Daniel 7:16

“I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I came neere vnto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this: so he told mee, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth concerning all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I came near to one of those who were waiting there, questioning him about what all this was. And he said to me that he would make clear to me the sense of these things.
- Basic English Bible

I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the certainty of all this. And he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things:
- Darby Bible

I came near to one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
- Webster's Bible

I came near to one of those who stood by, and asked him the truth concerning all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
- World English Bible

I have drawn near unto one of those standing, and the certainty I seek from him of all this; and he hath said to me, yea, the interpretation of the things he hath caused me to know:
- Youngs Literal Bible

I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth concerning all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 7:16


7:16 Unto one - That is, to an angel, that ministered. The truth - The true meaning of this vision.


Discussion for Daniel 7

  • A disciple
    "I beheld, and lo! that horn made battle against holy men, and had mastery of them, till the Eld of days came, and high God gave doom to holy men; and lo! time came, and holy men got realm." (Wycliffe Bible) What things we bear up under for the just now is but the token of the doom (judgment) that God makes upon the world through us: and we are made in Christ for the standard and measuring of all.
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that even though Daniel was a prophet used by Jehovah God, he still found things troubling. He received a great amount of God given knowledge and because he could not fully understand these things he found them troubling.
  • A disciple
    "As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time." Daniel 7:12 This is one of several Scriptures which alludes to the Lord NOT coming to destroy men's lives, but to SAVE them; and of a time to come when the world will be able to enjoy life under the glorious reign of the Lord Jesus Christ with all His Saints.
  • Jeff Mentzos
    The earth will be divided into 10 divisions. In Rev.17:12 these 10 rulers will destroy Babylon the great which is a very strong spiritual force who alighted down off of the beast and took control of all of man's endeavors in the areas of economics ,politics, religion, and social media. The 11th king will appear when this is done and take control.
  • Michele Haney🙌
    I think I need to witness a lot more before Jesus comes back!
  • William Lambert
    Because Ancient of days is capitalized, one might assume this to be referring to God. The saints of the most High must also be referring to the saints of God for the very same reason that High is also capitalized.

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