Bible Verses About Dreams: 12 Amazing Verses


Joel 2:28

ESV“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.
KJVAnd 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:
NASB“It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.
NIV“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
NLT“Then, after doing all those things, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions.

Numbers 12:6

ESVAnd he said, “Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream.
KJVAnd he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
NASBHe said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream.
NIVhe said, “Listen to my words: “When there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.
NLTAnd the LORD said to them, “Now listen to what I say: “If there were prophets among you, I, the LORD, would reveal myself in visions. I would speak to them in dreams.

Acts 2:17

ESV“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;
KJVAnd 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:
NASB‘AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,’ God says, ‘THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL MANKIND; AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS;
NIV“’In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
NLT‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.

Proverbs 29:18

ESVWhere there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.
KJVWhere there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
NASBWhere there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.
NIVWhere there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.
NLTWhen people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.

Daniel 1:17

ESVAs for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
KJVAs for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
NASBAs 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.
NIVTo 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.
NLTGod gave these four young men an unusual aptitude for understanding every aspect of literature and wisdom. And God gave Daniel the special ability to interpret the meanings of visions and dreams.

Job 33:15

ESVIn a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds,
KJVIn a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
NASB“In a dream, a vision of the night, When sound sleep falls on men, While they slumber in their beds,
NIVIn a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds,
NLTHe speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds.

Acts 16:19

ESVAnd a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
KJVAnd when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,
NASBBut when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market place before the authorities,
NIVWhen her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities.
NLTHer masters’ hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities at the marketplace.

1 John 4:1

ESVBeloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
KJVBeloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
NASBBeloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
NIVDear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
NLTDear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.

Matthew 27:19

ESVBesides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream.”
KJVWhen he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
NASBWhile he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him a message, saying, “Have nothing to do with that righteous Man; for last night I suffered greatly in a dream because of Him.”
NIVWhile Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his wife sent him this message: “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.”
NLTJust then, as Pilate was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him this message: “Leave that innocent man alone. I suffered through a terrible nightmare about him last night.”

Ecclesiastes 5:7

ESVFor when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear.
KJVFor in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.
NASBFor in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God.
NIVMuch dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore fear God.
NLTTalk is cheap, like daydreams and other useless activities. Fear God instead.

Genesis 46:2

ESVAnd God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here am I.”
KJVAnd God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
NASBGod spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.”
NIVAnd God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!” “Here I am,” he replied.
NLTDuring the night God spoke to him in a vision. “Jacob! Jacob!” he called. “Here I am,” Jacob replied.

Matthew 2:13

ESVNow when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.”
KJVAnd when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
NASBNow 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.”
NIVWhen they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
NLTAfter the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

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