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He paused, and the king turned nonetheless, no longer bold to maneuver or communicate in case the imaginative and prescient was once misplaced. Nebuchadnezzar sat again on his cedarwood chair and drank deeply from a cup of wine. The excitement that got here with remembering his dream used to be intoxicating yet short-lived. Now he was once filed with a gnawing starvation to find what that means may perhaps lie in the back of such a rare imaginative and prescient. He appeared up, and Daniel appeared to feel his query prior to he requested it. “The 4 parts of the statue characterize 4 empires. First gold, then silver, then bronze. each one empire much less potent than the final. until eventually the ultimate empire of iron, that allows you to be the weakest, for its foundations, the ft of iron and clay combined jointly, shall likewise be divided. ” “Four empires,” the king mused. “And purely 4? ” “Yes, there will likely be merely 4 international empires till the Latter occasions. this can be how the folks will recognize that basically the God of heaven can adequately exhibit historical past ahead of it involves cross. Then, within the Latter days, ten kingdoms of the realm will subscribe to jointly in an try to rebuild an international state just like yours, O King. After that, the top shall come. ” It was once outstanding. Nebuchadnezzar lived in an international the place lies have been universal forex. Even these closest to him-perhaps in particular they-could no longer be relied on. He had in the past concluded that just a guy certain and chained and who sees the red-hot iron within the impending torturer’s hand can be relied upon to inform the reality. but, he had doubtless, now not the smallest shred, that each be aware Daniel spoke could come to go. For the 1st time in his lifestyles he, the ruler of numerous international locations, felt there has been no sturdy flooring underneath his ft. once more, the Hebrew slave expected his subsequent inspiration. “And what of Babylon, what of Nebuchadnezzar in all of this? ” Daniel seemed the king within the eye once again, and his deep, resonant voice looked as if it would fill the chamber. “Here is the dream’s interpretation. you've been selected via God to be the ruler of all issues and all males. The God of heaven has given you a state, energy, power, and glory. ahead of the arrival of the dominion of God, yours will be the best empire the realm will ever be aware of. You, my king, are the top of gold of the dream’s statue. whilst the fourth country arises, it can be as robust as iron. That country will holiday into items and weigh down all different kingdoms. ” “Break into items? ” the king shouted. “That is the remainder of your dream. you believe you studied as a stone was once shaped with out arms. The stone struck the picture with nice strength and shattered the toes made from iron and clay. the picture got here crashing to the floor. Its iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold have been all overwhelmed jointly and have become like chaff from the threshing flooring. Then the wind got here up and blew all of them away in order that no hint can be discovered. And the stone that struck the picture grew to the scale of a mountain and enveloped the total earth. ” The king arose and commenced to speed with agitation. “My king, the ft that you observed, made in part of clay and partially of iron, they point out a divided state, either robust and fragile.