Daniel 7:18
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English Standard Version
But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, forever and ever.’

King James Bible
But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

American Standard Version
But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the saints of the most high God shall take the kingdom: and they shall possess the kingdom for ever and ever.

English Revised Version
But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The מטּוּרא before אתגּזרת, which is wanting in Daniel 2:34, and without doubt is here used significantly, is to be observed, as in Daniel 2:42 "the toes of the feet," which in Daniel 2:33 were also not mentioned. As it is evident that a stone, in order to its rolling without the movement of the human hand, must be set free from a mountain, so in the express mention of the mountain there can be only a reference to Mount Zion, where the God of heaven has founded His kingdom, which shall from thence spread out over the earth and shall destroy all the world-kingdoms. Cf. Psalm 50:2; Isaiah 2:3; Micah 4:2.

The first half of the 45th verse (down to ודהבּא) gives the confirmation of that which Daniel in Daniel 2:44 said to the king regarding the setting up and the continuance of the kingdom of God, and essentially belongs to this verse. On the other hand, Hitz. (and Kran. follows him) wishes to unite this confirmatory passage with the following: "because thou hast been that the stone, setting itself free from the mountain, breaks in pieces the iron, etc., thus has God permitted thee a glimpse behind the veil that hides the future," - in order that he may conclude from it that the writer, since he notes only the vision of the stone setting itself free as an announcement of the future, betrayed his real standpoint, i.e., the standpoint of the Maccabean Jew, for whom only this last catastrophe was as yet future, while all the rest was already past. This conclusion Kran. has rejected, but with the untenable argument that the expression, "what shall come to pass hereafter," is to be taken in agreement with the words, "what should come to pass," Daniel 2:29, which occur at the beginning of the address. Though this may in itself be right, yet it cannot be maintained if the passage Daniel 2:45 forms the antecedent to Daniel 2:45. In this case דּנה (this), in the phrase "after this" ( equals hereafter, Daniel 2:45), can be referred only to the setting loose of the stone. But the reasons which Hitz. adduces for the uniting together of the passages as adopted by him are without any importance. Why the long combined passage cannot suitably conclude with ורהבּא there is no reason which can be understood; and that it does not round itself is also no proof, but merely a matter of taste, the baselessness of which is evident from Daniel 2:10, where an altogether similar long passage, beginning with דּי כּל־קבל (forasmuch as), ends in a similar manner, without formally rounding itself off. The further remark also, that the following new passage could not so unconnectedly and baldly begin with רב אלהּ, is no proof, but a mere assertion, which is set aside as groundless by many passages in Daniel where the connection is wanting; cf. e.g., Daniel 4:16, Daniel 4:27>. The want of the copula before this passage is to be explained on the same ground on which Daniel uses רב אלהּ (stat. absol., i.e., without the article) instead of אלהא רבּא, Ezra 5:8. For that רב אלהּ means, not "a (undefined) great God," but the great God in heaven, whom Daniel had already (Daniel 2:28) announced to the king as the revealer of secrets, is obvious. Kran. has rightly remarked, that רב אלהּ may stand "in elevated discourse without the article, instead of the prosaic אלה רב, Ezra 5:8." The elevated discourse has occasioned also the absence of the copula, which will not be missed if one only takes a pause at the end of the interpretation, after which Daniel then in conclusion further says to the king, "The great God has showed to the king what will be hereafter." דּנה אחרי, after this which is now, does not mean "at some future time" (Hitz.), but after that which is at present, and it embraces the future denoted in the dream, from the time of Nebuchadnezzar till the setting up of the kingdom of God in the time of the Messiah.

Daniel 2:45

The word with which Daniel concludes his address, יצּיב, firm, sure, is the dream, and certain its interpretation, is not intended to assure the king of the truth of the dream, because the particulars of the dream had escaped him, and to certify to him the correctness of the interpretation (Kran.), but the importance of the dream should put him in mind to lay the matter to heart, and give honour to God who imparted to him these revelations; but at the same time also the word assures the readers of the book of the certainty of the fulfilment, since it lay far remote, and the visible course of things in the present and in the proximate future gave no indication or only a very faint prospect of the fulfilment. For other such assurances see Daniel 8:26; Daniel 10:21, Revelation 19:9; Revelation 21:5; Revelation 22:6.

We shall defer a fuller consideration of the fulfilment of this dream or the historical references of the four world-kingdoms, in order to avoid repetition, till we have expounded the vision which Daniel received regarding it in Daniel 7.

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the saints.

Daniel 7:22,27 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High...

Psalm 45:16 Instead of your fathers shall be your children, whom you may make princes in all the earth.

Psalm 149:5-9 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud on their beds...

Isaiah 60:12-14 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; yes, those nations shall be utterly wasted...

2 Timothy 2:11,12 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him...

Revelation 2:26,27 And he that overcomes, and keeps my works to the end, to him will I give power over the nations...

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Revelation 5:10 And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them...

most High. Chal. high ones, that is, things, or places.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers...

Cross References
Luke 1:33
and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."

1 Corinthians 6:2
Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases?

Revelation 2:26
The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations,

Revelation 2:27
and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father.

Revelation 20:4
Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Revelation 22:5
And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

Psalm 49:14
Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol; death shall be their shepherd, and the upright shall rule over them in the morning. Their form shall be consumed in Sheol, with no place to dwell.

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