Daniel 5:16
New International Version
Now I have heard that you are able to give interpretations and to solve difficult problems. If you can read this writing and tell me what it means, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around your neck, and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom."

New Living Translation
I am told that you can give interpretations and solve difficult problems. If you can read these words and tell me their meaning, you will be clothed in purple robes of royal honor, and you will have a gold chain placed around your neck. You will become the third highest ruler in the kingdom."

English Standard Version
But I have heard that you can give interpretations and solve problems. Now if you can read the writing and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around your neck and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.”

Berean Study Bible
But I have heard about you, that you are able to give interpretations and solve difficult problems. Therefore, if you can read this inscription and give me its interpretation, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around your neck, and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.”

New American Standard Bible
"But I personally have heard about you, that you are able to give interpretations and solve difficult problems. Now if you are able to read the inscription and make its interpretation known to me, you will be clothed with purple and wear a necklace of gold around your neck, and you will have authority as the third ruler in the kingdom."

King James Bible
And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Christian Standard Bible
However, I have heard about you that you can give interpretations and solve problems. Therefore, if you can read this inscription and give me its interpretation, you will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain around your neck, and have the third highest position in the kingdom."

Contemporary English Version
But I have been told that you understand everything and that you can solve difficult problems. Now then, if you can read this writing and tell me what it means, you will become the third most powerful man in my kingdom. You will wear royal purple robes and have a gold chain around your neck.

Good News Translation
Now I have heard that you can find hidden meanings and explain mysteries. If you can read this writing and tell me what it means, you will be dressed in robes of royal purple, wear a gold chain of honor around your neck, and be the third in power in the kingdom."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, I have heard about you that you can give interpretations and solve problems. Therefore, if you can read this inscription and give me its interpretation, you will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain around your neck, and have the third highest position in the kingdom."

International Standard Version
However, I've heard that you can provide meaning and interpretation, and that you can solve difficult problems. If you are able to read the writing and report its meaning, you will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain placed around your neck, and you will become the third highest ruler in the kingdom."

NET Bible
However, I have heard that you are able to provide interpretations and to decipher knotty problems. Now if you are able to read this writing and make known to me its interpretation, you will wear purple and have a golden collar around your neck and be third ruler in the kingdom."

New Heart English Bible
But I have heard of you, that you can give interpretations, and solve problems. Now if you can read the writing, and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have heard that you can interpret such things and untangle problems. If you can read the writing and tell [me] its meaning, you will be dressed in purple, wear a gold chain on your neck, and become the third-highest ruler in the kingdom."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But I have heard of thee, that thou canst give interpretations, and loose knots; now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt rule as one of three in the kingdom.'

New American Standard 1977
“But I personally have heard about you, that you are able to give interpretations and solve difficult problems. Now if you are able to read the inscription and make its interpretation known to me, you will be clothed with purple and wear a necklace of gold around your neck, and you will have authority as the third ruler in the kingdom.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I have heard of thee, that thou canst declare that which is in doubt and unravel difficulties: now if thou canst read this writing and show me its interpretation, thou shalt be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold about thy neck and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.

King James 2000 Bible
And I have heard of you, that you can make interpretations, and explain doubts: now if you can read the writing, and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.

American King James Version
And I have heard of you, that you can make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if you can read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, you shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.

American Standard Version
But I have heard of thee, that thou canst give interpretations, and dissolve doubts; now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I have heard of thee, that thou canst interpret obscure things, and resolve difficult things: now if thou art able to read the writing, and to shew me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with purple, and shalt have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third prince in my kingdom.

Darby Bible Translation
But I have heard of thee, that thou canst give interpretations, and solve problems. Now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.

English Revised Version
But I have heard of thee, that thou canst give interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation of it, thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.

World English Bible
But I have heard of you, that you can give interpretations, and dissolve doubts; now if you can read the writing, and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Young's Literal Translation
and I -- I have heard of thee, that thou art able to give interpretations, and to loose knots: now, lo -- thou art able to read the writing, and its interpretation to cause me to know -- purple thou dost put on, and a bracelet of gold is on thy neck, and third in the kingdom thou dost rule.'
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Daniel Interprets the Handwriting
15Now the wise men and enchanters were brought before me to read this inscription and interpret it for me, but they could not give its interpretation. 16But I have heard about you, that you are able to give interpretations and solve difficult problems. Therefore, if you can read this inscription and give me its interpretation, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around your neck, and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.” 17In response, Daniel said to the king, “You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. Nevertheless, I will read the inscription for the king and interpret it for him.…
Cross References
Genesis 40:8
"We both had dreams," they replied, "but there is no one to interpret them." Then Joseph said to them, "Don't interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams."

