A.(29) As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter:and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. 30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.
B. (31) Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
C.(32) This image’s head was of fine gold,
D. his breast and his arms of silver,
E. his belly and his thighs of brass,
F.(33) His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
G.(34) Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
F’.(35) Then was the iron, the clay,
E’. the brass,
D’. the silver,
C’. and the gold,
B’. broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them:and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
A’.(36) This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.