Here is an extensive list of Bible verses about dreams and references. This list will help you study and understand this mysterious way God speaks to His children. The best way to learn how God speaks and uses dreams is by studying the Bible and learning from what it says. Being a prophetic individual you MUST be grounded in the word.
You must understand it, know it, and live it…. I have been writing about dreams lately I will continue to in the near future and I thought it would be good to include a complete list of all Bible verses about dreams and Bible dream references for those who really want to dig deep. Whether you are new or not to Biblical dreams or interpretation of dreams.
I believe these verses can be useful in your growth and refresh your memory. And sometimes the Holy Spirit will bring fresh revelation on a verse you have studied before. Since there are so many Bible references on dreams. I have placed a handy little table of contents here. You can easily hop around to certain topics you want to read on more. Or you can just scroll through like normal.
If you hover over the reference you can read the KJV of the Bible verses. Acts When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected. In the top basket were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.
And the birds will eat away your flesh. These verses express revelation coming at night. To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds. Daniel For God does speak—now one way, now another— though no one perceives it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds, Job Not all dreams come from God.
Here are verses that talk about false dreams coming from the enemy and dreams of the soul. Or what many like to call pizza dreams. I had a dream! They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their ancestors forgot my name through Baal worship. Let the prophet who has a dream recount the dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain? In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings.
Have you ever had a dream that moved you emotionally? Well, you are not alone.But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married. He came to a certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it under his head, and lay down in that place. He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. He called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz. Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear, and I return to my father's house in safety, then the LORD will be my God.
When Gideon came, behold, a man was relating a dream to his friend. And he said, "Behold, I had a dream; a loaf of barley bread was tumbling into the camp of Midian, and it came to the tent and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down so that the tent lay flat.
Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. He said to them, "Please listen to this dream which I have had; for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf. Then his brothers said to him, "Are you actually going to reign over us?
Or are you really going to rule over us? Now he had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, "Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.
Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground? But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him. Then the king gave orders to call in the magicians, the conjurers, the sorcerers and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams.
So they came in and stood before the king.
Dreams in the Bible
The king said to them, "I had a dream and my spirit is anxious to understand the dream. Then they said to him, "We have had a dream and there is no one to interpret it " Then Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God?
Tell it to me, please. And the multitude of all the nations who wage war against Ariel, Even all who wage war against her and her stronghold, and who distress her, Will be like a dream, a vision of the night. It will be as when a hungry man dreams-- And behold, he is eating; But when he awakens, his hunger is not satisfied, Or as when a thirsty man dreams-- And behold, he is drinking, But when he awakens, behold, he is faint And his thirst is not quenched. Thus the multitude of all the nations will be Who wage war against Mount Zion.
The king said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, "Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen and its interpretation? God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night and said to him, "Be careful that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad.
For the teraphim speak iniquity, And the diviners see lying visions And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain Therefore the people wander like sheep, They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd. As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams. Now in the morning his spirit was troubled, so he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all its wise men And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
Joseph then answered Pharaoh, saying, "It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer. Daniel answered before the king and said, "As for the mystery about which the king has inquired, neither wise men, conjurers, magicians nor diviners are able to declare it to the king.
Now when they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.
But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said, "Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child's life are dead. Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, even these prophets of the deception of their own heart, who intend to make My people forget My name by their dreams which they relate to one another, just as their fathers forgot My name because of Baal?
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless momentary? How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors! Like a dream when one awakes, O Lord, when aroused, You will despise their form.
Tell the dream to your servants, and we will declare the interpretation.Ten is a big number in Judaism: Everyone knows about the 10 commandments, but God also created the world with 10 ineffable statements; and the Torah records 10 songs with the last one to be sung by the Moshiach, when he finally shows up and also, 10 dreams. Interestingly, all 10 of the dreams recorded in the Torah occur in just one book, namely the book of Genesis.
Here they are, in chronological order:. Genesis Genesis — He correctly interprets that Pharoah is going to execute his official baker, but reinstate his official wine steward — and so it comes to pass Genesis Interestingly, Jewish sources explain that Pharoah actually had the same two dreams night after night for two whole years, before he actually remembered them upon waking.
And what are the dreams that Pharoah had? In the first one, he dreams that seven fat cows emerge from the Nile river that the Egyptians worshipped as a deity, and that was a powerful symbol of Egyptian wealth and bountybut are then swallowed up by the seven emaciated cows that follow them.
