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