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Daniel 5:6-8 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

the king’s face took on a different look. As frightening thoughts rose up within him, his hip joints gave way and his knees started knocking together. The king cried out to bring in the exorcists, astrologers and diviners. The king said to the sages of Bavel, “Whoever can read this inscription and tell me what it means will be dressed in royal purple, wear a gold chain around his neck and be one of the three men ruling the kingdom.” But although all the king’s sages came in, none could read the inscription or tell the king what it meant.

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

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Daniel 5:6-8 New International Version (NIV)

His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking.

The king summoned the enchanters, astrologers[a] and diviners. Then he said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing and tells me what it means will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around his neck, and he will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.”

Then all the king’s wise men came in, but they could not read the writing or tell the king what it meant.

Footnotes:

  1. Daniel 5:7 Or Chaldeans; also in verse 11
New International Version (NIV)

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