Daniel 4:13
New International Version
"In the visions I saw while lying in bed, I looked, and there before me was a holy one, a messenger, coming down from heaven.

New Living Translation
“‘Then as I lay there dreaming, I saw a messenger, a holy one, coming down from heaven.

English Standard Version
“I saw in the visions of my head as I lay in bed, and behold, a watcher, a holy one, came down from heaven.

Berean Study Bible
As I lay on my bed, I also saw in the visions of my mind a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven.

New American Standard Bible
I was looking in the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven.

New King James Version
“I saw in the visions of my head while on my bed, and there was a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven.

King James Bible
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;

Christian Standard Bible
"As I was lying in my bed, I also saw in the visions of my mind a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven.

Contemporary English Version
"While I was in bed, having this vision, a holy angel came down from heaven

Good News Translation
"While I was thinking about the vision, I saw coming down from heaven an angel, alert and watchful.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As I was lying in my bed, I also saw in the visions of my mind an observer, a holy one, coming down from heaven.

International Standard Version
"Then I saw in the visions of my head while I was in bed—and take careful notice!—I saw a holy observer descend from heaven.

NET Bible
While I was watching in my mind's visions on my bed, a holy sentinel came down from heaven.

New Heart English Bible
I saw in the visions of my head on my bed, and look, a watcher and a holy one came down from the sky.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I was seeing these visions as I was asleep. I saw a guardian, a holy being, come down from heaven.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from heaven.

New American Standard 1977
‘I was looking in the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, one who was a watchman and holy descended from heaven;

King James 2000 Bible
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher, a holy one came down from heaven;

American King James Version
I saw in the visions of my head on my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;

American Standard Version
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from heaven.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I beheld in the night vision upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven and cried aloud, and thus he said,

Douay-Rheims Bible
I saw in the vision of my head upon my bed, and behold a watcher, and a holy one came down from heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from the heavens;

English Revised Version
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from heaven;

World English Bible
I saw in the visions of my head on my bed, and behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from the sky.

Young's Literal Translation
'I was looking, in the visions of my head on my bed, and lo, a sifter, even a holy one, from the heavens is coming down.
Study Bible
Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of a Great Tree
12Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit was abundant, and upon it was food for all. Under it the beasts of the field found shelter, in its branches the birds of the air nested, and from it every creature was fed. 13As I lay on my bed, I also saw in the visions of my mind a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven. 14He called out in a loud voice: ‘Cut down the tree and chop off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the beasts flee from under it, and the birds from its branches.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:2
He said: "The LORD came from Sinai and dawned upon us from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran and came with myriads of holy ones, with flaming fire at His right hand.

Psalm 89:7
In the council of the holy ones, God is greatly feared, and awesome above all who surround Him.

Daniel 4:5
I had a dream, and it frightened me; while in my bed, the images and visions in my mind alarmed me.

Daniel 4:17
This decision is the decree of the watchers, the verdict declared by the holy ones, so that the living will know that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of mankind, and gives it to whom He wishes, setting over it the lowliest of men.'

Daniel 4:23
And you, O king, saw a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven and saying: 'Cut down the tree and destroy it, but leave the stump with its roots in the ground, with a band of iron and bronze around it, in the tender grass of the field. Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, and graze with the beasts of the field till seven times pass him by.'

Daniel 7:1
In the first year of the reign of Belshazzar over Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he lay on his bed. He wrote down the dream, and this is the summary of his account.

Daniel 8:13
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, "How long until the fulfillment of the vision of the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, and the surrender of the sanctuary and of the host to be trampled?"

Treasury of Scripture

I saw in the visions of my head on my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;

in the.

Daniel 4:5,10
I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me…

Daniel 7:1
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.

Daniel 7:17,23
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth…

Psalm 103:20
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

an holy.

Daniel 8:13
Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

Deuteronomy 33:2
And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.

Psalm 89:7
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.







Lexicon
As I lay
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5922: Above, over, upon, against

on my bed,
מִשְׁכְּבִ֑י (miš·kə·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4903: Couch, bed

I also saw
חָזֵ֥ה (ḥā·zêh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2370: To gaze upon, mentally to dream, be usual

in the visions
בְּחֶזְוֵ֥י (bə·ḥez·wê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2376: Vision, appearance

of my mind
רֵאשִׁ֖י (rê·šî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7217: The head, the sum

a watcher,
עִ֣יר (‘îr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5894: Waking or wakeful one

a holy one,
וְקַדִּ֔ישׁ (wə·qad·dîš)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6922: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary

coming down
נָחִֽת׃ (nā·ḥiṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5182: To descend, to bring away, deposit, depose

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4481: From, out of, by, by reason of, at, more than

heaven.
שְׁמַיָּ֖א (šə·may·yā)
Noun - mdd
Strong's Hebrew 8065: The sky
(13) A watcher and a holy one--i.e., a holy one who is watchful; translated "angel" by the LXX., but simply transliterated into "Eir" by Theodotion. The word is used twice by the king, and once by Daniel (Daniel 4:23), but it is to be noticed that the prophet substitutes "the Most High" for the words of the king in Daniel 4:17). We must suppose that Nebuchadnezzar dreamed in a language familiar to himself, and that the objects of his dream were things with which his Babylonian education had made him acquainted. According to his mythology, the god of Nergal was regarded as "manifesting himself in watching," so that he may have dreamed that he witnessed a descent of one of his deities. In this he is corrected by Daniel, being assured that the whole is sent from heaven, that the decree is ordered by the one true God, and that the holy watcher is an angel of God.

