The divided mixed kingdom (Dan 2:41-2:43)

“As you saw

The feet

With the toes,

Partly of potter’s clay,

Partly of iron,

It shall be a divided kingdom.

Some of the strength

Of iron

Shall be in it,

Just as you saw

The iron mixed

With the clay.

As the toes

Of the feet were

Partly iron,

Partly clay,


The kingdom shall be

Partly strong,

Partly brittle.

As you saw the iron

Mixed with clay,


They will mix

With one another

In marriage.

But they will not

Hold together,

Just as iron

Does not mix

With clay.”

This appears to be a veiled reference to the future Greek iron kingdom with its problems between the different ruling parties of the Seleucids (312-63 BCE) and the Ptolemies (305-30 BCE). They each inherited parts of the Greek empire of Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE). They tried to join together through marriage, but that failed. Daniel here used the example of the feet made of iron and clay, the strength of the iron mixed with the weak clay. However, as the toes and feet became weak, so too this kingdom would be partly strong and partly brittle. Even a marriage could not hold it together, because iron and clay simply do not mix.

17 thoughts on “The divided mixed kingdom (Dan 2:41-2:43)

  1. Im grateful for the article post.Really thank you! Awesome.

  2. A motivating discussion is worth comment. I believe that you ought to write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but typically folks don’t talk about these issues. To the next! Cheers!!

  3. I cannot thank you enough for the article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

  4. An interesting discussion is worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you need to publish more on this issue, it may not be a taboo subject but usually people don’t talk about these subjects. To the next! All the best!!

  5. A big thank you for your blog post.Much thanks again.

  6. A big thank you for your post.Much thanks again. Cool.

  7. I loved your post. Keep writing.

  8. A round of applause for your post.Really thank you!

  9. Thanks-a-mundo for the article.Much thanks again. Want more.

  10. Im grateful for the article.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

  11. Very informative blog article.Really thank you! Fantastic.

  12. I truly appreciate this blog post.

  13. Great, thanks for sharing this blog.Really looking forward to read more.

  14. I think this is a real great article post.Really thank you! Awesome.

  15. Really appreciate you sharing this blog.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

  16. wow, awesome post. Really Great.

  17. Major thanks for the article.Really thank you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.