New Living Translation
But when all the king's wise men had come in, none of them could read the writing or tell him what it meant.
King James Bible
Then came in all the king's wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof.
Darby Bible Translation
Then came in all the king's wise men, but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation.
World English Bible
Then came in all the king's wise men; but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation.
Young's Literal Translation
Then coming up are all the wise men of the king, and they are not able to read the writing, and the interpretation to make known to the king;
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"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, …
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That Upon the Conquest and Slaughter of vitellius Vespasian Hastened his Journey to Rome; but Titus his Son Returned to Jerusalem.
The next morning Pharaoh was very disturbed by the dreams. So he called for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. When Pharaoh told them his dreams, not one of them could tell him what they meant.
"The sword of destruction will strike the Babylonians," says the LORD. "It will strike the people of Babylon--her officials and wise men, too.
Daniel replied, "There are no wise men, enchanters, magicians, or fortune-tellers who can reveal the king's secret.
When all the magicians, enchanters, astrologers, and fortune-tellers came in, I told them the dream, but they could not tell me what it meant.
"'Belteshazzar, that was the dream that I, King Nebuchadnezzar, had. Now tell me what it means, for none of the wise men of my kingdom can do so. But you can tell me because the spirit of the holy gods is in you.'
My wise men and enchanters have tried to read the words on the wall and tell me their meaning, but they cannot do it.
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