Daniel 7:15
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New International Version
"I, Daniel, was troubled in spirit, and the visions that passed through my mind disturbed me.

New Living Translation
I, Daniel, was troubled by all I had seen, and my visions terrified me.

English Standard Version
“As for me, Daniel, my spirit within me was anxious, and the visions of my head alarmed me.

New American Standard Bible
"As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed within me, and the visions in my mind kept alarming me.

King James Bible
I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for me, Daniel, my spirit was deeply distressed within me, and the visions in my mind terrified me.

International Standard Version
"Now as for me, Daniel, I was emotionally troubled, and what I had seen in the visions kept alarming me.

NET Bible
"As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed, and the visions of my mind were alarming me.

New Heart English Bible
As for me, Daniel, my spirit was grieved in the midst of my body, and the visions of my mind troubled me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I, Daniel, was deeply troubled, and my visions frightened me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As for me Daniel, my spirit was pained in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head affrighted me.

New American Standard 1977
“As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed within me, and the visions in my mind kept alarming me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My spirit was troubled, I Daniel, in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head astonished me.

King James 2000 Bible
I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

American King James Version
I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the middle of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

American Standard Version
As for me, Daniel, my spirit was grieved in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My spirit trembled, I Daniel was affrighted at these things, and the visions of my head troubled me.

Darby Bible Translation
As for me Daniel, my spirit was grieved in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

English Revised Version
As for me Daniel, my spirit was grieved in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

Webster's Bible Translation
I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

World English Bible
As for me, Daniel, my spirit was grieved in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

Young's Literal Translation
'Pierced hath been my spirit -- I, Daniel -- in the midst of the sheath, and the visions of my head trouble me;
Study Bible
Daniel's Visions Interpreted
14"And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed. 15"As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed within me, and the visions in my mind kept alarming me. 16"I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things:…
Cross References
Daniel 4:19
"Then Daniel, whose name is Belteshazzar, was appalled for a while as his thoughts alarmed him. The king responded and said, 'Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation alarm you.' Belteshazzar replied, 'My lord, if only the dream applied to those who hate you and its interpretation to your adversaries!

Daniel 7:1
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel saw a dream and visions in his mind as he lay on his bed; then he wrote the dream down and related the following summary of it.

Daniel 7:28
"At this point the revelation ended. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts were greatly alarming me and my face grew pale, but I kept the matter to myself."

Daniel 8:2
I looked in the vision, and while I was looking I was in the citadel of Susa, which is in the province of Elam; and I looked in the vision and I myself was beside the Ulai Canal.

Daniel 10:16
And behold, one who resembled a human being was touching my lips; then I opened my mouth and spoke and said to him who was standing before me, "O my lord, as a result of the vision anguish has come upon me, and I have retained no strength.
Treasury of Scripture

I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the middle of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

was grieved.

Daniel 7:28 Till now is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations …

Daniel 8:27 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose …

Jeremiah 15:17,18 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone …

Jeremiah 17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow you: …

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness …

Luke 19:41-44 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it…

Romans 9:2,3 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart…

Revelation 10:9-11 And I went to the angel, and said to him, Give me the little book. …

body. Chal. sheath.

2 Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our …

the visions.

Daniel 2:1,3 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar …

Daniel 4:5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts on my bed and …

Genesis 40:7,8 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of …

Genesis 41:8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; …

(15) Midst.--See margin. The body was regarded as the sheath of the soul.

