Question: «What is the meaning of mene mene tekel upharsin? What is the meaning of the handwriting on the wall?» What is the meaning of the handwriting on the wall?» Answer: The phrase mene mene tekel upharsin appears in Daniel 5, along with its translation.
Daniel read it «Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin» and explained it to mean that God had «numbered» the kingdom of Belshazzar and brought it to an end; that the king had been weighed and found wanting; and that his kingdom was divided and given to the Medes and Persians (Dan. v. 1-28).
Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin definition, numbered, numbered, weighed, divided: the miraculous writing on the wall interpreted by Daniel as foretelling the destruction of …
And this is the writing that was inscribed: Mene, Mene, Tekel, and Parsin. Berean Study Bible Now this is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN.
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MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN(PARSIN) The prophecy is found in Daniel chapter 5 and the surface meaning of the handwriting of God incident is provided in the verses Daniel 5:25-28. Dan 5:25 And this is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. :26 …
Mene’, which, however it is pointed, must be taken from the verb menah (Hebrew manah; Babylonian manu), is said to have indicated that God had numbered (the days of) Belshazzar’s kingdom and finished it (or delivered it up).
Daniel reads the words «MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN» and interprets them for the king: «MENE, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; TEKEL, you have been weighed and found wanting;» and «PERES, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.