Next, he dreams that seven fat, plump kernels of grain are somehow swallowed up by the seven wind-blasted ears of grain that follow. Pharoah awakens enormously disturbed, and starts combing the kingdom for someone to tell him the meaning of his dreams. The wine steward belatedly remembers how Joseph helped him out when he was in prison, and Pharoah has him rushed to the palace. Joseph correctly interprets the dream for the king, and Pharoah is so impressed that he makes this erstwhile Hebrew slave the defacto ruler of Egypt Genesis Potential prophecy, or nonsense?
Judaism has always considered dreams to be meaningful, and a potential form of prophecy. In the Gemara, Tractate Brachot 55b the sages discuss what these conditions are, and conclude that four types of dream can be fulfilled:.
Perhaps the most important Jewish teaching about dreams is that unless they are the obviously prophetic type of dream as described above, where God is communicating some important message to the dreamer, the more mundane type of dream usually just goes after its interpretation. Dream big While successfully interpreting dreams is a true art, and requires a huge amount of spiritual insight, humility and personal holiness, one thing is clear from the 10 dreams described in the Torah: God wants us to dream big.
Add some inspiration to your inbox. From time to time you will also receive Special Offers from our partners. Beliefnet Beliefnet is a lifestyle website providing feature editorial content around the topics of inspiration, spirituality, health, wellness, love and family, news and entertainment.He came to a certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it under his head, and lay down in that place.
He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. He called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz. When Gideon came, behold, a man was relating a dream to his friend.
Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. Or are you really going to rule over us? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground? Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him. Then the king gave orders to call in the magicians, the conjurers, the sorcerers and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams.
So they came in and stood before the king. Tell it to me, please. I shall speak with him in a dream. And the multitude of all the nations who wage war against Ariel, Even all who wage war against her and her stronghold, and who distress her, Will be like a dream, a vision of the night.
It will be as when a hungry man dreams— And behold, he is eating; But when he awakens, his hunger is not satisfied, Or as when a thirsty man dreams— And behold, he is drinking, But when he awakens, behold, he is faint And his thirst is not quenched.
Thus the multitude of all the nations will be Who wage war against Mount Zion. You shall follow the Lord your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him. But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has counseled rebellion against the Lord your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk.
So you shall purge the evil from among you. However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the latter days. This was your dream and the visions in your mind while on your bed. For the teraphim speak iniquity, And the diviners see lying visions And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep, They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.
The prophet who has a dream may relate his dream, but let him who has My word speak My word in truth. What does straw have in common with grain? For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words. For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God. As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams.
The tree that you saw, which became large and grew strong, whose height reached to the sky and was visible to all the earth. Now in the morning his spirit was troubled, so he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all its wise men.
And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh. Then You frighten me with dreams And terrify me by visions. When Joseph came to them in the morning and observed them, behold, they were dejected.
I saw a dream and it made me fearful; and these fantasies as I lay on my bed and the visions in my mind kept alarming me.
Daniel answered before the king and said, "As for the mystery about which the king has inquired, neither wise men, conjurers, magicians nor diviners are able to declare it to the king.Sometimes in the Bible, God communicates to people in dreams. Some of them are symbolic like the dreams in Danieland some involve explicit instructions from God. Since God has revealed some of His word through dreams, I thought it might be cool to find all the dreams in the Bible. Long before the nation of Israel settled between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, their ancestor Abraham sojourned throughout the territory with his wife Sarah.
When Abraham moved to a new city, the leadership of that city took note. There was a big problem though: Sarah was gorgeous. And some of the city leaders had enough power to take whatever they wanted by force.
If a king had a crush on the new girl in town, all he had to do was murder her husband and take the woman for himself. Nice people. Abraham has a backup plan though: he just tells everyone Sarah is his sister. Turns out, Abimelech is totally into Sarah. He takes Sarah into his harem, but before he goes anywhere near the woman, God comes to him in a dream. He stops to sleep one night, and dreams of a great stairway stretching from earth to heaven, with divine beings moving up and down.
At the top of the ladder is the Lord, who promises that Jacob will indeed return home, and his descendants will possess the land of Canaan. He takes advantage of Jacob on several occasions. God comes to Jacob in a dream.
But before he catches up to Jacob, God comes to Laban in a dream. God warns Laban not to say anything good or bad to Jacob—just let him go.
