WHAT DID KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR SEE IN HIS DREAM?
Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. Daniel 2:31
WHAT DID THIS IMAGE LOOK LIKE?
This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Daniel 2:32, 33
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE IMAGE?
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.
Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Daniel 2:34-36
WHAT DID THE GOLDEN HEAD REPRESENT?
Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
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. Daniel 2:37, 38
NOTE: Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom of Babylon was the first of the kingdoms presented in this prophecy.
WHAT WAS REPRESENTED BY THE SILVER AND BRASS?
And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. Daniel 2:39
WHAT KINGDOM FOLLOWED BABYLON?
Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. Daniel 5:28
WHAT KINGDOM OVERTHREW THE MEDES AND PERSIANS?
The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king. Daniel 8:20, 21
WHAT METAL REPRESENTED THE KINGDOM OF ROME?
And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. Daniel 2:40
WHAT IS REPRESENTED BY THE IRON AND CLAY FEET?
And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. Daniel 2:41, 42
NOTE: The 10 toes of this image represent the Saxons, Franks, Alemanni, Burgundians, Visigoths, Suevi, Lombards, Ostrogoths, Vandals, and Heruli; which today are known as the English, French, German, Swiss, Italians, Spanish, and Portuguese. The remaining three, the Vandals, Ostrogoths, and Heruli, no longer exist today and are represented by the three "horns" or "kingdoms" which were destroyed by the "little horn" of Daniel 7:8, 24.
WHAT WILL THESE 10 KINGDOMS NOT BE ABLE TO DO?
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. Daniel 2:43
WHAT KINGDOM WILL RULE THE WORLD NEXT?
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Daniel 2:44
HOW RELIABLE IS THIS PROPHECY?
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. Daniel 2:45
Metal Kingdom Period
Gold Babylon 605 B.C. - 538 B.C.
Silver Medo-Persia 538 B.C. - 331 B.C.
Brass Greece 531 B.C. - 168 B.C.
Iron Rome 168 B.C. - A.D. 476
Iron And Clay Ten Kingdoms A.D. 476 - Present