Daniel 2:42

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And as the toes of the feete were part of yron, and part of clay; so the kingdome shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"{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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And as the toes of the feet were in part of iron and in part of earth, so part of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will readily be broken.
- Basic English Bible

And [as] the toes of the feet were part of iron and part of clay, the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

As the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
- World English Bible

As to the toes of the feet, part of them iron, and part of them clay: some part of the kingdom is strong, and some part of it is brittle.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so part of the kingdom shall be strong, and part thereof broken.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 2:42


2:42 Broken - This was plain in the civil wars of the Romans, and the falling off of some countries, especially towards the end of it.


Discussion for Daniel 2

  • WG
    Daniel is such an incredible book. In chapters 2-4 King Nebuchadnezzar realizes the absolute sovereignty of Daniel's God. Very insightful as God is my master and is sovereign in all of my life. Not just a statement but I want to be ever mindful that nothing happens seemingly for or against me that He does not allow.
  • Rob
    The 4th Kingdom of iron legs
  • David
    In response to Harry, the fourth Kingdom was Rome. The empire however was divided and formed what we know as Europe today. We also consider that in that time period Rome was divided with the state forming one entity Pagan Rome,
  • BSP
    Verse 21: Jehovah God is the Great Timekeeper. He has full control over times and seasons and he can make things happen precisely on time.
  • Lu2677
    Harry,"they" from V.43 are in V.44"And in the days of these Kings".Daniel 7:23"The 4th beast shall be the 4th kingdom upon earth,and shall devour the whole earth,shall tread it down"The earth is being destroyed by the 4th beast that God sends down from heaven.Rev.4:7 last part"4th beast was like a flying eagle"Rev.6:15men are hiding in mtns,not fighting.Rev.6:17"who shall be able to stand?"NONE
  • Harry
    The fourth kingdom sounds like USA...

    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.
    Who are THEY...?

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