Daniel told the king to keep his gifts (Dan 5:17-5:17)

“Then Daniel answered

In the presence

Of the king.

‘Let your gifts be

For yourself!

Give your rewards

To someone else!

Nevertheless,

I will read

The writing

To the king.

I will

Let him know

Its interpretation.’”

Daniel responded to the king. He did not care for the gifts or the promotion in the kingdom. The king could keep them. However, he was going to read the writing on the wall. Then he would let the king know about its interpretation.