NASB — Daniel 2 — KJV

The King’s Forgotten Dream

1 Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar Iahad dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his bsleep IIleft him. 2 Then the king Igave orders to call in the IIamagicians, the conjurers, the sorcerers and the IIIChaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king. 3 The king said to them, “I Iahad a dream and my spirit IIis anxious to IIIunderstand the dream.”

[1] ILit dreamed dreams IILit was gone upon him aGn 40:5-8; 41:1, 8; Jb 33:15-17; Dn 2:3; 4:5 bEs 6:1; Dn 6:18
[2] ILit said to call IIOr soothsayer priests IIIOr master astrologers, and so throughout the ch aGn 41:8; Ex 7:11; Is 47:12, 13; Dn 1:20; 2:10, 27; 4:6; 5:7
[3] ILit dreamed IILit was troubled IIILit know aGn 40:8; 41:15; Dn 4:5

4 ¶ Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in IaAramaic: “bO king, live forever! cTell the dream to your servants, and we will declare the interpretation.” 5 The king replied to the Chaldeans, “IThe command from me is firm: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you will be IIatorn limb from limb and your houses will be made a rubbish heap. 6 But if you declare the dream and its interpretation, you will receive from me agifts and a reward and great honor; therefore declare to me the dream and its interpretation.” 7 They answered a second time and said, “Let the king atell the dream to his servants, and we will declare the interpretation.” 8 The king replied, “I know for certain that you are Ibargaining for time, inasmuch as you have seen that IIthe command from me is firm, 9 that if you do not make the dream known to me, there is only aone Idecree for you. For you have agreed together to speak lying and corrupt IIwords before me until the IIIsituation is changed; therefore tell me the dream, that I may bknow that you can declare to me its interpretation.” 10 The Chaldeans answered Ithe king and said, “There is not a man on earth who could declare the matter IIfor the king, inasmuch as no great king or ruler has [ever] asked anything like this of any IIIamagician, conjurer or Chaldean. 11 Moreover, the thing which the king demands is Idifficult, and there is no one else who could declare it IIto the king except agods, whose bdwelling place is not with [mortal] flesh.”

[4] IThe text is in Aramaic from here through 7:28 aEzr 4:7; Is 36:11 bDn 3:9; 5:10 cDn 2:7
[5] IAnother reading is The word has gone from me IILit made into limbs aEzr 6:11; Dn 2:12; 3:29
[6] aDn 2:48; 5:7, 16, 29
[7] aDn 2:4
[8] ILit buying IIV 5, note 1
[9] IOr law IILit word IIILit time aEs 4:11; Dn 3:15 bIs 41:23
[10] ILit before the IILit of IIIOr soothsayer priest aDn 2:2, 27
[11] IOr rare IILit before aGn 41:39; Dn 5:11 bEx 29:45; Is 57:15

12 ¶ Because of this the king became aindignant and very furious and gave orders to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. 13 So the Idecree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they looked for aDaniel and his friends to IIkill [them].

[12] aPs 76:10; Dn 2:5; 3:13, 19
[13] IOr law IILit be killed aDn 1:19, 20

14 ¶ Then Daniel replied with discretion and discernment to aArioch, the captain of the king’s Ibodyguard, who had gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon; 15 he said to Arioch, the king’s commander, “For what reason is the Idecree from the king [so] IIurgent?” Then Arioch informed Daniel about the matter. 16 So Daniel went in and requested of the king that he would Igive him time, in order that he might declare the interpretation to the king.

[14] IOr executioners aDn 2:24
[15] IOr law IIOr harsh
[16] IOr appoint a time for him

17 ¶ Then Daniel went to his house and informed his friends, aHananiah, Mishael and Azariah, about the matter, 18 so that they might arequest compassion from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be bdestroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

[17] aDn 1:6
[18] aEs 4:15, 16; Is 37:4; Jr 33:3; Ezk 36:37; Dn 2:23 bGn 18:28; Mal 3:18

The Secret Is Revealed to Daniel

19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a night avision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven; 20 Daniel said,
  “Let the name of God be ablessed forever and ever,
  For bwisdom and power belong to Him.
  21 “It is He who achanges the times and the epochs;
  He bremoves kings and Iestablishes kings;
  He gives cwisdom to wise men
  And knowledge to IImen of understanding.
  22 “It is He who areveals the profound and hidden things;
  bHe knows what is in the darkness,
  And the clight dwells with Him.
  23 “To You, O aGod of my fathers, I give thanks and praise,
  For You have given me bwisdom and power;
  Even now You have made known to me what we crequested of You,
  For You have made known to us the king’s matter.”

