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Feet of clay (Daniel 2:33)

Picture description: Daniel interprets the king’s dream
Picture copyright: V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers

bible verse

“…its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay.” (Daniel 2:33)
“Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom” (Daniel 2:34)

meaning

Those who have feet of clay have flaws that make them seem more human and like normal people.

origin and application

Daniel was a prophet whose flair for interpreting signs and dreams made him well-known in the government of Babylon. There was a time when King Nebuchadnezzar dreamt of a statue with a head of gold and feet of partly clay and partly iron. Daniel interpreted the feet of clay and iron as a symbol for the coming of a kingdom which would be partly strong as iron and partly weak as clay. As history had proved, the feet and toes signified the Roman Empire, which was later divided into ten states. Some were strong as iron, but others were weak as clay.

Keywords

clay    Daniel    dream    weakness   

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