"The 1head of that statue was made of finegold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze,
its legs of iron, its feetpartly of iron and partly of clay.
"You acontinuedlookinguntil a 2stone was cut out 3withouthands, 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 crushedball at the sametime and became5like chaff from the summerthreshingfloors; and the windcarried them away so that 6not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statuebecame a great7mountain and filled the wholeearth.
36"This was the dream; now we will tell8its interpretationbefore the king.
"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;
and wherever the sons of mendwell, 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.
"Then there will be a 12fourthkingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as ironcrushes and shattersallthings, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and breakallthese in pieces.
"In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter'sclay and partly of iron, it will be a dividedkingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the ironmixed with dcommonclay.
"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.
"And in that you saw the ironmixed with ecommonclay, they will combine with one another fin the seed of men; but they will not adhere to oneanother , even as iron does not combine with pottery.