PERES [singular form, same root as upharsin], Your kingdom and your kingship are divided and given to the Medes and Persians [Foretold, Isa. 21:2, 5, 9.]
For many people it may be difficult to understand why all the wise men, the soothsayers, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers were unable to translate a few simple words, especially when Daniel’s prescribed education in languages was the same as their own, and he had no difficulty.
The answer is that any wise man present probably could recognize the four inscribed words, but only the uncompromising man of God – who knew God by daily fellowship and communion with Him, who was so dedicated to Him that God could speak to him and through him – only such a man could tell what the words really meant.
Blessed – happy, fortunate, prosperous and enviable – are those who DARE TO BE A DANIEL!
– The Amplified Bible: page 1003