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Daniel 5:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then came in all the king's wise men; but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then all the king’s wise men came in, but they could not read the inscription or make known its interpretation to the king.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then came in all the king's wise [men]: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation of it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then came in all the king's wise men, but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then were coming in all the wise men of the king,—but, the writing, could they not read, nor, the interpretation, make known to the king.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Then coming up are all the wise men of the king, and they are not able to read the writing, and the interpretation to make known to the king;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then came in all the king's wise men, but they could neither read the writing, nor declare the interpretation to the king.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then came in all the kings wise men, but they could not reade the writing, nor make knowen to the king the interpretation thereof.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Then came in all the king's wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known the interpretation to the king.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— 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.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then 116
{0116} Prime
אֱדַיִן
'edayin
{ed-ah'-yin}
(Chaldee); of uncertain derivation; then (of time).
came y5954
[5954] Standard
עָלַל
`alal
{al-al'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5953 (in the sense of thrusting oneself in), to enter; causatively to introduce.
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
in x5954
(5954) Complement
עָלַל
`alal
{al-al'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5953 (in the sense of thrusting oneself in), to enter; causatively to introduce.
all 3606
{3606} Prime
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
the king's 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
wise 2445
{2445} Prime
חַכִּים
chakkiym
{khak-keem'}
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H2449; wise, that is, a Magian.
[men]: but they could 3546
{3546} Prime
כְּהַל
k@hal
{keh-hal'}
(Chaldee); a root corresponding to H3201 and H3557; to be able.
z8751
<8751> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 72
not 3809
{3809} Prime
לָא
la'
{law}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3808.
read 7123
{7123} Prime
קְרַא
q@ra'
{ker-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7121.
z8749
<8749> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 31
the writing, 3792
{3792} Prime
כְּתַב
k@thab
{keth-awb'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3791.
nor make known 3046
{3046} Prime
יְדַע
y@da`
{yed-ah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3045.
z8682
<8682> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 34
to the king 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
the interpretation 6591
{6591} Prime
פְּשַׁר
p@shar
{pesh-ar'}
(Chaldee); from H6590; an interpretation.
thereof.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 5:8

_ _ The words were in such a character as to be illegible to the Chaldees, God reserving this honor to Daniel.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Daniel 5:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
but:
Because, probably, it was written in the ancient Hebrew or Samaritan character.
Daniel 2:27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise [men], the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king;
Daniel 4:7 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.
Genesis 41:8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but [there was] none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
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.
Isaiah 47:12-15 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. ... Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, [even] thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
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Gn 41:8. Is 47:9, 12. Dn 2:27; 4:7.

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