Verses 15-18. - I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things. These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth, But the saints of the Most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever. The version of the Septuagint differs in some points from the Massoretic. In the fifteenth verse there is no reference to the spirit being in the body; it adds "of the night" after "visions," and changes "my head" into "my thoughts." The sixteenth verse presents no essential points of difference. In the seventeenth verse the differences are more considerable, "These great beasts are four kingdoms, which shall be destroyed from the earth." There seems a good deal to be said for the reading behind this version. The first variation, "kingdoms" instead of "kings," may be due to logic, but it has further "destroyed from" instead of "arising out of," which cannot have resulted from the Massoretic. The verb qoom, "to stand up," followed by rain, "from," is not elsewhere used in the sense which we find in the Massoretic here. When one is prone on the earth, as Saul before the revelation of the witch of Endor, "he stood up from the earth" (1 Samuel 28:23, Targum Jonathan) - word for word as here. When Abraham (Genesis 23:3, Targum Onkelos) arose from before his dead, we have a similar construction. In 2 Samuel 11:2, "David arose from his couch." This construction involves Change of position, either directly or implicitly. It is difficult to understand how the one reading arose from the other. The condensation of the sense as it appears in the Septuagint is not likely to be attained by a falsarius. In ver. 18 there is nothing calling for remark, save that the reduplication of "for ever and ever "is omitted. While Theodotion is nearer the Massoretic text, he too differs from it in some points - his rendering of nidnay by ἕξις. Schleusner thinks this probably a false reading for ἐκστάσις. However, in Judges 14:9 we have ἕξις used for "body." In the seventeenth verse we have "kingdoms" instead of "kings." The last clause agrees with the Massoretic, but there is subjoined αἱ ἀρθήσονται, "which shall be taken away" - an addition that suggests that some of the manuscripts before Theodotion had the same reading as that before the Septuagint translator. He renders yeqoomoon rain by ἀναστήσονται ἐπί, showing that at all events he had a different preposition. The reduplication of "for ever and ever" is omitted. The Peshitta ver. 15 has "in the midst of my couch" instead of "in the midst of my body." In the sixteenth verse it resolves the bystanders into "servants." In the seventeenth verse the preposition is not rain, but 'al. Jerome, instead of corpus, "body," has in his, "in these," - as if he had read b'idena instead of nidnay; he also in ver. 17 reads regna, not reges. The Mas-seretic text has some peculiarities. The first words afford one of the rare instances where we have the 'ithpael instead of the hithpael; it may be due to scribal correction. In the seventeenth verse 'inoon (K'thib) affords an instance of the frequent Syriasm in Daniel. The "Most High" is rendered by a plural adjective, עֶלְיונִין ('elyoneen); it is explained differently. Kranichfeld and Stuart regard it as pluralis excellentiae. Bevan and Behrmann regard it as a case of attraction, the latter giving as parallel instances, hence 'ayleem (Psalm 29:1) and benee nebeem. The difficulty remains that neither the pluralis excellentiae nor change of number is known in Aramaic. The fact that this strange form has produced no effect on any of the versions makes the reading suspicious. Professor Fuller sees in this word a proof of Babylonian influence, but he does not assign his reason, We now enter a new stage in the development of this vision. After the wonderful assize has ended, Daniel dreams that he is still standing among these innumerable multitudes, and, feeling that all these things are symbols, he is grieved because he cannot comprehend what is meant by them. So from one of those attendants who crowd the canvas of his vision he asks an explanation, or rather "the certainty," of this vision; he wishes to know whether it is s mere vision or of the nature of a revelation. This is a perfectly natural psychological condition in dreaming. In the act of dreaming we question ourselves whether we are dreaming or not; we may even ask one of the characters in our dream the question. The interpretation is interesting, but has been already, to some extent forestalled. A difficulty is seen by some commentators - how these four kingdoms could be said to arise, when one of them was nearing its fall. If we take the reading of the Septuagint, this difficulty is obviated. Saadia Gaon makes these four kings the nominative to the verb "receive" (wrongly translated in our Authorized Version, "take"), and maintains each of these empires shall hold the kingdom of Israel until the Messiah shall come. This view would necessitate grammatically that the Messiah should never come, but that the reign of these four world-empires should be prolonged into eternity. "The saints of the Most High," in the thought of Daniel would be, of necessity, the Jews; for we need not discuss the possibility of the angels being the holy ones implied here - they always have the kingdoms of the world under them - but we may see the Israel of faith in this figure. The believers in Christ are the true Israel, and the kingdom of heaven which Christ set up is thus promised to fill the earth. The Church is thus the true ultimate state. If we regard the Church as a society formed of those who are mutually attracted to each other. have a mutual love for each other, end have a common love to God, then all the history of the world is tending towards the establishment of such a society, universal as the world. National hatreds are much less acute now than they were. Despite the efforts to rouse class against class, there seems more sympathy between classes than there was. The final break-down of national and class oppositions, not necessarily by the abolition of either class or nation, will prepare the way for the Christ-commanded love which is the tie that unites the members of the true eternal Church of God. I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body,.... Or "sheath" (a); the soul being in the body as a sword in its scabbard; where it was "cut" (b) and pierced, as the word signifies; and was wounded, distressed, and grieved at the vision seen; not at the sight of the Son of man, and the glorious and everlasting kingdom given to him; but of the four beasts, and especially the last, and more particularly the little horn, and the look, and words, and actions of that, as well as the awful scene of judgment presented to his view:

and the visions of my head troubled me; the things he saw, which appeared to his fancy as real things, gave him a great deal of uneasiness, and chiefly because he did not understand the meaning of them; it was not so much the things themselves, as ignorance of them, that cut him to the heart, and grieved and troubled him; for what is more so to an inquisitive mind, that has got a hint of something great and useful to be known, but cannot as yet come to the knowledge of it?

(a) "in medio vaginae", Montanus; "intra vaginam", Munster, Vatablus. (b) "transfixus est", Junius & Tremellius, Polanus; "succisus, vel excisus est", Munster. 15. body—literally, "sheath": the body being the "sheath" of the soul.7:15-28 It is desirable to obtain the right and full sense of what we see and hear from God; and those that would know, must ask by faithful and fervent prayer. The angel told Daniel plainly. He especially desired to know respecting the little horn, which made war with the saints, and prevailed against them. Here is foretold the rage of papal Rome against true Christians. St. John, in his visions and prophecies, which point in the first place at Rome, has plain reference to these visions. Daniel had a joyful prospect of the prevalence of God's kingdom among men. This refers to the second coming of our blessed Lord, when the saints shall triumph in the complete fall of Satan's kingdom. The saints of the Most High shall possess the kingdom for ever. Far be it from us to infer from hence, that dominion is founded on grace. It promises that the gospel kingdom shall be set up; a kingdom of light, holiness, and love; a kingdom of grace, the privileges and comforts of which shall be the earnest and first-fruits of the kingdom of glory. But the full accomplishment will be in the everlasting happiness of the saints, the kingdom that cannot be moved. The gathering together the whole family of God will be a blessedness of Christ's coming.
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