36 “This was the dream. Now we will tell the king its interpretation. 37 You, O king, (A)the king of kings, to whom (B)the God of heaven (C)has given the kingdom, the power, and the might, and the glory, 38 and into whose hand he has given, wherever they dwell, the children of man, (D)the beasts of the field, and the birds of the heavens, making you rule over them all—you are (E)the head of gold. 39 (F)Another kingdom inferior to you shall arise after you, and yet a third kingdom (G)of bronze, (H)which shall rule over all the earth. 40 And (I)there shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron, because iron (J)breaks to pieces and shatters all things. And like iron that crushes, it shall (K)break and crush all these. 41 And as you saw (L)the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom, but some of the (M)firmness of iron shall be in it, just as you saw iron mixed with the soft clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle. 43 As you saw the iron mixed with soft clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage,[a] but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay. 44 And in the days of those kings (N)the God of heaven will set up (O)a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. (P)It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and (Q)it shall stand forever, 45 just as (R)you saw that (S)a stone was cut from a mountain by no human hand, and that (T)it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold. A (U)great God has made known to the king what shall be after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation sure.”

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 2:43 Aramaic by the seed of men

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