Genesis 41:15
Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have received word about you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it."

Genesis 41:42
Then Pharaoh removed the signet ring from his finger, put it on Joseph's finger, clothed him in garments of fine linen, and placed a gold chain around his neck.

Daniel 2:6
But if you tell me the dream and its interpretation, you will receive from me gifts and rewards and great honor. So tell me the dream and its interpretation."

Daniel 2:48
Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many generous gifts. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and administrator over all the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel 5:7
The king called out for the enchanters, astrologers, and diviners to be brought in, and he said to these wise men of Babylon, "Whoever reads this inscription and tells me its interpretation 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."

Daniel 5:29
Then Belshazzar gave the command, and they clothed Daniel in purple, placed a gold chain around his neck, and proclaimed him the third highest ruler in the kingdom.

Daniel 6:2
and over them three administrators, including Daniel, to whom these satraps were accountable so that the king would not suffer loss.

Treasury of Scripture

And I have heard of you, that you can make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if you can read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, you shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.

make. Chal. interpret.

Genesis 40:8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter …

thou shalt.

Daniel 5:7 The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, …

Acts 8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands …







Lexicon
But
וַאֲנָה֙ (wa·’ă·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 576: I

I have heard
שִׁמְעֵ֣ת (šim·‘êṯ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8086: To hear intelligently

about you,
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5922: Above, over, upon, against

that
דִּֽי־ (dî-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 1768: Who, which, that, because

you are able
תִיכּ֥וּל‪‬ (ṯî·kūl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3202: To be able

to give interpretations
פִּשְׁרִ֛ין (piš·rîn)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6591: An interpretation

and solve
לְמִשְׁרֵ֑א (lə·miš·rê)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8271: To free, separate, to unravel, commence, to reside

difficult problems.
וְקִטְרִ֣ין (wə·qiṭ·rîn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7001: A knot, a riddle, a vertebra

Therefore,
כְּעַ֡ן (kə·‘an)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3705: Now

if
הֵן֩ (hên)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 2006: Lo!, there, less, whether, but, if

you can
תִּכ֨וּל (ti·ḵūl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3202: To be able

read
לְמִקְרֵ֗א (lə·miq·rê)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7123: To call, read out or aloud

this inscription
כְּתָבָ֜א (kə·ṯā·ḇā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 3792: Something written, a writing, record, book

and give
לְהוֹדָ֣עֻתַ֔נִי (lə·hō·w·ḏā·‘u·ṯa·nî)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3046: To know

me its interpretation,
וּפִשְׁרֵהּ֙ (ū·p̄iš·rêh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6591: An interpretation

you will be clothed
תִלְבַּ֗שׁ (ṯil·baš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3848: Wrap around, to put on a, garment, clothe

in purple
אַרְגְּוָנָ֣א (’ar·gə·wā·nā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 711: Purple, red-purple

and have a gold
דַהֲבָא֙ (ḏa·hă·ḇā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 1722: Gold

chain
וְהַֽמְנִיכָ֤א‪‬ (wə·ham·nî·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 2002: A chain, necklace

placed around
דִֽי־ (ḏî-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 1768: Who, which, that, because

your neck,
צַוְּארָ֔ךְ (ṣaw·wə·rāḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6676: The back of the neck

and you will be made the third
וְתַלְתָּ֥א (wə·ṯal·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8531: A tertiary rank

highest ruler
תִּשְׁלַֽט׃ (tiš·laṭ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7981: To dominate, govern, to permit

in the kingdom.
בְמַלְכוּתָ֖א (ḇə·mal·ḵū·ṯā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 4437: Royalty, reign, kingdom
5:10-17 Daniel was forgotten at court; he lived privately, and was then ninety years of age. Many consult servants of God on curious questions, or to explain difficult subjects, but without asking the way of salvation, or the path of duty. Daniel slighted the offer of reward. He spoke to Belshazzar as to a condemned criminal. We should despise all the gifts and rewards this world can give, did we see, as we may by faith, its end hastening on; but let us do our duty in the world, and do it all the real service we can.
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