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Daniel 2:32-43 (New American Standard)

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32 "The 1head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. 34 "You acontinued looking until a 2stone was cut out 3without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and 4crushed them. 35 "Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed ball at the same time and became 5like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that 6not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great 7mountain and filled the whole earth.

The Interpretation--Babylon the First Kingdom

36 "This was the dream; now we will tell 8its interpretation before the king. 37 "You, O king, are the 9king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the ckingdom, the 10power, the strength and the glory; 38 and wherever the sons of men dwell, or the 11beasts of the field, or the birds of the sky, He has given them into your hand and has caused you to rule over them all. You are the head of gold.

Medo-Persia and Greece

39 "After you there will arise another kingdom inferior to you, then another third kingdom of bronze, which will rule over all the earth.

Rome

40 "Then there will be a 12fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces. 41 "In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with dcommon clay. 42 "As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle. 43 "And in that you saw the iron mixed with ecommon clay, they will combine with one another fin the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another , even as iron does not combine with pottery.
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