Daniel 7:13

“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the sonne of man, came with the clouds of heauen, and came to the Ancient of daies, and they brought him neere before him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I saw in the night-visions, and, behold, there came with the clouds of heaven one like unto a son of man, and he came even to the ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I saw in visions of the night, and there was coming with the clouds of heaven one like a man, and he came to the one who was very old, and they took him near before him.
- Basic English Bible

I saw in the night visions, and behold, there came with the clouds of heaven [one] like a son of man, and he came up even to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
- Darby Bible

I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
- Webster's Bible

I saw in the night visions, and behold, there came with the clouds of the sky one like a son of man, and he came even to the ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
- World English Bible

`I was seeing in the visions of the night, and lo, with the clouds of the heavens as a son of man was [one] coming, and unto the Ancient of Days he hath come, and before Him they have brought him near.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I saw in the night visions, and, behold, there came with the clouds of heaven one like unto a son of man, and he came even to the Ancient of days, and he was brought near before Him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 7:13


7:13 A son of man - That is, the Messiah, he came with the clouds of heaven, gloriously, swiftly and terribly. And came - This relates to his ascension, at which time, he received his royal investiture, for the protection of his church, and curbing of their enemies.


Discussion for Daniel 7:13

  • Tinotenda for verse 13
    The son of Man is Jesus Himself, the Ancient of days is God Himself, the clouds of Heaven is unnumbered angels of God.
  • Chensar for verse 13
    Mawitea LP's comment on 2013-01-03 11:09:30:
    Yes, we all agree that the Son of Man is Jesus Christ. For the Ancient of Days, i am not fully convinced that it is God Himself, mainly because,, 'no human being have never seen God, the Father' but they only hear His Voice, or see his presence like the flame of fire that led the Israelites during the night in their journey to Canaan, etc. What we can say we know is the image of God as indicated by Genesis 1 vs 26 that God created man out of their image.. In my opinion I can link this Ancient of Days to the Comforter mentioned in John 14 vs 16. The Ancient of Days is someone with great authority. So I am sure that the Comforter is the Holy Spirit but would come in person.
  • Farrell for verse 13
    The Ancient of Days is God, and the son of man is Jesus.
  • Mawitea LP for verse 13
    My questions are: 1) Who is Ancient of Days? 2) Who is son of a man?

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