[19] aNu 12:6; Jb 33:15, 16; Dn 1:17; 7:2, 7, 13
[20] aPs 103:1, 2; 113:1, 2; 115:18; 145:1, 2, 21 b1Ch 29:11, 12; Jb 12:13, 16-22; Dn 2:21-23
[21] IOr sets up IILit knowers aPs 31:15; Dn 2:9; 7:25 bJb 12:18; Ps 75:6, 7; Dn 4:17, 32 c1K 3:9, 10; 4:29; Jm 1:5
[22] aJb 12:22; Ps 25:14; Dn 2:19, 28 bJb 26:6; Ps 139:12; Is 45:7; Jr 23:24; He 4:13 cPs 36:9; Dn 5:11, 14; Jm 1:17; 1 Jn 1:5
[23] aGn 31:42; Ex 3:15 bDn 1:17; 2:21 cPs 21:2, 4; Dn 2:18, 29, 30

24 ¶ Therefore, Daniel went in to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon; he went and spoke to him as follows: “aDo not destroy the wise men of Babylon! Take me Iinto the king’s presence, and I will declare the interpretation to the king.”

[24] ILit in before the king aDn 2:12, 13; Ac 27:24

25 ¶ Then Arioch hurriedly abrought Daniel Iinto the king’s presence and spoke to him as follows: “I have found a man among the IIbexiles from Judah who can make the interpretation known to the king!” 26 The king said to Daniel, whose name was aBelteshazzar, “Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen and its interpretation?” 27 Daniel answered before the king and said, “As for the mystery about which the king has inquired, neither awise men, conjurers, Imagicians [nor] diviners are able to declare [it] to the king. 28 However, there is a aGod in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the Iblatter days. This was your dream and the cvisions IIin your mind [while] on your bed. 29 As for you, O king, [while] on your bed your thoughts Iturned to what would take place IIin the future; and aHe who reveals mysteries has made known to you what will take place. 30 But as for me, this mystery has not been revealed to me for any awisdom Iresiding in me more than [in] any [other] living man, but for the purpose of making the interpretation known to the king, and that you may IIunderstand the bthoughts of your IIImind.

[25] ILit in before the king IILit sons of the exile of aGn 41:14 bDn 1:6; 5:13; 6:13
[26] aDn 1:7; 4:8; 5:12
[27] IOr soothsayer priests aDn 2:2, 10, 11; 5:7, 8
[28] ILit end of the days IILit of your head aGn 40:8; 41:16; Dn 2:22, 45 bGn 49:1; Is 2:2; Dn 10:14; Mi 4:1 cDn 4:5
[29] ILit came up IILit after this aDn 2:23, 47
[30] ILit which is IILit know IIILit heart aGn 41:16; Dn 1:17 bPs 139:2; Am 4:13

The King’s Dream

31 ¶ “You, O king, were looking and behold, there was a single great statue; that statue, which was large and Iof extraordinary splendor, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was aawesome. 32 The ahead of that statue [was made] of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. 34 You Icontinued looking until a astone was cut out bwithout hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and ccrushed them. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed Iall at the same time and became alike chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that bnot a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great cmountain and filled the whole earth.

[31] ILit its splendor was surpassing aHab 1:7
[32] aDn 2:38
[34] ILit were aDn 2:45 bDn 8:25; Zc 4:6 cPs 2:9; Is 60:12
[35] ILit like one aPs 1:4; Is 17:13; 41:15, 16; Ho 13:3 bPs 37:10, 36 cIs 2:2; Mi 4:1

The Interpretation—Babylon the First Kingdom

36 ¶ “This [was] the dream; now we will tell aits interpretation before the king. 37 You, O king, are the aking of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the Ikingdom, the bpower, the strength and the glory; 38 and wherever the sons of men dwell, [or] the abeasts 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.

[36] aDn 2:24
[37] IOr sovereignty aIs 47:5; Jr 27:6, 7; Ezk 26:7 bPs 62:11
[38] aPs 50:10, 11; Dn 4:21, 22

Medo-Persia and Greece

39 After you there will arise another kingdom inferior to you, then another third kingdom of bronze, which will rule over all the earth.

Rome

40 Then there will be a afourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces. 41 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 in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with Icommon clay. 42 [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. 43 And in that you saw the iron mixed with Icommon clay, they will combine with one another IIin the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery.

