"Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou are this head of go/d." Dan. 2:37, 38.
What was to be the nature of the next kingdom after Babylon? "After thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee." Dan. 2:39, first part.
Who was the last Babylonian king? "In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. And Darius the Median took the kingdom, bring about threescore and two years old." Dan. 5:30, 31; see verses 1,2.
To whom was Belshazzar's kingdom given? "Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. " Dan. 5:28.
By what symbol is the Medo-Persian empire elsewhere represented? "The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia." Dan. 8:20.
What beast was seen to come against him? "An he-goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth... And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power." Dan. 8:5-6.
What was the result of this contest? "And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns... Therefore the he-goat waxed very great." Dan.8:7-8.
What did the goat represent? "And the rough goat is the king of Grecia." Dan.
By what is Grecia represented in the image? "And another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth." Dan.2:39.
What is said of the fourth kingdom? "And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise." Dan. 2:40.
Where is such a power brought to view? "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed." Luke 2:1.
What was indicated by the mixture of clay and iron in the feet and toes? "And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potter's clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided." Dan 2:41.
What is to take place in the days of these kings? "And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever." Dan. 2:44.
Can there be any doubt regarding the fulfillment of this prophecy? "The great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation there of sure." Dan. 2:45.
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