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Daniel 5:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and showing of dark sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Now let Daniel be called, and he will show the interpretation.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “[This was] because an extraordinary spirit, knowledge and insight, interpretation of dreams, explanation of enigmas and solving of difficult problems were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Let Daniel now be summoned and he will declare the interpretation.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, the interpreting of dreams, and showing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will show the interpretation.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and solving of problems, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Forasmuch as, a distinguished spirit, and knowledge and intelligence, ability to interpret dreams and solve riddles and unravel knotty points, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let, Daniel, be called, and, the interpretation, will he declare.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— because that an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and showing of enigmas, and loosing of knots was found in him, in Daniel, whose name the king made Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and the interpretation he doth show.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Because a greater spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, and interpretation of dreams, and shewing of secrets, and resolving of difficult things, were found in him, that is, in Daniel: whom the king named Baltassar. Now, therefore, let Daniel be called for, and he will tell the interpretation.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Forasmuch as an excellent spirit and knowledge and vnderstanding, interpreting of dreames, and shewing of hard sentences, & dissoluing of doubts were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shewe the interpretation.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For [there is] an excellent spirit in him, and sense and understanding in him, interpreting dreams [as he does], and answering hard [questions], and solving difficulties: [it is] Daniel, and the king gave him the name of Belteshazzar{gr.Baltasar}: now then let him be called, and he shall tell thee the interpretation of the writing.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniyyel, whom the king named Belteshatztzar: now let Daniyyel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Forasmuch as 6903
{6903} Prime
קְבֵל
q@bel
{keb-ale'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6905; (adverbially) in front of; usually (with other particles) on account of, so as, since, hence.
3606
{3606} Prime
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
an excellent 3493
{3493} Prime
יַתִּיר
yattiyr
{yat-teer'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3492; preeminent; adverbially very.
spirit, 7308
{7308} Prime
רוּחַ
ruwach
{roo'-akh}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7307.
and knowledge, 4486
{4486} Prime
מַנְדַּע
manda`
{man-dah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4093; wisdom or intelligence.
and understanding, 7924
{7924} Prime
שָׂכְלְתָנוּ
sokl@thanuw
{sok-leth-aw-noo'}
(Chaldee); from H7920; intelligence.
interpreting y6590
[6590] Standard
פְּשַׁר
p@shar
{pesh-ar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6622; to interpret.
z8743
<8743> Grammar
Stem - Pael (See H8835)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 19
x6591
(6591) Complement
פְּשַׁר
p@shar
{pesh-ar'}
(Chaldee); from H6590; an interpretation.
of dreams, 2493
{2493} Prime
חֵלֶם
chelem
{khay'-lem}
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H2492; a dream.
and shewing 263
{0263} Prime
אַחֲוָיָה
'achavah
{akh-av-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0262; solution (of riddles).
of hard sentences, 280
{0280} Prime
אֲחִידָה
'achiydah
{akh-ee-daw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2420, an enigma.
and dissolving 8271
{8271} Prime
שְׁרֵא
sh@re'
{sher-ay'}
(Chaldee); a root corresponding to that of H8293; to free, separate; figuratively to unravel, commence; by implication (of unloading beasts) to reside.
z8743
<8743> Grammar
Stem - Pael (See H8835)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 19
of doubts, 7001
{7001} Prime
קְטַר
q@tar
{ket-ar'}
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H7000; a knot (as tied up), that is, (figuratively) a riddle; also a vertebra (as if a knot).
were found 7912
{7912} Prime
שְׁכַח
sh@kach
{shek-akh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7911 through the idea of disclosure of a covered or forgotten thing; to discover (literally or figuratively).
z8728
<8728> Grammar
Stem - Ithpeal (See H8829)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12
in the same Dniyyl דָּנִיֵּאל, 1841
{1841} Prime
דָּנִיֶּאל
Daniye'l
{daw-nee-yale'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1840; Danijel, the Hebrew prophet.
whom x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
the king 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
named 7761
{7761} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7760.
8036
{8036} Prime
שׁוּם
shum
{shoom}
(Chaldee); shoom; corresponding to H8034.
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
Bl+axxar בֵּלטְשַׁאצַּר: 1096
{1096} Prime
בֵּלְטְשַׁאְצַּר
Belt@sha'tstsar
{bale-tesh-ats-tsar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1095.
now 3705
{3705} Prime
כְּעַן
k@`an
{keh-an'}
(Chaldee); probably from H3652; now.
let Dniyyl דָּנִיֵּאל 1841
{1841} Prime
דָּנִיֶּאל
Daniye'l
{daw-nee-yale'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1840; Danijel, the Hebrew prophet.
be called, 7123
{7123} Prime
קְרַא
q@ra'
{ker-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7121.
z8729
<8729> Grammar
Stem - Ithpeel (See H8830)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 7
and he will shew 2324
{2324} Prime
חַוָה
chava'
{khav-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2331; to show.
z8681
<8681> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 36
the interpretation. 6591
{6591} Prime
פְּשַׁר
p@shar
{pesh-ar'}
(Chaldee); from H6590; an interpretation.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
an excellent:

Daniel 5:14 I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods [is] in thee, and [that] light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee.
Daniel 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit [was] in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
Psalms 16:3 [But] to the saints that [are] in the earth, and [to] the excellent, in whom [is] all my delight.
Proverbs 12:26 The righteous [is] more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
Proverbs 17:27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: [and] a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

interpreting of:
or, of an interpreter of, etc

dissolving:
or, of a dissolver

doubts:
Chal. knots.
Daniel 5:16 And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and [have] a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.
1 Kings 10:1-3 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions. ... And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not [any] thing hid from the king, which he told her not.
2 Chronicles 9:1-2 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. ... And Solomon told her all her questions: and there was nothing hid from Solomon which he told her not.

whom:

Daniel 1:7 Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel [the name] of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.
Daniel 4:8 But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name [was] Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom [is] the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, [saying],
Daniel 4:19 Then Daniel, whose name [was] Belteshazzar, was astonied for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. The king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream [be] to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies.
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