Rome

40 Then there will be a (A)fourth kingdom as strong as iron; just as iron smashes and crushes everything, so, like iron that crushes, it will smash and crush all these things. 41 And 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 within it some of the toughness of iron, since you saw the iron mixed with [a]common clay. 42 And just 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 fragile. 43 In that you saw the iron mixed with [b]common clay, they will combine with one another [c]in [d]their descendants; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not combine with pottery.

The Divine Kingdom

44 And in the days of those kings the (B)God of heaven will (C)set up a (D)kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be [e]left for another people; it will (E)crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 2:41 Lit wet clay
  2. Daniel 2:43 Lit wet clay
  3. Daniel 2:43 Or with
  4. Daniel 2:43 Lit the seed of men
  5. Daniel 2:44 Or passed on to