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Daniel 5:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In that night Belshazzar the Chaldean King was slain.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— That same night Belshazzar the Chaldean king was slain.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In that night, was slain—Belshazzar, the king of the Chaldeans.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In that night Belshazzar king of the Chaldeans is slain,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The same night Baltasar, the Chaldean king, was slain.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Caldeans slaine.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— In the same night was Belteshazzar{gr.Baltasar} the Chaldean king slain.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— In that night was Belshatztzar the king of the Kasdaye slain.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In that night 3916
{3916} Prime
לֵילֵי
leyl@ya'
{lay-leh-yaw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3915.
was Blaxxar בֵּלשַׁאצַּר 1113
{1113} Prime
בֵּלְשַׁאְצַּר
Belsha'tstsar
{bale-shats-tsar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1112.
the king 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
of the Ca$dy כַּשׂדָּיֵא 3779
{3779} Prime
כַּשְׂדַּי
Kasday
{kas-dah'-ee}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3778; a Chaldaean or inhabitant of Chaldaea; by implication a Magian or professional astrologer.
slain. 6992
{6992} Prime
קְטַל
q@tal
{ket-al'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6991; to kill.
z8752
<8752> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 51
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 5:30

_ _ Herodotus and Xenophon confirm Daniel as to the suddenness of the event. Cyrus diverted the Euphrates into a new channel and, guided by two deserters, marched by the dry bed into the city, while the Babylonians were carousing at an annual feast to the gods. See also Isaiah 21:5; Isaiah 44:27; Jeremiah 50:38, Jeremiah 50:39; Jeremiah 51:36. As to Belshazzar’s being slain, compare Isaiah 14:18-20; Isaiah 21:2-9; Jeremiah 50:29-35; Jeremiah 51:57.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Daniel 5:30-31

_ _ Here is, 1. The death of the king. Reason enough he had to tremble, for he was just falling into the hands of the king of terrors, Daniel 5:30. In that night, when his heart was merry with wine, the besiegers broke into the city, aimed at the palace; there they found the king, and gave him his death's wound. He could not find any place so secret as to conceal him, or so strong as to protect him. Heathen writers speak of Cyrus's taking Babylon by surprise, with the assistance of two deserters that showed him the best way into the city. And it was foretold what a consternation it would be to the court, Jeremiah 51:11, Jeremiah 51:39. Note, Death comes as a snare upon those whose hearts are overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness. 2. The transferring of the kingdom into other hands. From the head of gold we now descend to the breast and arms of silver. Darius the Mede took the kingdom in partnership with, and by the consent of, Cyrus, who had conquered it, Daniel 5:31. They were partners in war and conquest, and so they were in dominion, Daniel 6:28. Notice is taken of his age, that he was now sixty-two years old, for which reason Cyrus, who was his nephew, gave him the precedency. Some observe that being now sixty-two years old, in the last year of the captivity, he was born in the eighth year of it, and that was the year when Jeconiah was carried captive and all the nobles, etc. See 2 Kings 24:13-15. Just at that time when the most fatal stroke was given was a prince born that in process of time should avenge Jerusalem upon Babylon, and heal the wound that was now given. Thus deep are the counsels of God concerning his people, thus kind are his designs towards them.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Daniel 5:1-2 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand. ... Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which [was] in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.
Isaiah 21:4-9 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me. ... And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, [with] a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.
Isaiah 47:9 But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
Jeremiah 51:11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device [is] against Babylon, to destroy it; because it [is] the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.
Jeremiah 51:31 One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at [one] end,
Jeremiah 51:39 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 51:57 And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise [men], her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name [is] the LORD of hosts.
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Is 21:4; 47:9. Jr 51:11, 31, 39, 57. Dn 5:1.

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