Daniel 5:28
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New International Version
Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians."

New Living Translation
[Parsin] means 'divided'--your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians."

English Standard Version
PERES, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

New American Standard Bible
"'PERES '-- your kingdom has been divided and given over to the Medes and Persians."

King James Bible
PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
PERES means that your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians."

International Standard Version
PERES: Your kingdom has been divided—and will be given to the Medes and Persians."

NET Bible
As for peres--your kingdom is divided and given over to the Medes and Persians."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Divided-your kingdom will be divided and given to the Medes and Persians."

Jubilee Bible 2000
PERES; Thy kingdom has been broken and is given to the Medes and Persians.

King James 2000 Bible
PERES; Your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

American King James Version
PERES; Your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

American Standard Version
PERES; thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

Douay-Rheims Bible
PHARES: thy kingdom is divided, and is given to the Medes and Persians.

Darby Bible Translation
PERES, Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

English Revised Version
PERES; thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

Webster's Bible Translation
PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

World English Bible
PERES; your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

Young's Literal Translation
Divided -- Divided is thy kingdom, and it hath been given to the Medes and Persians.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

PERES,.... The singular of "Pharsin", Daniel 5:25. The sense of this word is,

thy kingdom is divided: which, though it consisted of various provinces, united under Belshazzar, now should be broken and separated from him:

and given to the Medes and Persians; to Darius the Mede, and to Cyrus the Persian, who was a partner for a while with his uncle Darius in the government of the empire: there is an elegant play on words in the words "Peres" and "Persians"; and a grievous thing it is to sinners, not only to have body and soul divided at death, but to be divided and separated from God to all eternity; and to hear that sentence, "depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. Peres—the explanation of "dividers" (Da 5:25), the active participle plural there being used for the passive participle singular, "dividers" for "divided." The word "Peres" alludes to the similar word "Persia."

divided—namely, among the Medes and Persians [Maurer]; or, "severed" from thee [Grotius].

Daniel 5:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
Daniel Interprets the Handwriting
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." 29Then Belshazzar gave orders, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a necklace of gold around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he now had authority as the third ruler in the kingdom.…
Cross References
Acts 2:9
Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,

Isaiah 13:17
See, I will stir up against them the Medes, who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold.

Isaiah 21:2
A dire vision has been shown to me: The traitor betrays, the looter takes loot. Elam, attack! Media, lay siege! I will bring to an end all the groaning she caused.

Isaiah 45:1
"This is what the LORD says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:

Isaiah 45:2
I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.

Daniel 5:31
and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.

Daniel 6:8
Now, Your Majesty, issue the decree and put it in writing so that it cannot be altered--in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed."

Daniel 6:28
So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
Treasury of Scripture

PERES; Your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

PERES. Peres,he was divided, pronounced paras, denoted Persians, who seem evidently referred to.

Thy.

Daniel 5:31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about three score and …

Daniel 6:28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign …

Daniel 8:3,4,20 Then I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before …

Daniel 9:1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of …

Isaiah 13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard …

Isaiah 21:2 A grievous vision is declared to me; the treacherous dealer deals …

Isaiah 45:1,2 Thus said the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I …

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