Daniel 2:45
New International Version
This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands--a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces. "The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy."

New Living Translation
That is the meaning of the rock cut from the mountain, though not by human hands, that crushed to pieces the statue of iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold. The great God was showing the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its meaning is certain.” Nebuchadnezzar Rewards Daniel

English Standard Version
just as you saw that a stone was cut from a mountain by no human hand, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold. A great God has made known to the king what shall be after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation sure.”

Berean Study Bible
And just as you saw a stone cut out of the mountain without human hands, and it shattered the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold, so the great God has told the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation is trustworthy.”

New American Standard Bible
"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."

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
You saw a stone break off from the mountain without a hand touching it, and it crushed the iron, bronze, fired clay, silver, and gold. The great God has told the king what will happen in the future. The dream is certain, and its interpretation reliable."

Good News Translation
You saw how a stone broke loose from a cliff without anyone touching it and how it struck the statue made of iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold. The great God is telling Your Majesty what will happen in the future. I have told you exactly what you dreamed, and have given you its true meaning."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You saw a stone break off from the mountain without a hand touching it, and it crushed the iron, bronze, fired clay, silver, and gold. The great God has told the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation certain."

International Standard Version
Now, just as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without human hands—and that it crushed the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold to pieces—so also the great God has revealed to the king what will take place after this. Your dream will come true, and its meaning will prove trustworthy."

NET Bible
You saw that a stone was cut from a mountain, but not by human hands; it smashed the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold into pieces. The great God has made known to the king what will occur in the future. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is reliable."

New Heart English Bible
Because you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, 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."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the stone that you saw cut out from a mountain, but not by humans. It smashed the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold. The great God has told you what will happen in the future, Your Majesty. The dream is true, and you can trust that this is its meaning."

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.'

New American Standard 1977
“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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the manner which thou didst see that out of the mountain was cut one stone, not with hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God has shown the king what shall come to pass hereafter; and the dream is true, and its interpretation sure.

King James 2000 Bible
Just as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and its interpretation sure.

American King James Version
For as much as you saw 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 has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

American Standard Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Whereas thou sawest that a stone was cut out of a mountain without hands, and it beat to pieces the earthenware, the iron, the brass, the silver, the gold; the great God has made known to the king what must happen hereafter: and the dream is true, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Douay-Rheims Bible
According as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and broke in pieces, the clay, and the iron, and the brass, and the silver, and the gold, the great God hath shewn the king what shall come to pass hereafter, and the dream is true, and the interpretation thereof is faithful.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Study Bible
Daniel Interprets the Dream
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. 45And just as you saw a stone cut out of the mountain without human hands, and it shattered the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold, so the great God has told the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation is trustworthy.”
Cross References
Genesis 41:28
It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do.

Genesis 41:32
Moreover, because the dream was given to Pharaoh in two versions, the matter has been decreed by God, and He will carry it out shortly.

Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God, showing no partiality and accepting no bribe.

2 Samuel 7:22
How great You are, O Lord GOD! For there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to everything we have heard with our own ears.

Psalm 48:1
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, His holy mountain.

Jeremiah 32:18
You show loving devotion to thousands, but lay the sins of the fathers into the laps of their children after them, O great and mighty God whose name is the LORD of Hosts,

Jeremiah 32:19
the One great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are on all the ways of the sons of men, to reward each one according to his ways and the fruit of his deeds.

Daniel 2:28
But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the latter days. Your dream and the visions that came into your mind as you lay on your bed were these:

Daniel 2:29
As you lay on your bed, O king, your thoughts turned to the future, and the Revealer of Mysteries has let you know what will happen.

Daniel 2:34
While you were watching, a stone was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay, and crushed them.

Daniel 8:25
Through his craft and by his hand, he will cause deceit to prosper, and in his own mind he will make himself great. In a time of peace he will destroy many, and he will even stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be broken off, but not by human hands.

Malachi 1:11
"For My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place, incense and pure offerings will be presented in My name, because My name will be great among the nations," says the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

For as much as you saw 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 has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

thou sawest.

