New Living Translation
[Tekel] means 'weighed'--you have been weighed on the balances and have not measured up.
King James Bible
TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
Darby Bible Translation
TEKEL, Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting;
World English Bible
TEKEL; you are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.
Young's Literal Translation
Weighed -- Thou art weighed in the balances, and hast been found lacking.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:27 Art found wanting - There is no weight nor worth in thee; thou hast made light of God, and the Lord makes light of thee.
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