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(A) all those kingdoms(B) and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.(C) 45 This is the meaning of the vision of the rock(D) cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands(E)—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.

“The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future.(F) The dream is true(G) and its interpretation is trustworthy.”

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You will break them with a rod of iron[a];(A)
    you will dash them to pieces(B) like pottery.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 2:9 Or will rule them with an iron scepter (see Septuagint and Syriac)

12 For the nation or kingdom that will not serve(A) you will perish;
    it will be utterly ruined.(B)

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25 He will cause deceit(A) to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes.(B) Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.(C)

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