Daniel 2:24,35
Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will shew unto the king the interpretation…

Isaiah 28:16
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

Zechariah 12:3
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

without hands.

Daniel 2:34
Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

Luke 17:20
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

2 Corinthians 10:4,5
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) …

the great.

Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

2 Samuel 7:22
Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

1 Chronicles 16:25
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.

make known.

Genesis 41:28,32
This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh…

Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Revelation 1:19
Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

hereafter.







Lexicon
And just as
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3606: The whole, all, any, every

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

a stone
אֶ֜בֶן (’e·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 69: A stone

cut out
אִתְגְּזֶ֨רֶת (’iṯ·gə·ze·reṯ)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1505: To quarry, determine

of the mountain
מִטּוּרָא֩ (miṭ·ṭū·rā)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 2906: A rock, hill

without
לָ֣א (lā)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3809: Not, no

human hands,
בִידַ֗יִן (ḇî·ḏa·yin)
Preposition-b | Noun - fd
Strong's Hebrew 3028: A hand

and it shattered
וְ֠הַדֶּקֶת (wə·had·de·qeṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1855: To be shattered, fall to pieces

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

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

clay,
חַסְפָּא֙ (ḥas·pā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 2635: Clay, potsherd

silver,
כַּסְפָּ֣א (kas·pā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 3702: Silver, money

and gold,
וְדַהֲבָ֔א (wə·ḏa·hă·ḇā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 1722: Gold

so the great
רַב֙ (raḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7229: Abundant

God
אֱלָ֥הּ (’ĕ·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 426: God

has told
הוֹדַ֣ע (hō·w·ḏa‘)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3046: To know

the king
לְמַלְכָּ֔א (lə·mal·kā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

what
מָ֛ה (māh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4101: Interrogative what?, what!, indefinitely what

will happen
לֶהֱוֵ֖א (le·hĕ·wê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1934: To become, come to pass, be

in the future.
אַחֲרֵ֣י (’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 311: After

The dream
חֶלְמָ֖א (ḥel·mā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 2493: A dream

is true,
וְיַצִּ֥יב (wə·yaṣ·ṣîḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3330: Fixed, sure, certainty

and its interpretation
פִּשְׁרֵֽהּ׃ (piš·rêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6591: An interpretation

is trustworthy.?
וּמְהֵימַ֥ן (ū·mə·hê·man)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 540: To trust
(45) The stone cut out of the mountain.--The mountain was not mentioned in Daniel 2:34. In the language of prophecy, it must mean Mount Zion, which appears in other passages to be closely connected with the Messiah and His Kingdom, e.g., Isaiah 2:2; Psalm 1:2. The stone is set free from this mountain, and as it rolls on in its destructive course, overthrows all the kingdoms of the world, and becomes a mountain which fills the whole earth. The Messiah is elsewhere spoken of under the figure of a stone (Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 21:42). The phrase "cut without hands" refers to the supernatural agency by which the stone accomplishes its work. The stone is now rolling, as the kingdom of God spreads further and further day by day. The image is still standing, the stone has not yet fallen upon it. When that moment arrives, and not till then, "the kingdoms of the world will become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ" (Revelation 11:15).

Throughout the vision we must notice one great contrast. There is on the one hand the image, which, of course, was weak, by reason of being formed of such incongruous elements, composed of the most precious metals at the top, while the lower parts ended in "miry clay "--in fact, the image was top-heavy. On the other hand, there is the stone, an emblem of strength and solidity, single, notwithstanding the countless atoms which unite in forming it, growing in strength, as it continues its historic course till it becomes a mountain, the type of all that is solid and indestructible. And one further point of contrast must be noted. While one earthly empire passes into another as insensibly as the head yields to the trunk of the body, and as this passes into arms, legs, hands, and feet, without any discontinuity--that is, as empire after empire passes away, while the history of the world remains continuous--such is not the case with the stone. The work that it does is instantaneous. The moment it falls on the feet of the image the whole collapses, or, in other words, the history of the world comes to an end. Such is the relation in which the kingdom of God stands to the kingdoms of this world. They are all transient, in spite of their apparent strength, and their history will cease, as soon as the "stone shall fall and grind them to powder" (Matthew 21:44).

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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