[40] aDn 7:23
[41] ILit clay of mud
[43] ILit clay of mud IIOr with

The Divine Kingdom

44 In the days of those kings the aGod of heaven will bset up a ckingdom which will never be destroyed, and [that] kingdom will not be Ileft for another people; it will dcrush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever. 45 Inasmuch as you saw that a astone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold, the bgreat God has made known to the king what cwill take place Iin the future; so the dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy.”

[44] IOr passed on to aDn 2:28, 37 bIs 9:6, 7 cPs 145:13; Ezk 37:25; Dn 4:3, 34; 6:26; 7:14, 27; Mi 4:7; Lk 1:32, 33 dPs 2:9; Is 60:12; Dn 2:34, 35
[45] ILit after this aDn 2:34 bDt 10:17; 2S 7:22; Ps 48:1; Jr 32:18, 19; Dn 2:29; Mal 1:11 cGn 41:28, 32

Daniel Promoted

46 ¶ Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face and did ahomage to Daniel, and gave orders to present to him an offering and Ibfragrant incense. 47 The king answered Daniel and said, “Surely ayour God is a bGod of gods and a Lord of kings and a crevealer of mysteries, since you have been able to reveal this mystery.” 48 Then the king Iapromoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts, and he made him ruler over the whole bprovince of Babylon and chief IIprefect over all the wise men of Babylon. 49 And Daniel made request of the king, and he aappointed bShadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego over the administration of the province of Babylon, while Daniel [was] at the king’s Iccourt.

[46] ILit sweet odors aDn 3:5, 7; Ac 10:25; 14:13; Rv 19:10; 22:8 bLv 26:31; Ezr 6:10
[47] aDn 3:15; 4:25 bDt 10:17; Ps 136:2, 3; Dn 11:36 cDn 2:22, 30; Am 3:7
[48] ILit made great IILit of the prefects aGn 41:39-43; Dn 2:6; 5:16, 29 bDn 3:1, 12, 30
[49] ILit gate aDn 3:12 bDn 1:7 cEs 2:19, 21; Am 5:15


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Nebuchadnezzar, forgetting his dream, requireth it of the Chaldeans, by promises and threatenings.

1 ¶ And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him. 2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. 3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream. 4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation. 5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill. 6 But if ye shew the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore shew me the dream, and the interpretation thereof. 7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it. 8 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me. 9 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, [there is but] one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof.

[1] Gn 40:5; 41:1; 2Ch 36:5; Es 6:1; Jb 33:15; Jr 25:1; Dn 1:1; 2:3; 4:5; 6:18.
[2] Gn 41:8; Ex 7:11; Dt 18:10; Is 8:19; 19:3; 47:12; Dn 1:20; 4:6; 5:7.
[3] Gn 40:8; 41:15; Dn 2:1.
[4] Gn 31:47; 41:8; 1S 10:24; 1K 1:25, 31; Ezr 4:7; Ne 2:3; Is 36:11; 44:25; Dn 3:9; 4:7, 19; 5:8, 10; 6:6, 21; 7:1; Mt 21:9; Mk 11:9.
[5] Dt 13:16; Jsh 6:26; 1S 15:33; 2K 10:27; Ezr 6:11; Ps 50:22; 58:7; Dn 3:29.
[6] Nu 22:7, 17, 37; 24:11; Dn 2:48; 5:7, 16, 17, 29.
[7] Ec 10:4; Dn 2:4, 9.
[8] Ep 5:16; Col 4:5.
[9] 1K 22:6, 22; Es 4:11; Pv 12:19; Is 41:23; 44:25; Ezk 13:6, 17, 19; Dn 2:21; 3:15; 5:28, 31; 7:25; 2Co 2:17.

They acknowledging their inability are judged to die.

10 ¶ The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter: therefore [there is] no king, lord, nor ruler, [that] asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean. 11 And [it is] a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh. 12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise [men] of Babylon. 13 And the decree went forth that the wise [men] should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.

[11] Gn 41:39; Ex 8:19; 29:45; Nu 35:34; 1K 8:27; 2Ch 6:18; Ps 68:18; 113:5; 132:14; Is 8:18; 57:15; 66:1; Dn 2:27; 5:11; Jol 3:21; Mt 19:26; Jn 1:1, 14; 14:17, 23; 2Co 6:16; Rv 21:3.
[12] Jb 5:2; Ps 76:10; Pv 16:14; 19:12; 20:2; 27:3; 29:22; Dn 3:13; Mt 2:16; 5:22.
[13] Es 3:12; Ps 94:20; Pv 28:15; Is 10:1; Dn 1:19; 6:9, 12.

