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It then became clear that the phrase was an elaborate wordplay, relying on the fact that each word can denote a different coin, and the third word can be interpreted as 'Persia'. Daniel's interpretation, as recorded in the first easily understood English version of the Bible, the King James Version , , was:.
This the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. The point of the moral tale was that Belshazzar couldn't see the warning that was apparent to others because he was engrossed with his sinning ways.
The subtlety of the biblical wordplay is now somewhat lost on those of us who don't speak ancient Aramaic. Perhaps a flavour of the style can be conveyed by comparing it to the lyrics of the popular World War II novelty song Mairzy Doats:. Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy diveya A kiddley divey too, wooden shoe? Literally, that's meaningless but a wartime Daniel could have translated it into its actual meaning:.