Daniel 2:45

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountaine without hands, and that it brake in pieces the yron, the brasse, the clay, the siluer, and the gold: the great God hath made knowen to the King what shall come to passe hereafter, & the dreame is certaine, and the interpretation thereof sure.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Inasmuch as you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what will take place in the future; so the dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Forasmuch as thou sawest that a 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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that by it the iron and the brass and the earth and the silver and the gold were broken to bits, a great God has given the king knowledge of what is to take place in the future: the dream is fixed, and its sense is certain.
- Basic English Bible

Forasmuch as thou sawest that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke 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 of it sure.
- Darby Bible

Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain, without hands, and that it broke 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 of it sure.
- Webster's Bible

Because you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God has made known to the king what shall happen hereafter: and the dream is certain, and its interpretation sure.
- World English Bible

Because that thou hast seen that out of the mountain cut hath been a stone without hands, and it hath beaten small the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king that which [is] to be after this; and the dream [is] true, and its interpretation stedfast.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Forasmuch as thou sawest that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke 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.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 2:45


2:45 And the gold - This denotes the small beginning of Christ's visible kingdom, and the different rise of Christ from all other; his conception by the Holy Ghost, without father and mother, respectively as to his two natures. This stone, falling from the mountain, brake the image in pieces; for Christ is a stone that grinds to powder those it falls on: and he is a growing stone even to a mountain, and therefore will fill the earth.


Discussion for Daniel 2

  • Calvin
    2 things stand out to me: (1) Daniel himself has a similar dream that mentions thi 4th kingdom and the 10 toes. Daniel 2:41 and 43 mentions that it is miry clay, and speaks of "these mingle with the seed of men."
    Also, the 10 toes in also mentioned in Revelation 13- in conjunction with the Beast.
  • A disciple
    Bill Timberlake; The LORD showed Daniel exactly what was meant by all the different parts of the Times of the heathen till Christ comes. The hardness and cruelty of the IRON is spiritually mingled with the weakness and perversion of the world of the ungodly; thus also are they led into error to believe what is false as they think their hardness and wickedness is their strength shall be their ruin.
  • Bill Timberlake
    It does not make it clear in any commentary what Daniel 2:43 means, even though it will be revealed as the book is now being opened again. Possibly iron and clay could mean robots combined with human seed. The final ten kingdoms are the last kingdoms that come before the 1,000 year rain of Christ, which will have a lot of technologies; biological, mechanical, and intel. mixed and yet He saves us.
  • 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,

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