Of that statue
Was of fine gold.
With its arms,
Were of silver.
With its thighs,
Were of bronze.
Were of iron.
Were partly of iron,
Partly of clay.”
Next, Daniel described this great big brilliant scary statue in the king’s dream. The head was made of fine gold, while its arms and breast were made of silver. His middle and thighs were bronze, while his legs were made of iron. However, his feet were part iron and part clay. This was an imposing figure made up of various different metals.
“There are those who snatch
The orphan child from the breast.
They take as a pledge the infant of the poor.
They go about naked,
Though hungry, they carry the sheaves.
Between their terraces they press out oil.
They tread the wine presses,
But suffer thirst.
From the city,
The dying groan.
The throat of the wounded cries for help.
Yet God pays no attention to their prayer.”
Job maintained that God did not pay attention to the prayers of the poor. They have their children snatched from their breast as collateral. They have no clothing. Although hungry and thirsty, they carry the wheat and press the olive oil and the grapes for wine. They groan from the city, but no one hears them. Their prayers go unanswered.