Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin


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Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin

(mē`nē, mē`nē, tē`kəl, yo͞ofär`sĭn), in the Bible, the mysterious riddle written by a hand on the wall at Belshazzar's feast. These Aramaic words may be translated literally as, "It has been counted and counted, weighed and divided." Daniel interpreted this to mean that the king's deeds had been weighed and found deficient and that his kingdom would therefore be divided.