Daniel 2:43

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And whereas thou sawest yron mixt with myrie clay, they shall mingle themselues with the seede of men: but they shall not cleaue one to an other, euen as yron is not mixed with clay.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And whereas thou sawest the 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 doth not mingle with clay.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And as you saw the iron mixed with earth, they will give their daughters to one another as wives: but they will not be united one with another, even as iron is not mixed with earth.
- Basic English Bible

And whereas thou sawest the 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 doth not mingle with clay.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Whereas you saw the iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cling to one another, even as iron does not mingle with clay.
- World English Bible

Because thou hast seen iron mixed with miry clay, they are mixing themselves with the seed of men: and they are not adhering one with another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And whereas thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves by the seed of men; but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron doth not mingle with clay.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 2:43


2:43 Mingle themselves - By marriage, but they shall never knit well together, because ambition is stronger than affinity.


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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