‘TEKEL’—you have been weighed on the scales [of righteousness] and found deficient;

Christian Standard Bible
‘Tekel’ means that you have been weighed on the balance and found deficient.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
TEKEL means that you have been weighed in the balance and found deficient.

American Standard Version
TEKEL; thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
‘Teqel’ ‘You are weighed in a balance and you are found lacking’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thekel; it has been weighed in the balance, and found wanting.

Douay-Rheims Bible
THECEL: thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting.

English Revised Version
TEKEL; thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

Good News Translation
weight, you have been weighed on the scales and found to be too light;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Weighed-you have been weighed on a scale and found to be too light.

International Standard Version
TEKEL: You've been weighed on the scales—and you don't measure up.

JPS Tanakh 1917
TEKEL, Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

Literal Standard Version
Weighed—You are weighed in the balances, and have been found lacking.

NET Bible
As for teqel--you are weighed on the balances and found to be lacking.

New Heart English Bible
TEKEL; you are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

World English Bible
TEKEL; you are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

Young's Literal Translation
Weighed -- Thou art weighed in the balances, and hast been found lacking.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Daniel Interprets the Handwriting
26And this is the interpretation of the message: MENE means that God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. 27TEKEL means that you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient. 28PERES means that your kingdom has been divided and given over to the Medes and Persians.”…

Cross References
Job 31:6
let God weigh me with honest scales, that He may know my integrity.

Psalm 62:9
Lowborn men are but a vapor, the exalted but a lie. Weighed on the scale, they go up; together they are but a vapor.

Proverbs 16:2
All a man's ways are pure in his own eyes, but his motives are weighed out by the LORD.

Ezekiel 5:1
"As for you, son of man, take a sharp sword, use it as a barber's razor, and shave your head and beard. Then take a set of scales and divide the hair.


Treasury of Scripture

TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

Thou.

Job 31:6
Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.

Psalm 62:9
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Jeremiah 6:30
Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them.

art.

Matthew 22:11,12
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: …

1 Corinthians 3:13
Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
TEKEL
תְּקֵ֑ל (tə·qêl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8625: To balance

means that you have been weighed
תְּקִ֥ילְתָּה (tə·qî·lə·tāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8625: To balance

on the scales
בְמֹֽאזַנְיָ֖א (ḇə·mō·zan·yā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's 3977: A pair of scales

and found
וְהִשְׁתְּכַ֥חַתְּ (wə·hiš·tə·ḵa·ḥat)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7912: To discover

deficient.
חַסִּֽיר׃ (ḥas·sîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2627: Lacking, wanting, deficient


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