Daniel 5:1

“Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Belshazzar the King made a great feast to a thousand of his Lords, and dranke wine before the thousand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Belshazzar the king held a great feast for a thousand of his nobles, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the thousand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, drinking wine before the thousand.
- Basic English Bible

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his nobles, and drank wine before the thousand.
- Darby Bible

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
- Webster's Bible

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
- World English Bible

Belshazzar the king hath made a great feast to a thousand of his great men, and before the thousand he is drinking wine;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 5:1


5:1 Belshazzar - The grandson of Nebuchadnezzar. Made a great feast - After the manner of the eastern kings who shewed their magnificence this way. But this is prodigious that he should carouse when the city was besieged, and ready to be taken by Darius the Mede.


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