Daniel 5: The writing on the Wall (Children’s bible study)

1- Who was the king of Babylon before King Belshazzar ruled? vs 2 : _________________  (hint: Belshazzar’s father)

2- What/Who were the people praising? Vs 4 _______________________________________

3- Psalm 115: 4-8   Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands. They have mouths but cannot s_________, and eyes but cannot s______. They have ears but cannot h______, and noses but cannot s______. They have hands but cannot f______, and feet but cannot w_______, and throats but cannot make a s_________. And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.

4-‘C________ is anyone who c__________ or casts an idol and secretly sets it up. These idols, the work of craftsmen, are d____________ to the LORD.’ And all the people will reply, ‘Amen. Deuteronomy 27:15

5- Write the 4th commandment: Exodus 20:4_______________________________

6-Who are we to Praise? Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of ___________! He is to be feared above all gods. Psalm 96:4

7- Who do we rejoice in?  The godly will rejoice in the LORD and find s_________ in him. And those who do what is right will P_______ him. Psalm 64:10

8-     What did the king see that scared him? vs 5 _______________________________

9-     What was the king doing and where was he when he saw this?______________________________________________________________

10- What was the kings request in vs 7?_____________________________________

11- The Queen of Babylon tells King Belshazzar about Daniel. How does she describe Daniel? vs 11-12

       a-Full of the Spirit of the H_______  _G__________
       b- L________ , understanding and W________ of the gods is  in him.
       c- He is the Chief of M__________, A____________, and Chaldeans
       d-He is of an excellent spirit, full of knowledge, understanding, interpreting, dreams, solving r_________, explaining enigmas(things hard to understand)

12- What did the king offer to Daniel if he could read the writing and explain the interpretation? Vs 16

       a-      clothed in p________________
       b-     have a chain of ____________ around his neck
       c-      he would be the ______________ ruler in the kingdom

13- Who is Daniel describing in verses 19-21? _________________________

14- What was the sin lurking in the king’s heart? Vs 20__________________

15-  ________ leads to disgrace, but with H________ comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

16- What was written on the wall and what did it mean?

a-      ____________________________

b-     ____________________________

c-      ____________________________

d-     ____________________________

17- Who became the next king that very night?_____________ the Mede

18- What happened to Belshazzar?vs 30 ___________________

19-  Isaiah 51:1: Why did God stir up the Medes against Babylon?_________________________________________________________

20-  How did the new King Darius of Babylon treat Daniel? Daniel 6:1-3 __________________________________________________________________________________


Daniel 5
Belshazzar’s Feast

 Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, and drank wine in the presence of the thousand. While he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave the command to bring the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple which had been in Jerusalem, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them. Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple of the house of God which had been in Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines drank from them. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.

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. Then the king’s countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his hips were loosened and his knees knocked against each other. The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. The king spoke, saying to the wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing, and tells me its interpretation, shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around his neck; and he shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.” Now all the king’s wise men came, but they could not read the writing, or make known to the king its interpretation. Then King Belshazzar was greatly troubled, his countenance was changed, and his lords were astonished.

10 The queen, because of the words of the king and his lords, came to the banquet hall. The queen spoke, saying, “O king, live forever! Do not let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your countenance change. 11 There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and King Nebuchadnezzar your father—your father the king—made him chief of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers. 12 Inasmuch as an excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams, solving riddles, and explaining enigmas[a] were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let Daniel be called, and he will give the interpretation.”

13 Then Daniel was brought in before the king. The king spoke, and said to Daniel, “Are you that Daniel who is one of the captives[b] from Judah, whom my father the king brought from Judah? 14 I have heard of you, that the Spirit of God is in you, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you. 15 Now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing and make known to me its interpretation, but they could not give the interpretation of the thing. 16 And I have heard of you, that you can give interpretations and explain enigmas. Now if you can read the writing and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.”

17 Then Daniel answered, and said before the king, “Let your gifts be for yourself, and give your rewards to another; yet I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation. 18 O king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom and majesty, glory and honor. 19 And because of the majesty that He gave him, all peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him. Whomever he wished, he executed; whomever he wished, he kept alive; whomever he wished, he set up; and whomever he wished, he put down. 20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him. 21 Then he was driven from the sons of men, his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys. They fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till he knew that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and appoints over it whomever He chooses.

22 “But you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, although you knew all this. 23 And you have lifted yourself up against the Lord of heaven. They have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your concubines, have drunk wine from them. And you have praised the gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, which do not see or hear or know; and the God who holds your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified. 24 Then the fingers[c] of the hand were sent from Him, and this writing was written.

25 “And this is the inscription that was written:MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.

26 This is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; 27 TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; 28 PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”[g] 29 Then Belshazzar gave the command, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a chain of gold around his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.30 That very night Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans, was slain. 31 And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.


About Ancient Paths

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
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