Daniel 5:26 Index
"This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it."
Research Material

"This is the interpretation of the thing..."

  • The people waited with bated breath as Daniel turned to the writing on the wall, and read the message traced by the angel hand. The hand had been withdrawn, but four terrible words remained.... (SNH 82)


  • Mene is a form of the verb "to number," and means "numbered." (KC 66)
  • It is time for the message of God's forbearance to be proclaimed, to win men to repentance; and it is just as verily time for men to be warned that there are limits to God's forbearance. Men may advance, as did Belshazzar, in presumption and defiance, until they pass the boundary. Blasphemy may be so developed as to exhaust the patience of the longsuffering God.... (6MR 391)