Daniel obtaining some respite findeth the dream.

14 ¶ Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise [men] of Babylon: 15 He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why [is] the decree [so] hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel. 16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation. 17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions: 18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise [men] of Babylon.

[14] Gn 37:36; 2S 20:16; Ec 9:13; Jr 39:9; 52:12, 14.
[15] Dn 2:9.
[16] Dn 1:18; 2:9.
[17] Dn 1:7, 11; 3:12.
[18] Gn 18:28; 1S 17:37; Es 4:15; Ps 50:15; 91:15; Pv 3:5; Is 37:4; Jr 33:3; Dn 3:17; Mal 3:18; Mt 18:12, 19; Ac 4:24; 12:4; Ro 15:30; 2Ti 4:17; 2P 2:9.

He blesseth God.

19 ¶ Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: 21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: 22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what [is] in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. 23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast [now] made known unto us the king's matter.

[19] Nu 12:6; 2K 6:8; Jb 4:13; 33:15; Ps 25:14; Dn 2:22, 27; 4:9; 7:7; Am 3:7; Mt 2:12; 1Co 2:9.
[20] Gn 14:20; 1K 8:56; 1Ch 29:10, 11, 20; 2Ch 20:21; Jb 12:13, 16; Ps 41:13; 50:23; 62:11; 72:18; 103:1; 113:2; 115:18; 145:1; 147:5; Pv 8:14; Jr 32:19; Dn 2:21; Mt 6:13; Jde 1:24; Rv 5:12.
[21] Ex 31:3, 6; 1S 2:7; 1K 3:8, 28; 4:29; 10:24; 1Ch 22:12; 29:30; 2Ch 1:10; Es 1:13; Jb 12:18; 34:24; Ps 31:14; 75:5; 113:7; Pv 2:6; 8:15; Ec 3:1; Jr 27:5; Dn 2:9; 4:17, 32; 7:25; 11:6; Lk 1:51; 21:15; Ac 13:21; 1Co 1:30; Jm 1:5, 17; 3:15; Rv 19:16.
[22] Gn 37:5; 41:16, 25; Jb 12:22; 26:6; Ps 25:14; 36:9; 104:2; 139:11; Is 41:22, 26; 42:9; Jr 23:24; Dn 2:11, 28; 5:11, 14; Mt 13:13; Lk 12:2; Jn 1:9; 8:12; 12:45; 21:17; Ro 16:25; 1Co 2:9; 4:5; Ep 3:5; 1Ti 6:16; He 4:13; Jm 1:17; 1Jn 1:5.
[23] Gn 18:17; 32:9; Ex 3:15; 1K 8:57; 18:36; 1Ch 29:10, 13; 2Ch 20:6; Ps 25:14; 50:14; 103:1; Pv 8:14; 21:22; 24:5; Ec 7:19; 9:16, 18; Is 12:1; Dn 2:18, 20, 29; Am 3:7; Mt 11:25; Lk 10:21; Jn 11:41; 15:15; Rv 1:1; 5:5.

He staying the decree is brought to the king.

24 ¶ Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise [men] of Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise [men] of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will shew unto the king the interpretation. 25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation. 26 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name [was] Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof? 27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise [men], the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; 28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these; 29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came [into thy mind] upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. 30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for [any] wisdom that I have more than any living, but for [their] sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.

[24] Dn 2:12, 15; Ac 27:24.
[25] Ne 7:6; Pv 24:11; Ec 9:10; Dn 1:6; 6:13; 1Co 1:27.
[26] Gn 41:15; 1S 17:33; Dn 1:7; 2:3; 4:8, 18, 19; 5:12, 16.
[27] Jb 5:12; Is 19:3; 44:25; 47:12; Dn 2:2, 10; 5:7.
[28] Gn 40:8; 41:16; 49:1; Nu 24:14; Dt 4:30; 31:19; Ps 115:3; Is 2:2; 41:22; Jr 30:24; 48:47; Ezk 38:8, 16; Dn 2:18, 47; 10:14; Ho 3:5; Am 4:13; Mi 4:1; Mt 6:9; 2Ti 3:1; He 1:1; 2P 3:3.
[29] Ezk 38:10; Dn 2:22, 28, 47; Am 4:13.
[30] Gn 41:16; Is 43:3; 45:4; Dn 2:17, 47, 49; Mt 24:22; Mk 13:20; Ac 3:12; Ro 8:28; 1Co 3:21; 15:8; 2Co 4:15.

