Daniel 5:5

NET ©

At that very moment the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the royal palace wall, opposite the lampstand. The king was watching the back of the hand that was writing.

NIV ©

Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote.

NASB ©

Suddenly the fingers of a man’s hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing.

NLT ©

At that very moment they saw the fingers of a human hand writing on the plaster wall of the king’s palace, near the lampstand. The king himself saw the hand as it wrote,

MSG ©

At that very moment, the fingers of a human hand appeared and began writing on the lamp-illumined, whitewashed wall of the palace. When the king saw the disembodied hand writing away,

BBE ©

In that very hour the fingers of a man’s hand were seen, writing opposite the support for the light on the white wall of the king’s house, and the king saw the part of the hand which was writing.

NRSV ©

Immediately the fingers of a human hand appeared and began writing on the plaster of the wall of the royal palace, next to the lampstand. The king was watching the hand as it wrote.

NKJV ©

In the same hour the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

KJV
In the same hour
<08160>
came forth
<05312> (8754)
fingers
<0677>
of a man's
<0606>
hand
<03028>_,
and wrote
<03790> (8751)
over against
<06903>
the candlestick
<05043>
upon
<05922>
the plaister
<01528>
of the wall
<03797>
of the king's
<04430>
palace
<01965>_:
and the king
<04430>
saw
<02370> (8751)
the part
<06447>
of the hand
<03028>
that wrote
<03790> (8751)_.
HEBREW
hbtk
<03790>
yd
<01768>
hdy
<03028>
op
<06447>
hzx
<02370>
aklmw
<04430>
aklm
<04430>
yd
<01768>
alkyh
<01965>
ltk
<03797>
yd
<01768>
aryg
<01528>
le
<05922>
atsrbn
<05043>
lbql
<06903>
Nbtkw
<03790>
sna
<0606>
dy
<03028>
yd
<01768>
Nebua
<0677>
*hqpn {wqpn}
<05312>
htes
<08160>
hb (5:5)
<0>
LXXM
en
<1722>  
PREP
auth
<846>  
D-DSF
th
<3588>  
T-DSF
wra
<5610>  
N-DSF
exhlyon
<1831>  
V-AAI-3P
daktuloi
<1147>  
N-NPM
ceirov
<5495>  
N-GSF
anyrwpou
<444>  
N-GSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
egrafon
<1125>  
V-IAI-3P
katenanti
 
PREP
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
lampadov
<2985>  
N-GSF
epi
<1909>  
PREP
to
<3588>  
T-ASN
koniama
 
N-ASN
tou
<3588>  
T-GSM
toicou
<5109>  
N-GSM
tou
<3588>  
T-GSM
oikou
<3624>  
N-GSM
tou
<3588>  
T-GSM
basilewv
<935>  
N-GSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
o
<3588>  
T-NSM
basileuv
<935>  
N-NSM
eyewrei
<2334>  
V-IAI-3S
touv
<3588>  
T-APM
astragalouv
 
N-APM
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
ceirov
<5495>  
N-GSF
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
grafoushv
<1125>  
V-PAPGS
NET © [draft] ITL
At that very moment
<08160>
the fingers
<0677>
of a human
<0606>
hand
<03028>
appeared
<05312>
and wrote
<03790>
on the plaster
<01528>
of the royal
<04430>
palace
<01965>
wall
<03797>
, opposite
<05922>
the lampstand
<05043>
. The king
<04430>
was watching
<02370>
the back
<06447>
of the hand
<03028>
that
<01768>
was writing
<03790>
.
NET © Notes

tn Aram “came forth.”

sn The mention of the lampstand in this context is of interest because it suggests that the writing was in clear view.

tn While Aramaic פַּס (pas) can mean the palm of the hand, here it seems to be the back of the hand that is intended.