We therefore are informing the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are completed, you will not retain control 1 of this portion of Trans-Euphrates.”
Then Tattenai governor of Trans-Euphrates, Shethar-Bozenai, and their colleagues acted accordingly – with precision, just as Darius the king had given instructions. 1
So the satraps, prefects, governors, counselors, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the other provincial authorities assembled for the dedication of the statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had erected. They were standing in front of the statue that Nebuchadnezzar had erected. 1
At that very moment the fingers of a human hand appeared 1 and wrote on the plaster of the royal palace wall, opposite the lampstand. 2 The king was watching the back 3 of the hand that was writing.
Due to the noise 1 caused by the king and his nobles, the queen mother 2 then entered the banquet room. She 3 said, “O king, live forever! Don’t be alarmed! Don’t be shaken!