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Daniel 5:27

    Daniel 5:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    TEKEL; thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Tekel; you have been put in the scales and seen to be under weight.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    TEKEL; thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

    Definitions for Daniel 5:27

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 5:27

    Tekel - This word (תקל teqēl) is also, according to Gesenius, a passive participle (from תקל teqal - "to poise, to weigh"), and means "weighed." It would be used with reference to anything placed in a balance to ascertain its weight; and hence, like the word "measure," would denote that the extent, dimensions, true worth, or character of anything was ascertained. As by the use of scales the weight of anything is known, so the word is applied to any estimate of character or of actions, and a balance becomes the emblem of justice. Thus God, in his judgments of men, is represented as "weighing" their actions. 1 Samuel 2:3, "the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed." Compare Job 6:2 :

    "O that my grief were thoroughly weighed,

    And my calamity laid in the balances together."

    Wesley's Notes on Daniel 5:27

    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.