… its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. (Dan 2:33)
Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron
that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces. In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and
partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with
common clay. As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of
it will be brittle. And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but
they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery. (Dan 2:40-43)
After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and
extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was
different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn,
a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn
possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts. (Dan 7:7-8)
Then I kept looking because of the sound of the boastful words which the horn was speaking; I kept looking until the
beast was slain, and its body was destroyed and given to the burning fire. (Dan 7:11)
Then I desired to know the exact meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly
dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its claws of bronze, and which devoured, crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet,
and the meaning of the ten horns that were on its head and the other horn which came up, and before which three of them fell,
namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth uttering great boasts and which was larger in appearance than its associates. I kept
looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed
in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom.
Thus he said: "The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom
on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it.
As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the
previous ones and will subdue three kings. He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and
he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.
But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever."
There is no mention of the fourth empire