Daniel 5:27
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New International Version
Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.

New Living Translation
[Tekel] means 'weighed'--you have been weighed on the balances and have not measured up.

English Standard Version
Tekel, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting;

New American Standard Bible
"'TEKEL '-- you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.

King James Bible
TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
TEKEL means that you have been weighed in the balance and found deficient.

International Standard Version
TEKEL: You've been weighed on the scales—and you don't measure up.

NET Bible
As for teqel--you are weighed on the balances and found to be lacking.

New Heart English Bible
TEKEL; you are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Weighed-you have been weighed on a scale and found to be too light.

JPS Tanakh 1917
TEKEL, Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

New American Standard 1977
“ ‘TEKEL’—you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.

Jubilee Bible 2000
TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting.

King James 2000 Bible
TEKEL; you are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

American King James Version
TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

American Standard Version
TEKEL; thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

Douay-Rheims Bible
THECEL: thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting.

Darby Bible Translation
TEKEL, Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting;

English Revised Version
TEKEL; thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

Webster's Bible Translation
TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

World English Bible
TEKEL; you are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

Young's Literal Translation
Weighed -- Thou art weighed in the balances, and hast been found lacking.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:18-31 Daniel reads Belshazzar's doom. He had not taken warning by the judgments upon Nebuchadnezzar. And he had insulted God. Sinners are pleased with gods that neither see, nor hear, nor know; but they will be judged by One to whom all things are open. Daniel reads the sentence written on the wall. All this may well be applied to the doom of every sinner. At death, the sinner's days are numbered and finished; after death is the judgment, when he will be weighed in the balance, and found wanting; and after judgment the sinner will be cut asunder, and given as a prey to the devil and his angels. While these things were passing in the palace, it is considered that the army of Cyrus entered the city; and when Belshazzar was slain, a general submission followed. Soon will every impenitent sinner find the writing of God's word brought to pass upon him, whether he is weighed in the balance of the law as a self-righteous Pharisee, or in that of the gospel as a painted hypocrite.
Study Bible
Daniel Interprets the Handwriting
26"This is the interpretation of the message: 'MENE '-- God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it. 27"'TEKEL-- you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient. 28"'PERES '-- your kingdom has been divided and given over to the Medes and Persians."…
Cross References
Job 31:6
Let Him weigh me with accurate scales, And let God know my integrity.

Psalm 62:9
Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath.

Proverbs 16:2
All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives.

Ezekiel 5:1
"As for you, son of man, take a sharp sword; take and use it as a barber's razor on your head and beard. Then take scales for weighing and divide the hair.
Treasury of Scripture

TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

Thou.

Job 31:6 Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know my integrity.

Psalm 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a …

Jeremiah 6:30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD has rejected them.

Ezekiel 22:18-20 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are …

art.

Matthew 22:11,12 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which …

1 Corinthians 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare …

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