The word “dream” is found 127 times in the Old and New Testament. The image below reveals the locations of each occurrence. This cool graph starts with Genesis in the top left and ends with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 25 most transcendent Bible scriptures on dreams and visions.
“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.”
And 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.”
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.
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.”
And 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.”
1 John 4:1
Beloved, 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.
1 Kings 3:5
At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.”
1 Samuel 3:1
Now the young man Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision.
And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent.”
For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.
As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream and the visions of your head as you lay in bed are these.
I saw a dream that made me afraid. As I lay in bed the fancies and the visions of my head alarmed me.
For a dream comes with much business, and a fool’s voice with many words.
For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear.
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.”
And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here am I.”
And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.”
Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes. They speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord.”
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds.
But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.”
Now 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.”
Besides, 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.”
Of old you spoke in a vision to your godly one, and said: “I have granted help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people.”
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.