Daniel 7:18 Index
"But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever."
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"...the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom..."

  • All earthly kings and governments will pass away, but the kingdom of the Most High will endure forever. The usurpation and misrule of the wicked may last for a time, but soon it will be at an end. Then this earth will be restored to its rightful Owner, who will share it with the saints. Those who have long been destitute and despised by men will soon be honored and exalted. (4BC 830)

"...for ever, even for ever and ever..."

  • The repetition of the phrase emphasizes the idea of perpetuity. These is nothing transitory about the occupancy of the restored earth. The lease will never expire, and the inhabitants will be secure in their own dwelling places. "They shall not build" only to have someone else take over the building. "They shall not plant," and another eat the fruit, for the "elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands" (Isaiah 65:22). (4BC 830)