Daniel 5 :4

Daniel 5 :4 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

American King James Version (AKJV)

They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

American Standard Version (ASV)

They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

They took their wine and gave praise to the gods of gold and silver, of brass and iron and wood and stone.

Webster's Revision

They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

World English Bible

They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

English Revised Version (ERV)

They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Definitions for Daniel 5 :4

Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 5 :4

And praised the gods of gold - They had gods of all sorts, and of all metals; with wooden gods, and stone gods, beside!

Barnes's Commentary on Daniel 5 :4

They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, ... - Compare the note at Daniel 5:1. Idols were made among the pagan of all the materials here mentioned. The word praised here means that they spake in praise of these gods; of their history, of their attributes, of what they had done. Nothing can well be conceived more senseless and stupid than what it is said they did at this feast, and yet it is a fair illustration of what occurs in all the festivals of idolatry. And is what occurs in more civilized Christian lands, in the scenes of carousal and festivity, more rational than this? It was not much worse to lavish praises on idol gods in a scene of revelry than it is to lavish praises on idol men now; not much less rational to "toast" gods than it is to "toast" men.

Wesley's Commentary on Daniel 5 :4

5:4 And praised the gods of gold - At the same time insulting the great God of heaven and earth.
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