In the first dream, Joseph and his brothers are gathering grain into sheaves. Then Jospeh has another dream. This time, the sun, moon, and eleven stars bow down to him. This peeves his brothers and his father. Through a series of unfortunate events, Joseph finds himself in prison. The baker has a dream, too.
In the dream, he carries three bread baskets on his head—but the birds eat the bread from them. Not all dreams are good ones. Pharaoh has two disturbing dreams. In one, seven fat cows are devoured by seven scrawny ones.
In another seven plump ears of grain are devoured by seven thin ones. Only the prisoner Joseph can interpret this dream-riddle: Egypt is destined to have seven years of good harvest, which will be followed by seven years of devastating famine.
But they still have conflict with the surrounding nations, including the Midianites. After Midian oppresses Israel for seven years, God raises up a leader named Gideon to overthrow them.
The night before Gideon storms the Midianite camp, Gideon overhears two Midianites discussing a dream one of them had: a loaf of barley rolls into camp and overturns a tent.
Bible Verses About Dreams
God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands. Ask me for anything—anything you want. God comes to him in a dream offering him a divine blank check. Solomon plays it smart and asks for wisdom—not wealth, power, or a long life.
So God grants him all of the above. The king of Babylon has a terrifying dream, and nobody can interpret it but the Hebrew wise man, Daniel.Ecclesiastes - For in the multitude of dreams and many words [there are] also [divers] vanities: but fear thou God.
Acts - And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: Jeremiah - Behold, I [am] against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.
Joel - And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: Luke - Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Topics and verses are auto-generated from user searches. If a verse or topic does not belong, please contact us. King James Bible Online.Dreams and visions in the ancient Near East offered insights into everyday realities or provided opportunities to transcend them by connecting the earthly and otherworldly, the lived present and the unknown future.
They mark critical transitions in the lives of holy people, such as the initiation of the prophets Ezekiel Ezek and Isaiah Isa 6and they serve as warnings or directives, as in the dreams of Pharaoh Gen 41 and Abimelech Gen or the visions of Amos AmosAmos and Jeremiah JerJer Many visionary experiences were understood by their hearers, and by Israelites more broadly, as divine revelations.
Yet not all dreams and visions, even if they derived from God, were understood to be true—God could lead as well as mislead, according to the biblical perception. For example, Micaiah learns that God himself is going to send a lying spirit to the prophets in order to achieve the death of King Ahab 1Kgs Some biblical texts recognize that those who dream may misinterpret their dreams or even make them up Deut ; perhaps this is why some biblical texts express a marked preference for direct word oracles Num Many prophetic texts intermingle the auditory and the visionary: the prophet sees a vision and information is verbally revealed within it.
These visions use a variety of commonly recognized motifssuch as dining with the deity, the presence of smoke and seraphs, and the deity enthroned. Some dreams and visions described in the Hebrew Biblelike those of Pharaoh, Amos, Jeremiah, Zechariah, and Daniel, communicate via symbols that must be interpreted to be understood; others, like the one attributed to Isaiah, are more direct in their message.
In the simplest version of this pattern, Moses, Nadab, Abihu, and the elders of Israel eat and drink in the presence of the deity, whose feet rest on a luminescent, lapis lazuli—like pavement Exod Isaiah describes his emotional response and a purifying ritual involving hot coals that transforms him into a messenger of God, a mission for which he volunteers.
The oracle he is to deliver is heard in this heavenly setting, conveyed in a visionary experience. Even more baroque are the visions of Ezekiel and Daniel.
The former provides a template for later Jewish mysticism, and the latter, with its complex symbolism and messages about the blessed few, exemplifies apocalyptic literature. Susan Niditch Professor, Amherst College. Her research interests include the study of ancient Israelite literature from the perspectives of folklore and oral studies; biblical ethics with special interests in war, gender, and the body; the reception history of the Bible; and study of the rich symbolic media of biblical ritual texts.
Her new project deals with personal religion and self-representation in late biblical literature.
According to the book that bears his name, Daniel is a Judean wise man who advises foreign kings during the time of the Babylonian exile and receives revelations concerning the end. If dream interpretation in ancient Israel was based on the general understanding of dreams in the ancient Near East, the Bible concentrates on the charisma of the interpreters rather than the expertise of professional specialists.
Isaiah was a prophet in ancient Judah between and B.