Zechariah 1:18
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New International Version
Then I looked up, and there before me were four horns.

King James Bible
Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.

Darby Bible Translation
And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.

World English Bible
I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold, four horns.

Young's Literal Translation
And I lift up mine eyes, and look, and lo, four horns.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And behold four horns - Denoting four powers by which the Jews had been oppressed; the Assyrians, Persians, Chaldeans, and Egyptians. Or these enemies may be termed four, in reference to the four cardinal points of the heavens, whence they came: -

1. North. The Assyrians and Babylonians.

2. East. The Moabites and Ammonites.

3. South. The Egyptians.

4. West. The Philistines.

See Martin.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Zechariah 2:1 I lifted up my eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.

Zechariah 5:1,5,9 Then I turned, and lifted up my eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll...

Joshua 5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold...

Daniel 8:3 Then I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high...


2 Kings 15:29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh...

2 Kings 17:1-6 In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah began Hoshea the son of Elah to reign in Samaria over Israel nine years...

2 Kings 18:9-12 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel...

2 Kings 24:1-25:30 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years...

Daniel 2:37-43 You, O king, are a king of kings: for the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory...

Daniel 7:3-8 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another...

Daniel 8:3-14 Then I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high...

Daniel 11:28-35 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits...

Joshua and the Angel
The steady advancement made by the builders of the temple greatly discomfited and alarmed the hosts of evil. Satan determined to put forth still further effort to weaken and discourage God's people by holding before them their imperfections of character. If those who had long suffered because of transgression could again be induced to disregard God's commandments, they would be brought once more under the bondage of sin. Because Israel had been chosen to preserve the knowledge of God in the earth,
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

"But Whereunto Shall I Liken this Generation?"
Matth. xi. 16.--"But whereunto shall I liken this generation?" When our Lord Jesus, who had the tongue of the learned, and spoke as never man spake, did now and then find a difficulty to express the matter herein contained. "What shall we do?" The matter indeed is of great importance, a soul matter, and therefore of great moment, a mystery, and therefore not easily expressed. No doubt he knows how to paint out this to the life, that we might rather behold it with our eyes, than hear it with our
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
1 Kings 22:11
Now Zedekiah son of Kenaanah had made iron horns and he declared, "This is what the LORD says: 'With these you will gore the Arameans until they are destroyed.'"

Zechariah 1:17
"Proclaim further: This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'My towns will again overflow with prosperity, and the LORD will again comfort Zion and choose Jerusalem.'"

Zechariah 1:19
I asked the angel who was speaking to me, "What are these?" He answered me, "These are the horns that scattered Judah, Israel and Jerusalem."

Zechariah 6:1
I looked up again, and there before me were four chariots coming out from between two mountains--mountains of bronze.

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