Dan. 2:36 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.
Dan. 2:37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and
Dan. 2:38 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, (Babylon).
Dan. 2:39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, (the Persian/Medes), and another third kingdom
of brass, (Greece), which shall bear rule (through Alexander the Great) over all the earth.
Dan. 2:40 And the fourth kingdom, (Rome), shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth
all things: and as (brittle,cold) iron that breaketh all these, shall it (self) break in (a dozen) pieces and bruise.
Dan. 2:41 And whereas thou sawest the feet (of the divided Catholic Church: Eastern, [1054 AD], and Roman, [590 AD]),
and (the ten other Major Christian Denominations: [World Almanac]), toes, (the Lutherans, ; Episcopalians, ; Presbyterians,
[1560;] Baptists, ; Methodists, ; Church of Christ Disciples, ; Mormons, ; Jehovah's Witnesses, ;
Pentacostals, ; The United Church of Christ, ), part of potters' clay (of Universal Catholicism), and part (secular:[Rev.
17:16]) of iron, the kingdom (of the Universal Roman Empire) shall be divided; but there shall be in it (the Western Culture
of Rome), of the strength of the iron:[Rev. 17:16], forasmuch as thou sawest the (secular:[Rev. 17:16]) iron mixed with miry
Dan. 2:42 And as the (ten Major Christian Denominations), toes of the (two) feet, (The Universal Roman and Catholic
Church/Empire), were (secular), part of iron:[Rev. 17:16], and (Christian), part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong
(in culture), and partly broken (by inter-denominational Christianity and political re-alignments).
Dan. 2:43 And whereas thou sawest (secular) iron mixed with miry (Christian) clay, they shall mingle themselves (in a common
Christianity) with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another (in
Nationalism), even as (secular) iron is not mixed with (religious) clay.
Dan. 2:44 And in the days of these kings, (after the Protestant Movement), shall the God of heaven set up a (true) kingdom
(of heaven upon the earth), which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom (of heaven to come) shall not be left to other
people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these (inter-denominational) kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever [Rev
Dan. 2:45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone (of the New Testament) was cut out of the mountain (of Holy Hebrew
Scripture), without hands (but by the deed of the crucifixion), and that it brake in pieces the iron (of Rome), the brass
(of Greece), the clay (of Greek and
Roman Catholicism), the silver (of the Persian/Medes), and the gold (of Babylonian empires); the great God, (Shin, almighty),
hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Dan. 2:46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer
an oblation and sweet odours unto him.
Dan. 2:47 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.
Dan. 2:48 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.
Dan. 2:49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, over the affairs of the province
of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.