Whereas you saw the iron mixed with miry clay, they will mix themselves with the seed of men; but they will not cling to one another, even as iron does not mingle with clay. Bible see other translations

“they will mix themselves with the seed of men.” The most common understanding of this is that it is idiomatic for intermarriages among the different groups, but even so the groups will not combine but will remain separate. The kingdom that will be iron mixed with clay is not the Roman Empire of the past for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it was not shattered by Christ. The kingdom in Daniel 2:43 that is iron and clay is the future kingdom of the Antichrist, and that kingdom will be powerful but internally divided, as we can see by reading Revelation and noting the number of “kings” who have power in it and the fact that they war against each other. It seems from the prophecy in Daniel that these future kingdoms (nations) that make up the kingdom of the Antichrist will try at different times to unite with each other but try unsuccessfully.

Commentary for: Daniel 2:43