Daniel 2:32
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New International Version
The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze,

King James Bible
This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,

Darby Bible Translation
This image's head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass,

World English Bible
As for this image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass,

Young's Literal Translation
This image! its head is of good gold, its breasts and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Head was of fine gold - The Babylonish empire, the first and greatest.

Breast and his arms of silver - The Medo-Persian empire, under Cyrus, etc.

His belly and his thighs of brass - The Macedonian empire, under Alexander the Great, and his successors.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

head.

Daniel 2:37,38 You, O king, are a king of kings: for the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory...

Daniel 4:22,30 It is you, O king, that are grown and become strong: for your greatness is grown, and reaches to heaven...

Daniel 7:4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth...

Isaiah 14:4 That you shall take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How has the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!

Jeremiah 51:7 Babylon has been a golden cup in the LORD's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine...

Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls...

breast.

Daniel 2:39 And after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you, and another third kingdom of brass...

Daniel 7:5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side...

Daniel 8:3,4 Then I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high...

Daniel 11:2 And now will I show you the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia...

belly.

Daniel 2:39 And after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you, and another third kingdom of brass...

Daniel 7:6 After this I beheld, and see another, like a leopard, which had on the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads...

Daniel 8:5-8 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground...

Daniel 11:3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

thighs. or, sides.

Library
The Image and the Stone
'This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. 37. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. 38. 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. 39. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Scattering of the People
[Illustration: (drop cap A) The Fish-god of Assyria and Babylonia] At last the full punishment for their many sins fell upon God's chosen people. The words of warning written in the fifth book of Moses had told them plainly that if they turned aside and worshipped the wicked idol-gods of Canaan, the Lord would take their country from them and drive them out into strange lands. Yet again and again they had yielded to temptation. And now the day of reckoning had come. Nebuchadnezzar, the great king
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making

The First Great Group of Parables.
(Beside the Sea of Galilee.) Subdivision B. Parable of the Sower. ^A Matt. XIII. 3-23; ^B Mark IV. 3-25; ^C Luke VIII. 5-18. ^a Behold, ^c 5 The sower went forth to sow his seed [Orientals live in cities and towns. Isolated farmhouses are practically unknown. A farmer may therefore live several miles from his field, in which case he literally "goes forth" to it]: ^b 4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some seed { ^a seeds } fell by the way side, ^c and it was trodden under foot, and the birds of
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

The Necessity of Regeneration, Argued from the Immutable Constitution of God.
John III. 3. John III. 3. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. WHILE the ministers of Christ are discoursing of such a subject, as I have before me in the course of these Lectures, and particularly in this branch of them which I am now entering upon, we may surely, with the utmost reason, address our hearers in those words of Moses to Israel, in the conclusion of his dying discourse: Set your hearts unto all
Philip Doddridge—Practical Discourses on Regeneration

Cross References
Daniel 2:33
its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay.

Daniel 2:38
in your hands he has placed all mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds in the sky. Wherever they live, he has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold.

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