Daniel 2:39
New International Version
“After you, another kingdom will arise, inferior to yours. Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule over the whole earth.

New Living Translation
“But after your kingdom comes to an end, another kingdom, inferior to yours, will rise to take your place. After that kingdom has fallen, yet a third kingdom, represented by bronze, will rise to rule the world.

English Standard Version
Another kingdom inferior to you shall arise after you, and yet a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth.

Berean Study Bible
But after you, there will arise another kingdom, inferior to yours. Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule the whole earth.

King James Bible
And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

New King James Version
But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth.

New American Standard Bible
And after you another kingdom will arise inferior to you, then another third kingdom of bronze, which will rule over all the earth.

NASB 1995
“After you there will arise another kingdom inferior to you, then another third kingdom of bronze, which will rule over all the earth.

NASB 1977
“And after you there will arise another kingdom inferior to you, then another third kingdom of bronze, which will rule over all the earth.

Amplified Bible
After you will arise another kingdom (Medo-Persia) inferior to you, and then a third kingdom of bronze (Greece under Alexander the Great), which will rule over all the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
“After you, there will arise another kingdom, inferior to yours, and then another, a third kingdom, of bronze, which will rule the whole earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After you, there will arise another kingdom, inferior to yours, and then another, a third kingdom, of bronze, which will rule the whole earth.

American Standard Version
And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee; and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And after you another kingdom shall be established which is lesser than you, and another third kingdom, which is the brass. It shall rule in all the Earth

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou art the head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, an a third kingdom which is the brass, which shall have dominion over all the earth;

Contemporary English Version
After you are gone, another kingdom will rule, but it won't be as strong. Then it will be followed by a kingdom of bronze that will rule the whole world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after thee shall rise up another kingdom, inferior to thee, of silver: and another third kingdom of brass, which shall rule over all the world.

English Revised Version
And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee; and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

Good News Translation
After you there will be another empire, not as great as yours, and after that a third, an empire of bronze, which will rule the whole earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Another kingdom, inferior to yours, will rise to power after you. Then there will be a third kingdom, a kingdom of bronze, that will rule the whole world.

International Standard Version
"After you, another kingdom will arise that is inferior to yours, and then a third kingdom of bronze will arise to rule all the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee; and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

Literal Standard Version
And after you another kingdom arises lower than those, and another third kingdom of bronze, that rules over all the earth.

NET Bible
Now after you another kingdom will arise, one inferior to yours. Then a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule in all the earth.

New Heart English Bible
After you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; and another third kingdom of bronze, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

World English Bible
After you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you; and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
And after thee doth rise up another kingdom lower than those, and another third kingdom of brass, that doth rule overall the earth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Daniel Interprets the Dream
38Wherever the sons of men or beasts of the field or birds of the air dwell, He has given them into your hand and has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold. 39But after you, there will arise another kingdom, inferior to yours. Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule the whole earth. 40Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; for iron shatters and crushes all things, and like iron that crushes all things, it will shatter and crush all the others.…

Cross References
Daniel 2:38
Wherever the sons of men or beasts of the field or birds of the air dwell, He has given them into your hand and has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold.

Daniel 2:40
Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; for iron shatters and crushes all things, and like iron that crushes all things, it will shatter and crush all the others.


Treasury of Scripture

And after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

another kingdom.

Daniel 2:32
This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,

Daniel 5:28-31
PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians…

Daniel 7:5
And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

another third.

Daniel 2:32
This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,

Daniel 7:6,7,23
After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it…

Daniel 8:5
And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.









(39) Another kingdom.--These words make it clear that by "the king" in the last verse "kingdom" was meant; or, in other words, Nebuchadnezzar was identified with his kingdom (comp. Daniel 7:5; Daniel 8:3; Daniel 8:20). The second kingdom is the Medo-Persian (as appears more fully below, Exc. E). The inferiority is to be found in the divided character of that empire, as compared with the massive solidity of its predecessor. This is signified in the image, partly by the inferiority of the metal, silver instead of gold, and partly by the symbol of division, the two breasts opposed to the one head. It must not be forgotten that in other respects, such as extent of territory and duration of empire, the Medo-Persian far exceeded the Babylonian kingdom.

Another third.--The metal implies a certain inferiority, but the phrase "shall bear rule over the whole earth" speaks of an empire that extended further than the preceding. This is the Graeco-Macedonian Empire (see Exc. E, and comp. Daniel 7:6; Daniel 8:5-7). . . .

Verse 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. None of the versions presents any difficulties, or gives occasion for any remark, save the Vulgate, which inserts argenteum, as if reading כספ. The word used, "kingdom," not "king," shows, without possibility of reasonable dispute, that in identifying Nebuchadnezzar with the head of gold, the reference is not to him per-serially, but to him as representing his dynasty. The next dynasty is said to be inferior, that is to say, nearer the ground אָרְעָא (ar'a), which is certainly true of the shoulders in relation to the head. Not only does the inferior metal imply inferiority, but the inferior position dues so also. The metal is omitted here, but stated in the next clause, Another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. The metal is here referred to, but not the position; there is no need to say it is inferior - that is implied when it is said to be a kingdom of brass. We need only refer to what we have said above, as to the fact that "brass" here really means "copper." As the inferiority stated in the first clause is omitted in the second, so the statement made at the end, which grammatically applies only to the third kingdom, applies also to the second. It is only as, in a sense, bearing rule over the whole earth, that any monarchy comes into this statue at all. When we look at these two, we find certainly the two arms suggesting and rendering emphatic a twofoldness of some sort in this power. The fact that, in the description of the statue, the word translated "belly" (מעוהי) is plural, suggests, along with the two thighs, the idea of four-foldness. Faintly is this suggestion made, but the exigencies of the figure must be considered.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But after you,
וּבָתְרָ֗ךְ (ū·ḇā·ṯə·rāḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 870: A place, after

there will arise
תְּק֛וּם (tə·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6966: To arise, stand

another
אָחֳרִ֖י (’ā·ḥo·rî)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 317: Another

kingdom,
מַלְכ֥וּ (mal·ḵū)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4437: Royalty, reign, kingdom

inferior
אֲרַ֣עא‪‬ (’ă·ra·‘)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 772: The earth, low

to yours.
מִנָּ֑ךְ (min·nāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4481: From, out of, by, by reason of, at, more than

Next, a
אָחֳרִי֙ (’ā·ḥo·rî)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 317: Another

third
תְלִיתָאָ֤ה (ṯə·lî·ṯā·’āh)
Number - ordinal feminine singular
Strong's 8523: Third

kingdom,
וּמַלְכ֨וּ (ū·mal·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4437: Royalty, reign, kingdom

one of
דִּ֣י (dî)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 1768: Who, which, that, because

bronze,
נְחָשָׁ֔א (nə·ḥā·šā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 5174: Copper, bronze

will rule
תִשְׁלַ֖ט (ṯiš·laṭ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7981: To dominate, govern, to permit

the whole
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3606: The whole, all, any, every

earth.
אַרְעָֽא׃ (’ar·‘ā)
Noun - feminine singular determinate
Strong's 772: The earth, low


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