Daniel 2:42

42 As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle.

Daniel 2:42 in Other Translations

KJV
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
ESV
42 And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle.
NLT
42 But while some parts of it will be as strong as iron, other parts will be as weak as clay.
MSG
42 it will end up a mixed bag of the breakable and unbreakable.
CSB
42 and that the toes of the feet were part iron and part fired clay-part of the kingdom will be strong, and part will be brittle.

Daniel 2:42 Meaning and Commentary

Daniel 2:42

And as the toes of the feet were part of iron and part of
clay
Or some of them of iron, and so were strong and powerful, as some of these kingdoms were; and some of clay, and so were weak and easily crushed, and did not stand long: so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken;
this is not unfitly interpreted by some of the two fold power which has prevailed in these ten kingdoms, through the policy of the pope of Rome, the secular and ecclesiastic power; the latter often encroaching upon and prevailing over the other, which has tended to the weakening of these states.

Daniel 2:42 In-Context

40 Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others.
41 Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay.
42 As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle.
43 And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.
44 “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.