Daniel 2:42 Index
"'And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be party strong, and partly broken.'"
Research Material

"...as the toes of the feet..."

  • The iron legs of the image terminate in feet and toes. To the toes, of which there were of course ten, our attention is called by the explicit mention of them in the prophecy. The kingdom represented by the part of the image to which the toes belonged, was finally divided into ten parts. The question therefore naturally arises, 'Do the ten toes of the image represent the ten final divisions of the Roman Empire?' We answer, 'Yes.' (US 55-57)

"...partly strong..."

  • These barbarian kingdoms differed greatly in military prowess, as Gibbon states when he refers to "the powerful monarchies of the Franks and the Visigoths, and the dependent kingdoms of the Sueves and Burgundians." (4BC 755)

"...partly broken."

  • Literally, "fragile," "brittle." (4BC 775)