Verse 13. - I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven. The Septuagint Version is shorter here, and therefore, other things being equal, is to be preferred, "And I saw in my dream, and an angel was sent in power from heaven." Theodotion is as usual in closer accord with the text of the Massoretic than is the Septuagint; yet he omits "of my head." The Peshitta, yet closer to the Massoretic text, only omits "behold." There is now a change in the vision. The monarch sees "a watcher and a holy one descend." This is rendered rightly by the Septuagint, "an angel." Jephet-ibn-Ali maintains that there are two, and that the watcher is the higher. The word עִיר (eer), "watcher," occurs only in this chapter in the Bible. In the Book of Enoch the name occurs almost a score of times, and is used to designate the archangels. In the present case the word קָדִּישׁ, (qaddeesh), "a holy one," is in all likelihood an explanatory addition, the word being unknown before - probably an adaptation of some Assyrian name. On the other hand, in the Book of Enoch every one is supposed to be as well acquainted with the עִירִים of Daniel as with the cherubim and ophanim of Ezekiel and the seraphim of Isaiah. Does not this imply that, at the time the Book of Enoch was written, the Book of Daniel was equally well known with those of the two other prophets? The latest conceivable date for Enoch is B.C. 130, and so late a date never would have been thought of had there not been a necessity to place its date after that at which critics in their wisdom had placed Daniel. The date above mentioned implies that Judas Maccabaeus is unmentioned in a struggle of which he was the crowning hero. Even grant that later date, it is inconceivable that a single generation could have given Daniel such a place of honour as to be regarded as the equal with Isaiah and Ezekiel. In this connection it is to be noticed that, though the ophunim, "wheels," of Ezekiel are made use of, the soosim, "horses," of Zechariah do not appear in the later books. Yet they are declared to be spirits. If Daniel were a contemporary of Ezekiel, and his writings had thus had time to sink into the mind of the Jewish people, this phenomenon can be understood. 4:1-18 The beginning and end of this chapter lead us to hope, that Nebuchadnezzar was a monument of the power of Divine grace, and of the riches of Divine mercy. After he was recovered from his madness, he told to distant places, and wrote down for future ages, how God had justly humbled and graciously restored him. When a sinner comes to himself, he will promote the welfare of others, by making known the wondrous mercy of God. Nebuchadnezzar, before he related the Divine judgments upon him for his pride, told the warnings he had in a dream or vision. The meaning was explained to him. The person signified, was to be put down from honour, and to be deprived of the use of his reason seven years. This is surely the sorest of all temporal judgments. Whatever outward affliction God is pleased to lay upon us, we have cause to bear it patiently, and to be thankful that he continues the use of our reason, and the peace of our consciences. Yet if the Lord should see fit by such means to keep a sinner from multiplying crimes, or a believer from dishonouring his name, even the dreadful prevention would be far preferable to the evil conduct. God has determined it, as a righteous Judge, and the angels in heaven applaud. Not that the great God needs the counsel or concurrence of the angels, but it denotes the solemnity of this sentence. The demand is by the word of the holy ones, God's suffering people: when the oppressed cry to God, he will hear. Let us diligently seek blessings which can never be taken from us, and especially beware of pride and forgetfulness of God.
Jump to Previous
Angelic Bed Descended Head Heaven Heavens Holy Lay Messenger Mind Sky Visions Watcher
Jump to Next
Angelic Bed Descended Head Heaven Heavens Holy Lay Messenger Mind Sky Visions Watcher
Links
Daniel 4:13 NIV
Daniel 4:13 NLT
Daniel 4:13 ESV
Daniel 4:13 NASB
Daniel 4:13 KJV

Daniel 4:13 Bible Apps
Daniel 4:13 Biblia Paralela
Daniel 4:13 Chinese Bible
Daniel 4:13 French Bible
Daniel 4:13 German Bible

Alphabetical: a an and angelic as bed before behold coming descended down from heaven holy I In lay looked looking lying me messenger mind my on one saw the there visions was watcher while

OT Prophets: Daniel 4:13 I saw in the visions of my (Dan. Da Dn) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Daniel 4:12
Top of Page
Top of Page