New American Standard Bible
"Then the hand was sent from Him and this inscription was written out.
King James Bible
Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.
Darby Bible Translation
then from before him was sent the part of the hand, and this writing hath been written.
World English Bible
Then was the part of the hand sent from before him, and this writing was inscribed.
Young's Literal Translation
'Then from before Him sent is the extremity of the hand, and the writing is noted down;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Then was the part of the hand sent from him - To wit, the fingers. See Daniel 5:5. The sense is, that when it was fully perceived that Belshazzar was not disposed to learn that there was a God in heaven; when he refused to profit by the solemn dispensations which had occurred in respect to his predecessor; when his own heart was lifted up with pride, and when he had gone even farther than his predecessors had done by the sacrilegious use of the vessels of the temple, thus showing special contempt for the God of heaven, then appeared the mysterious handwriting on the wall. It was then an appropriate time for the Most High God, who had been thus contemned and insulted, to come forth and rebuke the proud and impious monarch.
Library"So Then they that are in the Flesh Cannot Please God. "
Rom. viii. 8.--"So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God." It is a kind of happiness to men, to please them upon whom they depend, and upon whose favour their well-being hangs. It is the servant's happiness to please his master, the courtier's to please his prince; and so generally, whosoever they be that are joined in mutual relations, and depend one upon another; that which makes all pleasant, is this, to please one another. Now, certainly, all the dependencies of creatures one upon …
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Messiah Unpitied, and Without a Comforter
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Suddenly the fingers of a man's hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing.
"Now this is the inscription that was written out: 'MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.'
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