27 Daniel answered the king to his face, and said: As for this secret, for the which the king maketh inquisition: It is neither the wise, the sorcerer, the charmer nor the devil conniver, that can certify the king of it:
28 Only GOD in Heaven can open secrets, and HE it is, that showeth the king Nabuchodonosor, what is for to come in the latter days. Thy dream, and that which thou hast seen in thine head upon thy bed, is this:
29 O king, thou didest cast in thy mind, what should come hereafter: So HE that is the opener of mysteries, telleth thee, what is for to come.
30 As for me, this secret is not shown Me, for any wisdom that I have, more then any other living: But only that I might show thee king the interpretation, and that he might know the thoughts of his own heart.
31 Thou king sawest, and behold: There stood before thee a great image, whose figure was marvelous great, and his visage grim.
32 The image head was of fine gold, his breast and arms of silver, his body and loins were of copper,
33 His legs were of iron, his feet were part of iron, and part of the Earth.
34 This thou sawest, til the time that (with out any hands) there was hewn off a STONE which smote the image upon the feet, that were both of iron and Earth, and brake then to powder:
35 Then was the iron, the Earth, the copper, the silver and the gold broken altogether in pieces: And become like the chaffe of corn, that the wind bloweth away from the summer floors, that they can no more be found. But the STONE that smote the image, became a GREAT MOUNTAIN, which fulfilleth the whole Earth.
36 This is the dream. And now will we show before the king, what it meaneth.
37 O king, thou art a king of kings: For the GOD of Heaven hath given thee a kingdom, riches, strength and majesty:
38 And hath delivered thee all the things, that are among the children of men: The beasts of the field, and the fouls under the Heaven, and given thee dominion over them all. Thou are that golden head.
39 After that there shall arise another kingdom, which shall be less than thine. The third kingdom shall be like copper, and have dominination in all lands.
40 The forth kingdom shall be as strong as iron. For like as iron brusseth and breaketh all things: Ye, even as iron beateth every thing down, so shall it beat down and destroy.
41 Where as thou sawest the feet and toes, part of the Earth and part of iron: That is a divided kingdom, which nevertheless shall have some of the iron ground mixed with it, for so much as thou hast seen the iron mixed with the clay.
42 The toes of the feet that were part of iron and part of clay, signifieth: That it shall be a kingdom partly strong and partly weak.
43 And where as thou sawest iron mixed with clay: They shall mingle themselves with the seed of simple people, and yet not continue one with another, like as iron will not be souldered with a pot sherd.
44 In the days of these kings, shall the GOD of Heaven set up an Everlasting Kingdom which shall not perish, and HIS Kingdom shall not be given over to another people: Ye, the same shall break and destroy all these kingdoms, but it shall endure for ever.
45 And where as thou sawest, that without any hands there was cut out of the Mount a STONE, which brake the iron, the copper, the Earth, the silver and gold in pieces: By that hath the GREAT GOD showed the KING, what will come after this. This a true dream, and the interpretation of it is sure.