New Living Translation
But while some parts of it will be as strong as iron, other parts will be as weak as clay.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And as the toes of the feet were part of iron and part of clay, the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.
World English Bible
As the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
Young's Literal Translation
As to the toes of the feet, part of them iron, and part of them clay: some part of the kingdom is strong, and some part of it is brittle.
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2:42 Broken - This was plain in the civil wars of the Romans, and the falling off of some countries, especially towards the end of it.
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The feet and toes you saw were a combination of iron and baked clay, showing that this kingdom will be divided. Like iron mixed with clay, it will have some of the strength of iron.
This mixture of iron and clay also shows that these kingdoms will try to strengthen themselves by forming alliances with each other through intermarriage. But they will not hold together, just as iron and clay do not mix.
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