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Daniel 7:22

    Daniel 7:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    until the ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the Most High, and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Till he came, who was very old, and the decision was made and the authority was given to the saints of the Most High; and the time came when the saints took the kingdom.

    Webster's Revision

    until the ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the Most High, and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

    World English Bible

    until the ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the Most High, and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    until the ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the Most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

    Definitions for Daniel 7:22

    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 7:22

    Saints of the Most High - To the supereminent saints; see the note on Daniel 7:18 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 7:22

    Until the Ancient of days came - Notes, Daniel 7:9. That is, this was to occur after the horn grew to its full size, and after the war was made with the saints, and they had been overcome. It does not affirm that this would occur immediately, but that at some subsequent period the Ancient of days would come, and would set up a kingdom on the earth, or would make over the kingdom to the saints. There would be as real a transfer and as actual a setting up of a peculiar kingdom, as if God himself should appear on the earth, and should publicly make over the dominion to them.

    And judgment was given to the saints of the Most High - That is, there was a solemn act of judgement in the case by which the kingdom was given to their hands. It was as real a transfer as if there had been a judgment pronounced on the beast, and he had been condemned and overthrown, and as if the dominion which he once had should be made over to the servants of the Most High.

    And the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom - That they ruled on the earth; that good men made and administered the laws; that the principles of religion prevailed, influencing the hearts of all men, and causing righteousness and justice to be done. The universal prevalence of true religion, in controlling the hearts and lives of men, and disposing them to do what in all circumstances ought to be done, would be a complete fulfillment of all that is here said. Thus far the description of what Daniel saw, of which he was so desirous to obtain an explanation. The explanation follows, and embraces the remainder of the chapter.