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.
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;
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;
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A watcher and a holy one - These are both angels; but, according to the Chaldean oracles, of different orders. They appear, according to their opinions, to be a kind of judges of human actions who had the power of determining the lot of men; see Daniel 4:17.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a watcher. Either a holy angel, or a divine person, called a watcher, as watching over the affairs of men.
LibraryThe Life of Mr. Andrew Melvil.
Mr. Melvil, after finishing his classical studies, went abroad, and taught, for some time, both at Poictiers in France, and at Geneva. He returned to Scotland in July 1574, after having been absent from his native country near ten years. Upon his return, the learned Beza, in a letter to the general assembly of the church of Scotland, said, "That the greatest token of affection the kirk of Geneva could show to Scotland, was, that they had suffered themselves to be spoiled of Mr. Andrew Melvil." Soon …
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The Teaching of Matthew 13 Proves that no Era of Millennial Blessing Precedes Christ's Second Advent.
The Unseen Watcher
Destruction of Jerusalem Foretold.
He said: "The LORD came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran. He came with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes.
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.
I had a dream that made me afraid. As I was lying in bed, the images and visions that passed through my mind terrified me.
"'The decision is announced by messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of people.'
"Your Majesty saw a holy one, a messenger, coming down from heaven and saying, 'Cut down the tree and destroy it, but leave the stump, bound with iron and bronze, in the grass of the field, while its roots remain in the ground. Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven; let him live with the wild animals, until seven times pass by for him.'
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying in bed. He wrote down the substance of his dream.
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, "How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled--the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, the surrender of the sanctuary and the trampling underfoot of the LORD's people?"
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