vision

vision

The sight of things normally hidden from human eyes. Visions, dreams, and heavenly journeys are closely related phenomena through which secrets are thought to be revealed. These media of revelation are especially characteristic of apocalyptic literature. Ancient Jewish and Christian visions may be grouped into five types: (1) visions of the enthroned deity or the divine council (Exod 24:9-11; 1Kgs 22:19-23; Isa 6; Ezek 1:1-3:15; Rev 4:2-11); (2) visions of some other heavenly reality or of an earthly reality present, threatened, or to come (1Kgs 22:17; Amos 7:1-3; Amos 4-6:1; Jer 4:23-26; Ezek 8-11; Ezek 40-48; Zech 1:7-17; Zech 1:3; Zech 6:1-8; Luke 1:11; Luke 1:21); (3) visions based on a play on words or a symbol (Amos 7:7-9; Amos 8:1-3; Jer 1:11-12; Jer 13-14:11; Jer 24; Ezek 37:1-14; Zech 2:5-9; Zech 5:1-4); (4) allegorical visions, that is, visions in which each object, being, or event represents in a figurative or pictorial way a corresponding entity in reality (Zech 1:18-21; Zech 1:4; Zech 5:5-11; Dan 8; Rev 12; Rev 13; Rev 17); and (5) visions that combine two or more of the above types (Dan 7).

Exod 24:9-11

On the Mountain with God
9Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up,10and they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet t ... View more

1Kgs 22:19-23

19Then Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, with all the host of heaven standing beside him to the right an ... View more

Isa 6

A Vision of God in the Temple
1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. ... View more

Ezek 1:1-3:15

The Vision of the Chariot
1In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the heavens ... View more

Rev 4:2-11

2At once I was in the spirit, and there in heaven stood a throne, with one seated on the throne!3And the one seated there looks like jasper and carnelian, and a ... View more

1Kgs 22:17

17Then Micaiah said, “I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, like sheep that have no shepherd; and the Lord said, ‘These have no master; let each one go h ... View more

Amos 7:1-3

Locusts, Fire, and a Plumb Line
1This is what the Lord GOD showed me: he was forming locusts at the time the latter growth began to sprout (it was the latter gr ... View more

Amos 4-6:1

1Hear this word, you cows of Bashan
who are on Mount Samaria,
who oppress the poor, who crush the needy,
who say to their husbands, “Bring something to drink!”2 ... View more

Jer 4:23-26

23I looked on the earth, and lo, it was waste and void;
and to the heavens, and they had no light.24I looked on the mountains, and lo, they were quaking,
and al ... View more

Ezek 8-11

Abominations in the Temple
1In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, with the elders of Judah sitting before ... View more

Ezek 40-48

The Vision of the New Temple
1In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after t ... View more

Zech 1:7-17

First Vision: The Horsemen
7On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, the month of Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the ... View more

Zech 1:3

3Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord of hosts: Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts.

Zech 6:1-8

Eighth Vision: Four Chariots
1And again I looked up and saw four chariots coming out from between two mountains—mountains of bronze.2The first chariot had red h ... View more

Luke 1:11

11Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.

Luke 1:21

21Meanwhile the people were waiting for Zechariah, and wondered at his delay in the sanctuary.

Amos 7:7-9

7This is what he showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.8And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do ... View more

Amos 8:1-3

The Basket of Fruit
1This is what the Lord GOD showed me—a basket of summer fruit.2He said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” The ... View more

Jer 1:11-12

11The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.”12Then the Lord said to me, “You have see ... View more

Jer 13-14:11

The Linen Loincloth
1Thus said the Lord to me, “Go and buy yourself a linen loincloth, and put it on your loins, but do not dip it in water.”2So I bought a loin ... View more

Jer 24

The Good and the Bad Figs
1The Lord showed me two baskets of figs placed before the temple of the Lord. This was after King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon had taken ... View more

Ezek 37:1-14

The Valley of Dry Bones
1The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was fu ... View more

Zech 2:5-9

5For I will be a wall of fire all around it, says the Lord, and I will be the glory within it.”Interlude: An Appeal to the Exiles
6Up, up! Flee from the land of ... View more

Zech 5:1-4

Sixth Vision: The Flying Scroll
1Again I looked up and saw a flying scroll.2And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll; its length ... View more

Zech 1:18-21

Second Vision: The Horns and the Smiths
18 And I looked up and saw four horns.19I asked the angel who talked with me, “What are these?” And he answered me, “The ... View more

Zech 1:4

4Do not be like your ancestors, to whom the former prophets proclaimed, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, Return from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.” But ... View more

Zech 5:5-11

Seventh Vision: The Woman in a Basket
5Then the angel who talked with me came forward and said to me, “Look up and see what this is that is coming out.”6I said, ... View more

Dan 8

Vision of a Ram and a Goat
1In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me, Daniel, after the one that had appeared to me at first.2I ... View more

Rev 12

The Woman and the Dragon
1A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve star ... View more

Rev 13

1And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads; and on its horns were ten diadems, and on its heads were blasphemous names.2And the ... View more

Rev 17

The Great Whore and the Beast
1Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great whore ... View more

Dan 7

Visions of the Four Beasts
1In the first year of King Belshazzar of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head as he lay in bed. Then he wrote down the ... View more

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