Daniel 5:26
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New Living Translation
This is what these words mean: [Mene] means 'numbered'--God has numbered the days of your reign and has 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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:26 MENE - MENE MENE, it is numbered, it is numbered; the words are doubled for the greater confirmation. It relates to the number of the seventy years for the overthrow of the Babylonish empire.

Daniel 5:26 Parallel Commentaries

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Sovereignty of God in Administration
"The LORD hath prepared His Throne In the heavens; and His Kingdom ruleth over all" (Psa. 103:19). First, a word concerning the need for God to govern the material world. Suppose the opposite for a moment. For the sake of argument, let us say that God created the world, designed and fixed certain laws (which men term "the laws of Nature"), and that He then withdrew, leaving the world to its fortune and the out-working of these laws. In such a case, we should have a world over which there was no intelligent,
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
Subdivision A. Reasons for Retiring to Galilee. ^A Matt. IV. 12; ^B Mark I. 14; ^C Luke III. 19, 20; ^D John IV. 1-4. ^c 19 but Herod the tetrarch [son of Herod the Great, and tetrarch, or governor, of Galilee], being reproved by him [that is, by John the Baptist] for Herodias his brother's wife, and for all the evil things which Herod had done [A full account of the sin of Herod and persecution of John will be found at Matt. xiv. 1-12 and Mark vi. 14-29. John had spoken the truth to Herod as fearlessly
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

The Eternity of God
The next attribute is, God is eternal.' Psa 90:0. From everlasting to everlasting thou art God.' The schoolmen distinguish between aevun et aeternum, to explain the notion of eternity. There is a threefold being. I. Such as had a beginning; and shall have an end; as all sensitive creatures, the beasts, fowls, fishes, which at death are destroyed and return to dust; their being ends with their life. 2. Such as had a beginning, but shall have no end, as angels and the souls of men, which are eternal
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

That Upon the Conquest and Slaughter of vitellius Vespasian Hastened his Journey to Rome; but Titus his Son Returned to Jerusalem.
1. And now, when Vespasian had given answers to the embassages, and had disposed of the places of power justly, [25] and according to every one's deserts, he came to Antioch, and consulting which way he had best take, he preferred to go for Rome, rather than to march to Alexandria, because he saw that Alexandria was sure to him already, but that the affairs at Rome were put into disorder by Vitellius; so he sent Mucianus to Italy, and committed a considerable army both of horsemen and footmen to
Flavius Josephus—The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem

Cross References
Isaiah 13:6
Scream in terror, for the day of the LORD has arrived--the time for the Almighty to destroy.

Isaiah 13:17
"Look, I will stir up the Medes against Babylon. They cannot be tempted by silver or bribed with gold.

Jeremiah 27:7
All the nations will serve him, his son, and his grandson until his time is up. Then many nations and great kings will conquer and rule over Babylon.

Jeremiah 50:41
"Look! A great army is coming from the north. A great nation and many kings are rising against you from far-off lands.

Daniel 5:25
"This is the message that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, and PARSIN.

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