Daniel 5:11
New International Version
There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners.

New Living Translation
There is a man in your kingdom who has within him the spirit of the holy gods. During Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, this man was found to have insight, understanding, and wisdom like that of the gods. Your predecessor, the king—your predecessor King Nebuchadnezzar—made him chief over all the magicians, enchanters, astrologers, and fortune-tellers of Babylon.

English Standard Version
There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the spirit of the holy gods. In the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods were found in him, and King Nebuchadnezzar, your father—your father the king—made him chief of the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers,

Berean Study Bible
There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the days of your father he was found to have insight, intelligence, and wisdom like that of the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers, and diviners. Your own father, the king,

King James Bible
There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;

New King James Version
There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and King Nebuchadnezzar your father—your father the king—made him chief of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers.

New American Standard Bible
There is a man in your kingdom in whom is a spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father, illumination, insight, and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods were found in him. And King Nebuchadnezzar, your father—your father the king—appointed him chief of the soothsayer priests, sorcerers, Chaldeans, and diviners.

NASB 1995
“There is a man in your kingdom in whom is a spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father, illumination, insight and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods were found in him. And King Nebuchadnezzar, your father, your father the king, appointed him chief of the magicians, conjurers, Chaldeans and diviners.

NASB 1977
“There is a man in your kingdom in whom is a spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father, illumination, insight, and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods were found in him. And King Nebuchadnezzar, your father, your father the king, appointed him chief of the magicians, conjurers, Chaldeans, and diviners.

Amplified Bible
There is a man in your kingdom in whom is a spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father, illumination, understanding and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods were found in him. And King Nebuchadnezzar, your father—your father the king, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans and diviners.

Christian Standard Bible
There is a man in your kingdom who has a spirit of the holy gods in him. In the days of your predecessor he was found to have insight, intelligence, and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods. Your predecessor, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, mediums, Chaldeans, and diviners. Your own predecessor, the king,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the days of your predecessor he was found to have insight, intelligence, and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods. Your predecessor, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the diviners, mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers. Your own predecessor, the king,

American Standard Version
There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say , thy father, made him master of the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the holy gods, and in the days of your father, light and understanding and abundant wisdom like the wisdom of the gods was found in him, and King Nebukadnetsar your father appointed him the Master of Sorcerers and Enchanters and the Magi and the Chaldeans

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the Spirit of God; and in the days of thy father watchfulness and understanding were found in him; and king Nabuchodonosor thy father made him chief of the enchanters, magicians, Chaldeans, and soothsayers.

Contemporary English Version
In your kingdom there is a man who has been given special powers by the holy gods. When your father Nebuchadnezzar was king, this man was known to be as smart, intelligent, and wise as the gods themselves. Your father put him in charge of all who claimed they could talk with the spirits or understand the meanings in the stars or tell about the future.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is a man in thy kingdom that hath the spirit of the holy gods in him: and in the days of thy father knowledge and wisdom were found in him: for king Nabuchodonosor thy father appointed him prince of the wise men, enchanters, Chaldeans, and soothsayers, thy father, I say, O king:

English Revised Version
There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him: and the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made him master of the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;

Good News Translation
There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. When your father was king, this man showed good sense, knowledge, and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods. And King Nebuchadnezzar, your father, made him chief of the fortunetellers, magicians, wizards, and astrologers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There's a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods. In the days of your grandfather, he was found to have insight, good judgment, and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods. Your grandfather, King Nebuchadnezzar, made him head of the magicians, psychics, astrologers, and fortunetellers.

International Standard Version
There's a man in your kingdom in whom dwells the spirit of the holy gods. During your grandfather's reign, he was found to have insight, intelligence, and wisdom, like that of the gods. Your grandfather, King Nebuchadnezzar—your kingly predecessor—appointed him to be chief administrator over the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers,

JPS Tanakh 1917
there is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; and the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made him master of the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers;

Literal Standard Version
there is a man in your kingdom in whom [is] the spirit of the holy gods: and in the days of your father, light, and understanding, and wisdom—as the wisdom of the gods—was found in him; and your father King Nebuchadnezzar, chief of the scribes, enchanters, Chaldeans, soothsayers, established him—your father, O king—

NET Bible
There is a man in your kingdom who has within him a spirit of the holy gods. In the days of your father, he proved to have insight, discernment, and wisdom like that of the gods. King Nebuchadnezzar your father appointed him chief of the magicians, astrologers, wise men, and diviners.

