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Daniel 5:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In the same hour came forth the fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Suddenly the fingers of a man’s hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Immediately, came forth the fingers of the hand of a man, and wrote, over against the chandelier, upon the plaster of the wall of the palace of the king,—and, the king, saw the part of the hand which was writing,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In that hour come forth have fingers of a man's hand, and they are writing over-against the candlestick, on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king is seeing the extremity of the hand that is writing;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In the same hour there appeared fingers, as it were of the hand of a man, writing over against the candlestick, upon the surface of the wall of the king's palace: and the king beheld the joints of the hand that wrote.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In the same houre came forth fingers of a mans hand, and wrote ouer against the candlesticke vpon the plaister of the wall of the Kings palace, and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote in front of the lamp on the plaster of the wall of the king's house: and the king saw the knuckles of the hand that wrote.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In the same hour 8160
{8160} Prime
שָׁעָה
sha`ah
{shaw-aw'}
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H8159; properly a look, that is, a moment.
came forth 5312
{5312} Prime
נְפַק
n@phaq
{nef-ak'}
(Chaldee); a primitive root; to issue; causatively, to bring out.
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
fingers 677
{0677} Prime
אֶצְבַּע
'etsba`
{ets-bah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0676.
of 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.
a man's 606
{0606} Prime
אֱנָשׁ
'enash
{en-awsh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0582; a man.
hand, 3028
{3028} Prime
יַד
yad
{yad}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3027.
and wrote 3790
{3790} Prime
כְּתַב
k@thab
{keth-ab'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3789.
z8751
<8751> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 72
over against 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.
the candlestick 5043
{5043} Prime
נֶבְרְשָׁה
nebr@sha'
{neb-reh-shaw'}
(Chaldee); from an unused root meaning to shine; a light; plural (collectively) a chandelier.
upon 5922
{5922} Prime
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
the plaister 1528
{1528} Prime
גִּיר
giyr
{gheer}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1615; lime.
of 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 wall 3797
{3797} Prime
כְּתַל
k@thal
{keth-al'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3796.
of 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's 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
palace: 1965
{1965} Prime
הֵיכַל
heykal
{hay-kal'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1964.
and the king 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
saw 2370
{2370} Prime
חַזָא
chaza'
{khaz-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2372; to gaze upon; mentally to dream, be usual (that is, seem).
z8751
<8751> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 72
the part 6447
{6447} Prime
פַּס
pac
{pas}
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H6461; to palm (of the hand, as being spread out).
of the hand 3028
{3028} Prime
יַד
yad
{yad}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3027.
that 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.
wrote. 3790
{3790} Prime
כְּתַב
k@thab
{keth-ab'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3789.
z8751
<8751> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 72
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 5:5

_ _ In the same hour — that the cause of God’s visitation might be palpable, namely, the profanation of His vessels and His holy name.

_ _ fingers of ... hand — God admonishes him, not by a dream (as Nebuchadnezzar had been warned), or by a voice, but by “fingers coming forth,” the invisibility of Him who moved them heightening the awful impressiveness of the scene, the hand of the Unseen One attesting his doom before the eyes of himself and his guilty fellow revelers.

_ _ against the candlestick — the candelabra; where the mystic characters would be best seen. Barnes makes it the candlestick taken from the temple of Jerusalem, the nearness of the writing to it intimating that the rebuke was directed against the sacrilege.

_ _ upon the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace — Written in cuneiform letters on slabs on the walls, and on the very bricks, are found the perpetually recurring recital of titles, victories, and exploits, to remind the spectator at every point of the regal greatness. It is significant, that on the same wall on which the king was accustomed to read the flattering legends of his own magnificence, he beholds the mysterious inscription which foretells his fall (compare Proverbs 16:18; Acts 12:21-23).

_ _ part of the hand — the anterior part, namely, the fingers.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Daniel 5:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Daniel 5:5

Came forth fingers — The likeness of a man's hand.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Daniel 5:5

In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over (e) against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

(e) That it might the better be seen.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the same:

Daniel 4:31 While the word [was] in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, [saying], O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.
Daniel 4:33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' [feathers], and his nails like birds' [claws].
Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked [is] short, and the joy of the hypocrite [but] for a moment?
Psalms 78:30-31 They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat [was] yet in their mouths, ... The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen [men] of Israel.
Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Luke 12:19-20 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, [and] be merry. ... But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. ... For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

wrote:

Daniel 5:8 Then came in all the king's wise [men]: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof.
Daniel 5:15 And now the wise [men], the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing:
Daniel 5:24-28 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written. ... PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Revelation 20:12-15 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. ... And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
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Jb 20:5. Ps 78:30. Pv 29:1. Dn 4:31, 33; 5:8, 15, 24. Lk 12:19. Col 2:14. 1Th 5:2. Rv 20:12.

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