New International Version
"Here is what these words mean: Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
King James Bible
This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
Darby Bible Translation
This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE, God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it;
World English Bible
This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God has numbered your kingdom, and brought it to an end;
Young's Literal Translation
This is the interpretation of the thing: Numbered -- God hath numbered thy kingdom, and hath finished it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And this is the writing - Had the words been written in the Chaldean character, every wise man there, every one that could read the alphabet of his own language, could have read and interpreted them. Let it be observed, -
1. That the character which we now call Hebrew is the Chaldean character.
2. That the true Hebrew character is that which we call the Samaritan.
3. Daniel could easily read this, for it was the character used by the Jews previously to the Babylonish captivity.
4. It appears that it was simply on account of the strangeness of the character that the Chaldeans could not read it.
I shall set down the words in both characters, by which the least learned reader may see that it was quite possible that one might be well known, while the other might be unintelligible.
In ancient times, no doubt, these letters differed more from each other than they appear to do now; for we know that the Samaritan on ancient coins, though radically the same, differs very much from that now used in printing.
It should be observed, that each word stands for a short sentence; מנא mene signifies Numeration; תקל tekel, Weighing; and פרש peres, Division. And so the Arabic translates them mokeeson, measured; mewzonon, weighed; mokesoomon, divided. All the ancient Versions, except the Syriac, read the words simply Mene, Tekel, Phares, as they are explained in the following verses; without the repetition of Mene, and without the conjunction ו vau and plural termination, ין in, in Peres.
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'Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another: yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation. 18. O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour: 19. And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew; and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he set up; …
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Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.
See, I will stir up against them the Medes, who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold.
All nations will serve him and his son and his grandson until the time for his land comes; then many nations and great kings will subjugate him.
"Look! An army is coming from the north; a great nation and many kings are being stirred up from the ends of the earth.
"This is the inscription that was written: mene, mene, tekel, parsin
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