mene, mene, tekel, upharsin


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mene, mene, tekel, upharsin

(ˈmiːniː ˈmiːniː ˈtɛkəl juːˈfɑːsɪn)
n
(Bible) Old Testament the words that appeared on the wall during Belshazzar's Feast (Daniel 5:25), interpreted by Daniel to mean that God had doomed the kingdom of Belshazzar
[Aramaic: numbered, numbered, weighed, divided]
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He reads and explains the writing on the wall, in which the words are Aramaic but transliterated into Hebrew: Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin (5:25).
MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN SPLM days of corruption and misrule has been numbered, it has been weight and it has been found wanting!
To Belshazzar, Daniel interpreted the meaning of the Aramaic writing on a wall, "mene, mene, tekel, upharsin," as evidence of God's decision to destroy the city.