The dream.

31 ¶ Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness [was] excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof [was] terrible. 32 This image's head [was] of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, 33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. 34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet [that were] of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. 35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

[31] Is 13:11; 25:3; Ezk 28:7; Dn 7:3; Hab 1:7; Mt 4:8; Lk 4:5.
[32] Is 14:4; Jr 51:7; Dn 2:37, 39; 4:22, 30; 7:4, 5, 6; 8:3, 5; 11:2, 3; Rv 17:4.
[33] Dn 2:40; 7:7, 19.
[34] Ps 2:8; 110:5; 118:22; 149:6; Is 28:16; 60:12; Dn 2:44, 45; 7:13, 27; 8:25; Zc 4:6; 12:3; Mt 16:18; Jn 1:13; Ac 4:11; 2Co 5:1; He 9:24; 1P 2:7; Rv 11:15; 17:14; 19:11.
[35] Jb 6:17; Ps 1:4; 22:27; 37:10, 36; 46:9; 66:4; 67:1; 72:16; 80:9; 86:9; 103:16; Is 2:2; 11:9; 17:13; 41:15; Ho 13:3; Mi 4:1, 13; Zc 14:8; 1Co 15:25; Rv 11:15; 12:8; 20:2, 11.

The interpretation.

36 ¶ This [is] the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. 37 Thou, O king, [art] a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. 38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou [art] this head of gold. 39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. 40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all [things]: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. 41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. 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. 43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream [is] certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

[36] Dn 2:23.
[37] 1K 4:24; 2Ch 36:23; Ezr 1:2; 7:12; Ps 62:11; Pv 8:15; Is 10:8; 47:5; Jr 27:6; 28:14; Ezk 26:7; Dn 4:3, 25, 32, 34; 5:18; Ho 8:10; Mt 6:13; Jn 19:11; Rv 1:5; 4:11; 5:12; 17:14; 19:16.
[38] Ps 50:10; Jr 27:5; Dn 2:32; 4:21.
[39] Is 44:28; 45:1; Dn 2:32; 5:28; 7:5, 6, 23; 8:3, 5, 20; 10:20; 11:2, 3; Zc 6:3, 6.
[40] Jr 15:12; Dn 2:33; 7:7, 19; 8:24; 9:26; 11:36; Am 1:3; Jn 11:48.
[41] Dn 2:33; 7:7, 24; Rv 12:3; 13:1; 17:12.
[42] Dn 7:24; Rv 13:1.
[44] Gn 49:10; Ru 1:1; Ps 2:6, 9; 21:8; 72:1; 89:3, 19; 110:1; 145:13; Is 9:6; 60:12; Ezk 37:25; Dn 2:28, 37; 4:3, 34; 6:26; 7:13; 8:25; Mi 4:7; Mt 3:2; 28:18; Lk 1:32; Jn 12:34; 1Co 15:24; Ep 1:20; Rv 2:27; 11:15; 19:15.
[45] Gn 41:28, 32; Dt 10:17; 2S 7:22; 1Ch 16:25; Ne 4:14; 9:32; Jb 36:26; Ps 48:1; 96:4; 135:5; 145:3; Is 28:16; Jr 32:18; Dn 2:24, 34, 35; Zc 12:3; Mal 1:11; Mt 21:24; 24:35; Lk 17:20; 2Co 10:4; Rv 1:19; 4:1; 19:17.

Daniel's advancement.

46 ¶ Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him. 47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth [it is], that your God [is] a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. 48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise [men] of Babylon. 49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel [sat] in the gate of the king.

[46] Lv 26:31; Ezr 6:10; Lk 17:16; Ac 10:25; 14:13; 28:6; Rv 11:16; 19:10; 22:8.
[47] Gn 41:39; Dt 10:17; Jsh 22:22; Jb 12:19; Ps 2:10; 72:11; 82:1; 136:2; Pv 8:15; Dn 2:19, 28, 37; 4:8, 17, 32; 11:36; Am 3:7; 1Ti 6:15; Rv 1:5; 17:14; 19:16.
[48] Gn 41:39; Nu 22:16; 24:11; 1S 17:25; 25:2; 2S 19:32; 2K 5:1; Jb 1:3; Jr 5:5; Dn 2:6; 4:9; 5:11, 16, 29; 6:1.
[49] Es 2:19, 21; 3:2; Pv 28:12; Jr 39:3; Dn 1:17; 2:17; 3:12; Am 5:15.


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