New Heart English Bible
There is a man in your kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and king Nebuchadnezzar your father, your father the king, made him chief of the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and diviners;

World English Bible
There is a man in your kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and the king Nebuchadnezzar your father, the king, [I say], your father, made him master of the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;

Young's Literal Translation
there is a man in thy kingdom in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and, in the days of thy father, light, and understanding, and wisdom -- as the wisdom of the gods -- was found in him; and king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, chief of the scribes, enchanters, Chaldeans, soothsayers, established him -- thy father, O king --

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Handwriting on the Wall
10Hearing the outcry of the king and his nobles, the queen entered the banquet hall. “O king, may you live forever!” she said. “Do not let your thoughts terrify you, or your face grow pale. 11There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the days of your father he was found to have insight, intelligence, and wisdom like that of the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers, and diviners. Your own father, the king, 12did this because Daniel, the one he named Belteshazzar, was found to have an extraordinary spirit, as well as knowledge, understanding, and the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles, and solve difficult problems. Summon Daniel, therefore, and he will give you the interpretation.”…

Cross References
Genesis 41:11
One night both the chief baker and I had dreams, and each dream had its own meaning.

Genesis 41:38
So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, in whom the Spirit of God abides?"

Ezekiel 28:3
Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you!

Daniel 1:4
young men without blemish, handsome, gifted in all wisdom, knowledgeable, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king's palace--and to teach them the language and literature of the Chaldeans.

Daniel 2:11
What the king requests is so difficult that no one can tell it to him except the gods, whose dwelling is not with mortals."

Daniel 2:22
He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.

Daniel 2:47
The king said to Daniel, "Your God is truly the God of gods and Lord of kings, the Revealer of Mysteries, since you were able to reveal this mystery."


Treasury of Scripture

There is a man in your kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar your father, the king, I say, your father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;

a man.

Daniel 2:47
The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.

Daniel 4:8,9,18
But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying, …

Genesis 41:11-15
And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream…

father.

Daniel 5:2
Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.

light.

Daniel 2:11
And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

2 Samuel 14:17
Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee.

Acts 12:22
And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

Nebuchadnezzar.

father.

Daniel 5:2
Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.

master.

Daniel 2:48
Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel 4:9
O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof.

Acts 16:16
And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:









(11) The spirit.--Comp. Daniel 4:8-9.

Thy father.--No blood relationship is necessarily implied by this word. It means no more than "predecessor." (See Introd., sec. VI.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
There is
אִיתַ֨י (’î·ṯay)
Adverb
Strong's 383: Entity, as a, particle of affirmation, there is

a man
גְּבַ֜ר (gə·ḇar)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1400: A person

in your kingdom
בְּמַלְכוּתָ֗ךְ (bə·mal·ḵū·ṯāḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4437: Royalty, reign, kingdom

who
דִּ֠י (dî)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 1768: Who, which, that, because

has the spirit
ר֣וּחַ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 7308: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

of the holy
קַדִּישִׁין֮ (qad·dî·šîn)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6922: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary

gods in him.
אֱלָהִ֣ין (’ĕ·lā·hîn)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 426: God

In the days
וּבְיוֹמֵ֣י (ū·ḇə·yō·w·mê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3118: A day

of your father
אֲב֗וּךְ (’ă·ḇūḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2: Father

he was found
הִשְׁתְּכַ֣חַת (hiš·tə·ḵa·ḥaṯ)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7912: To discover

to have insight,
נַהִיר֧וּ (na·hî·rū)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5094: Illumination, wisdom

intelligence,
וְשָׂכְלְתָנ֛וּ (wə·śā·ḵə·lə·ṯā·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7924: Intelligence

and wisdom
וְחָכְמָ֥ה (wə·ḥā·ḵə·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2452: Wisdom

like [that]
כְּחָכְמַת־ (kə·ḥā·ḵə·maṯ-)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2452: Wisdom

of the gods.
אֱלָהִ֖ין (’ĕ·lā·hîn)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 426: God

Your father,
אֲב֔וּךְ (’ă·ḇūḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2: Father

King
וּמַלְכָּ֤א (ū·mal·kā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 4430: A king

Nebuchadnezzar,
נְבֻֽכַדְנֶצַּר֙ (nə·ḇu·ḵaḏ·neṣ·ṣar)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5020: Nebuchadnezzar -- a Babylonian king

appointed
הֲקִימֵ֖הּ (hă·qî·mêh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6966: To arise, stand

him chief
רַ֧ב (raḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7229: Abundant

of the magicians,
חַרְטֻמִּ֣ין (ḥar·ṭum·mîn)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2749: A horoscopist

enchanters,
אָֽשְׁפִ֗ין (’ā·šə·p̄în)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 826: A conjurer, enchanter

astrologers,
כַּשְׂדָּאִין֙ (kaś·dā·’în)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 3779: Chaldeans -- a Chaldaean

[and] diviners.
גָּזְרִ֔ין (gā·zə·rîn)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 1505: To quarry, determine

Your own father,
אֲב֥וּךְ (’ă·ḇūḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2: Father

the king,
מַלְכָּֽא׃ (mal·kā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 4430: A king


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