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Daniel 7:18

    Daniel 7:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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 (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the saints of the Most High will take the kingdom, and it will be theirs for ever, even for ever and ever.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Daniel 7:18

    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 7:18

    But the saints of the Most High shall take the kingdom - I doubt whether this be the true sense of the original Chaldee, ויקבלון מלכותא קדשי עליונון vikabbelun malcutha kaddishey elyonin, "But the supreme holy ones shall receive the kingdom;" or, "they shall receive the kingdom of the supreme saints." Properly translated by Montanus, Et suscipient regnum sanctorum altissimorum. Whatever we may think of the patriarchs and the Jews in their best times, there has never been so much holiness of heart possessed, and so much righteousness practiced, as by the genuine disciples of Christ. Christianity alone has provided a full redemption for man. They are the chief saints, and to them God gives the kingdom: and this Gospel dispensation, called often the kingdom of God, and the kingdom of heaven, shall last for ever, during the whole lapse of time; and for ever and ever - throughout eternity, shall they and its blessings endure.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 7:18

    But the saints of the Most High shall take the kingdom - That is, they shall ultimately take possession of the rule over all the world, and shall control it from that time onward to the end. This is the grand thing which the vision is designed to disclose, and on this it was evidently the intention to fix the mind. Everything before was preparatory and subordinate to this, and to this all things tended. The phrase rendered the Most High - in the margin "high ones, i. e., things or places" - עליונין ‛eleyônı̂yn - is in the plural number, and means literally high ones; but there can be no doubt that it refers here to God, and is given to Him as the word אלהים 'ĕlohı̂ym is (Genesis 1:1, et saepe), to denote majesty or honor - pluralis excellentice. The word rendered saints means the holy, and the reference is undoubtedly to the people of God on the earth, meaning here that they would take possession of the kingdom, or that they would rule. When true religion shall everywhere prevail, and when all offices shall be in the hands of good men - of men that fear God and that keep his commandments - instead of being in the hands of bad men, as they generally have been, then this prediction will be accomplished in respect to all that is fairly implied in it.

    And possess the kingdom for ever, even forever and ever - This is a strong and emphatic declaration, affirming that this dominion will be perpetual. It will not pass away, like the other kingdoms, to be succeeded by another one. What is here affirmed, as above remarked, will be true if such a reign should continue on earth to the winding up of all things, and should then be succeeded by an eternal reign of holiness in the heavens. It is not necessary to interpret this as meaning that there would be literally an eternal kingdom on this earth, for it is everywhere taught in the Scriptures that the present order of things will come to a close. But it does seem necessary to understand this as teaching that there will be a state of prevalent righteousness on the earth hereafter, and that when that is introduced it will continue to the end of time.

    Wesley's Notes on Daniel 7:18

    7:18 But the saints - Jesus Christ being their king, they shall reign with him, and possess the kingdom for ever.