The kinganswered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gonefrom me: if ye will not makeknownunto me the dream, with the interpretationthereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and yourhousesshall be made a dunghill.
But if ye will not makeknownunto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for ye havepreparedlying and corruptwords to speakbefore me, till the time be changed: thereforetell me the dream, and I shallknowthat ye can shew me the interpretationthereof.
The Chaldeansansweredbefore the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earththat can shew the king’smatter: thereforethere is no king, lord, nor ruler, thataskedsuchthings at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.
ThereforeDanielwent in untoArioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and saidthusunto him; Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I willshewunto the king the interpretation.
But as for me, thissecret is not revealed to me for any wisdomthat I havemorethan any living, but for theirsakesthatshallmakeknown the interpretation to the king, and thatthoumightestknow the thoughts of thy heart.
Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to piecestogether, and becamelike the chaff of the summerthreshingfloors; and the windcarriedthemaway, that no place was found for them: and the stonethatsmote the imagebecame a greatmountain, and filled the wholeearth.
And whereasthousawest the feet and toes, part of potters’clay, and part of iron, the kingdomshall be divided; but thereshall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thousawest the ironmixedwithmiryclay.
And in the days of thesekingsshall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, whichshallnever be destroyed: and the kingdomshall not be left to otherpeople, but it shallbreak in pieces and consume all thesekingdoms, and it shallstand for ever.
Forasmuch as thousawestthat the stone was cut out of the mountainwithouthands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hathmadeknown to the kingwhatshallcome to passhereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretationthereofsure.