36, This is the dream; and we will tell its interpretation before the king.
37, You, O king, are king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, and the strength, and the glory;
38, and wherever the children of men dwell, the animals of the field and the birds of the sky has he given into your hand, and has made you to rule over them all: you are the head of gold.
39, After you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you; and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
40, The fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron, because iron breaks in pieces and subdues all things; and as iron that crushes all these, shall it break in pieces and crush.
41, Whereas you saw the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, because you saw the iron mixed with miry clay.
42, As the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43, Whereas you saw the iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cling to one another, even as iron does not mingle with clay.
44, In the days of those kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people; but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
45, Because you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God has made known to the king what shall happen hereafter: and the dream is certain, and its interpretation sure.
Several hundred years later the Lord Jesus Christ appears on the earth.
12, Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee.
13, Leaving Nazareth, he came and lived in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali,
14, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,
15, ”The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles,
16, the people who sat in darkness saw a great light, to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, to them light has dawned.”*
17, From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, “Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”