Daniel 5:9
New International Version
So King Belshazzar became even more terrified and his face grew more pale. His nobles were baffled.

New Living Translation
So the king grew even more alarmed, and his face turned pale. His nobles, too, were shaken.

English Standard Version
Then King Belshazzar was greatly alarmed, and his color changed, and his lords were perplexed.

Berean Study Bible
Then King Belshazzar became even more terrified, his face grew even more pale, and his nobles were bewildered.

New American Standard Bible
Then King Belshazzar was greatly alarmed, his face grew even paler, and his nobles were perplexed.

King James Bible
Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonied.

Christian Standard Bible
Then King Belshazzar became even more terrified, his face turned pale, and his nobles were bewildered.

Contemporary English Version
and they were completely puzzled. Now the king was more afraid than ever before, and his face turned white as a ghost.

Good News Translation
In his distress King Belshazzar grew even paler, and his noblemen had no idea what to do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then King Belshazzar became even more terrified, his face turned pale, and his nobles were bewildered.

International Standard Version
So King Belshazzar became even more frightened, and his facial expression showed it. His officials also were thrown into confusion.

NET Bible
Then King Belshazzar was very terrified, and he was visibly shaken. His nobles were completely dumbfounded.

New Heart English Bible
Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his face turned pale, and his lords were perplexed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
King Belshazzar was terrified, and his face turned pale. His nobles didn't know what to do.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then was king Belshazzar greatly affrighted, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were perplexed.

New American Standard 1977
Then King Belshazzar was greatly alarmed, his face grew even paler, and his nobles were perplexed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then king Belshazzar was greatly troubled, and his colour was changed, and his princes were upset.

King James 2000 Bible
Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonished.

American King James Version
Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonished.

American Standard Version
Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were perplexed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And king Baltasar was troubled, and his countenance changed upon him, and his nobles were troubled with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherewith king Baltasar was much troubled, and his countenance was changed: and his nobles also were troubled.

Darby Bible Translation
Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his nobles were confounded.

English Revised Version
Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were perplexed.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then was the king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonished.

World English Bible
Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his face was changed in him, and his lords were perplexed.

Young's Literal Translation
then the king Belshazzar is greatly troubled, and his countenance is changing in him, and his great men are perplexed.
Study Bible
The Handwriting on the Wall
8So all the king’s wise men came in, but they could not read the inscription or interpret it for him. 9Then King Belshazzar became even more terrified, his face grew even more pale, and his nobles were bewildered. 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.…
Cross References
Job 18:11
Terrors frighten him on every side and harass his every step.

Isaiah 13:6
Wail, for the Day of the LORD is near; it will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 21:2
A dire vision is declared to me: "The traitor still betrays, and the destroyer still destroys. Go up, O Elam! Lay siege, O Media! I will put an end to all her groaning."

Jeremiah 6:24
"We have heard the reports; our hands are limp. Anguish has gripped us, pain like a woman in labor.

Daniel 2:1
In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams that troubled his spirit, and sleep deserted him.

Daniel 5:6
his face grew pale and his thoughts so alarmed him that his hips gave way and his knees knocked together.

Treasury of Scripture

Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonished.

greatly.

Daniel 5:6
Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

Daniel 2:1
And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.

Job 18:11-14
Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet…

countenance.

Daniel 5:6
Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

Daniel 10:8
Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.

changed.

Psalm 48:6
Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Isaiah 13:6-8
Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty…

Isaiah 21:2-4
A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease…







Lexicon
Then
אֱ֠דַיִן (’ĕ·ḏa·yin)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 116: Then, thereupon

King
מַלְכָּ֤א (mal·kā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

Belshazzar
בֵלְשַׁאצַּר֙ (ḇê·lə·šaṣ·ṣar)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1113: Belshazzar -- a Babylonian king

became even more
שַׂגִּ֣יא (śag·gî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7690: Great, much

terrified,
מִתְבָּהַ֔ל (miṯ·bā·hal)
Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 927: To terrify, hasten

his face
וְזִיוֺ֖הִי (wə·zi·yō·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2122: Brightness, splendor

grew even more pale,
שָׁנַ֣יִן (šā·na·yin)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8133: To change

and his nobles
וְרַבְרְבָנ֖וֹהִי (wə·raḇ·rə·ḇā·nō·w·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7261: Lord, noble

were bewildered.
מִֽשְׁתַּבְּשִֽׁין׃ (miš·tab·bə·šîn)
Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7672: To entangle, perplex
(9) The terror of Belshazzar and his lords is caused by the impression that the inability of the wise men to read the inscription is the portent of some terrible calamity.

Verse 9. - Then was King Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonied. This verse presents signs also of being a repetition. The last clause appears to be the original form of the mysterious clause at the end of the sixth verse according to the Septuagint; the word mishtabsheen, which occurs here, seems to have been read mishtabhareen, from שַׁבְהַר (shab'har), "to be glorious," in the ittaphel; this becomes "to boast one's self," as in the Targum of Proverbs 25:14, also the Peshitta of the same passage; also 2 Corinthians 12:1. And this is the word used by Paulus Tellensis to translate καυχῶνται. The Septuagint has a verse here that has no equivalent in the Massoretic text, "Then the king called the queen about the sign, and showed her how great it was, and that no one had been able to declare to the king the interpretation of the writing." This verse avoids the repetition we find in the Massoretic text, and explains the presence of the queen in a much more plausible way than the received text does. In the Massoretic text it is the noise and tumult that pierces the women's apartments, and brings out the queen-mother; though not impossible, this is unlikely. The action of the king, as given in the Septuagint, is very probable. The wise men are baffled by this mysteriously appearing inscription. What is to be done? Belshazzar calls his mother, the daughter of Nebuchadnezzar, as she at least possibly was, to see if she knows anything in the past that might be a guide in such a matter. He not only shows her the sign, the inscription, but shows how great it was, by telling of the hand that had come out of the darkness, and had written it. Theodotion and the Peshitta agree with the Massoretic text. While the repetition is obvious, it is also true that the failure of all the wise men in Babylon to read the writing, as the Massoretic text has it, would increase the trouble of the king, and this trouble would naturally spread to the courtiers. 5:1-9 Belshazzar bade defiance to the judgments of God. Most historians consider that Cyrus then besieged Babylon. Security and sensuality are sad proofs of approaching ruin. That mirth is sinful indeed, which profanes sacred things; and what are many of the songs used at modern feasts better than the praises sung by the heathens to their gods! See how God struck terror upon Belshazzar and his lords. God's written word is enough to put the proudest, boldest sinner in a fright. What we see of God, the part of the hand that writes in the book of the creatures, and in the book of the Scriptures, should fill us with awful thoughts concerning that part which we do not see. If this be the finger of God, what is his arm when made bare? And what is He? The king's guilty conscience told him that he had no reason to expect any good news from heaven. God can, in a moment, make the heart of the stoutest sinner to tremble; and there needs no more than to let loose his own thoughts upon him; they will give him trouble enough. No bodily pain can equal the inward agony which sometimes seizes the sinner in the midst of mirth, carnal pleasures, and worldly pomp. Sometimes terrors cause a man to flee to Christ for pardon and peace; but many cry out for fear of wrath, who are not humbled for their sins, and who seek relief by lying vanities. The ignorance and uncertainty concerning the Holy Scriptures, shown by many who call themselves wise, only tend to drive sinners to despair, as the ignorance of these wise men did.
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