Daniel 2:43
New International Version
And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.

New Living Translation
This mixture of iron and clay also shows that these kingdoms will try to strengthen themselves by forming alliances with each other through intermarriage. But they will not hold together, just as iron and clay do not mix.

English Standard Version
As you saw the iron mixed with soft clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay.

Berean Study Bible
As you saw the iron mixed with clay, so the peoples will mix with one another, but will not hold together any more than iron mixes with clay.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James 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.

Christian Standard Bible
You saw the iron mixed with clay--the peoples will mix with one another but will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with fired clay.

Contemporary English Version
This kingdom will be the result of a marriage between kingdoms, but it will crumble, just as iron and clay don't stick together.

Good News Translation
You also saw that the iron was mixed with the clay. This means that the rulers of that empire will try to unite their families by intermarriage, but they will not be able to, any more than iron can mix with clay.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You saw the iron mixed with clay--the peoples will mix with one another but will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with fired clay."

International Standard Version
Just as you saw iron mixed with clay, so they will mix themselves with human offspring. Furthermore, they won't remain together, just as iron doesn't mix with clay.

NET Bible
And in that you saw iron mixed with wet clay, so people will be mixed with one another without adhering to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.

New Heart English Bible
And whereas you saw the iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mix with one another but they shall not hold together, even as iron does not mix with clay.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As you saw, iron was mixed with clay. So the two parts of the kingdom will mix by intermarrying, but they will not hold together any more than iron can mix with clay.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
“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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Concerning that which thou didst see, the iron mixed with baked clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men, but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron does not mix with clay.

King James 2000 Bible
And as you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the descendants of men: but they shall not hold one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

American King James Version
And whereas you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not join one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

American Standard Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Whereas thou sawest the iron mixed with earthenware, they shall be mingled with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave together, as the iron does not mix itself with earthenware.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whereas thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay, they shall be mingled indeed together with the seed of man, but they shall not stick fast one to another, as iron cannot be mixed with clay.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Study Bible
Daniel Interprets the Dream
42And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. 43As you saw the iron mixed with clay, so the peoples will mix with one another, but will not hold together any more than iron mixes with clay. 44In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, and this kingdom will not be left to another people. It will shatter all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, but will itself stand forever.…
Cross References
Daniel 2:42
And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle.

Daniel 2:44
In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, and this kingdom will not be left to another people. It will shatter all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, but will itself stand forever.

Treasury of Scripture

And whereas you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not join one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

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Lexicon
As you saw
חֲזַ֗יְתָ (ḥă·zay·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2370: To gaze upon, mentally to dream, be usual

the iron
פַּרְזְלָא֙ (par·zə·lā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 6523: Iron

mixed
מְעָרַב֙ (mə·‘ā·raḇ)
Verb - Piel - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6151: To commingle

with clay,
בַּחֲסַ֣ף (ba·ḥă·sap̄)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2635: Clay, potsherd

so the peoples
בִּזְרַ֣ע (biz·ra‘)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2234: Posterity

will mix with one another,
מִתְעָרְבִ֤ין (miṯ·‘ā·rə·ḇîn)
Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6151: To commingle

but will not
וְלָֽא־ (wə·lā-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3809: Not, no

hold together
דָּבְקִ֖ין (dā·ḇə·qîn)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1693: To stick to

any more than
וְדִ֣י (wə·ḏî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 1768: Who, which, that, because

iron
פַרְזְלָ֔א (p̄ar·zə·lā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 6523: Iron

mixes
מִתְעָרַ֖ב (miṯ·‘ā·raḇ)
Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6151: To commingle

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5974: With, equally with

clay.
חַסְפָּֽא׃ (ḥas·pā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 2635: Clay, potsherd
(43) Seed of men.--The great obscurity of this verse is partially cleared by a reference to Jeremiah 31:27. Daniel appears to be contrasting what man is endeavouring to accomplish by his own efforts with that which the God of heaven (Daniel 2:44) will carry out. Man will form his plans for uniting the discordant parts of this empire, by encouraging marriages between the royal families that rule the various component kingdoms. (Comp. Daniel 11:6; Daniel 11:17, Notes.)

2:31-45 This image represented the kingdoms of the earth, that should successively rule the nations, and influence the affairs of the Jewish church. 1. The head of gold signified the Chaldean empire, then in being. 2. The breast and arms of silver signified the empire of the Medes and Persians. 3. The belly and thighs of brass signified the Grecian empire, founded by Alexander. 4. The legs and feet of iron signified the Roman empire. The Roman empire branched into ten kingdoms, as the toes of these feet. Some were weak as clay, others strong as iron. Endeavours have often been used to unite them, for strengthening the empire, but in vain. The stone cut out without hands, represented the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, which should be set up in the kingdoms of the world, upon the ruins of Satan's kingdom in them. This was the Stone which the builders refused, because it was not cut out by their hands, but it is become the head stone of the corner. Of the increase of Christ's government and peace there shall be no end. The Lord shall reign, not only to the end of time, but when time and days shall be no more. As far as events have gone, the fulfilling this prophetic vision has been most exact and undeniable; future ages shall witness this Stone destroying the image, and filling the whole earth.
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