Daniel 5:6-8 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
6 King Belshazzar was very afraid. His face became white from fear, and his knees were shaking and knocking together. He could not stand up because his legs were too weak. 7 The king called for the men of magic and the Chaldeans to be brought to him. He said to these wise men, “I will give a reward to anyone who can read this writing and explain to me what it means. I will give him purple robes[a] to wear and will put a gold chain around his neck. I will make him the third highest ruler in the kingdom.”
8 So all the king’s wise men came in, but they could not read the writing or understand what it meant.