Daniel 5:28

“PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

PERES, thy kingdome is diuided, and giuen to the Medes and Persians.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

" 'PERES'--your kingdom has been divided and given over to the Medes and Persians."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

PERES; thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Peres; your kingdom has been cut up and given to the Medes and Persians.
- Basic English Bible

PERES, Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
- Darby Bible

PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
- Webster's Bible

PERES; your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
- World English Bible

Divided -- Divided is thy kingdom, and it hath been given to the Medes and Persians.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

PERES, thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 5:28


5:28 PERES - Separated, divided, broken. Phars signifies two things, broken off, and Persian; noting that, first, this kingdom was broken down from Belshazzar. Secondly, that it was given to the Persians.


Discussion for Daniel 5

  • Irene123
    To Insight777 - it wasn't of Belshazzar that the robe 'n chain were put on Daniel; it was God's doing. In the next ch. Darius sets Daniel up over the princes - one of only 3. Daniel kept his walk with God - to be a witness to his own people as well as the gentiles. And God caused Darius to honor him. Nowhere does it say Daniel didn't want this. He knew he could use it for God's glory.
  • DALAYA
    i love this APOCRYPHA
  • Reva
    Amen.. Glorious and True is OUR GOD the GOD of Israel, the GOD of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, The ONLY True and wise GOD. THERE IS NO GOD BESIDES OUR GOD. I think the time of Daniels stay in Babylon is seeing the power of GOD to do HIS WILL and the same in our lives. Daniel was there to see kings change and DREAMS made true. God kept Daniel there to interpret the things that would come to pass.
  • Joel
    daniel was one of the prophets that saved GOD without fear
  • Insight 777
    verse 29...they clothed Daniel in scarlet means they saw him in sin, as sinful. Daniel did not want this. They put a chain of gold around his neck could mean that Israel is chained in conflict over economics, Daniel did not want this. The proclamation made by Belshazzar is that Daniel, Israel, will never rule and will be in the position of a 3rd world nation, of no influence in world affairs.
  • Insight 777
    I noticed something odd although perhaps since Daniel is telling us what will happen during the end of days, it does have significant meaning. The difference in the word Belteshazzar and Belshazzar is TE. Today TE is the symbol for tonne used in offshore and NUCLEAR industries.

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