New International Version
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."
King James Bible
And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
Darby Bible Translation
And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these? And he said to me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
World English Bible
I asked the angel who talked with me, "What are these?" He answered me, "These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem."
Young's Literal Translation
And I say unto the messenger who is speaking with me, 'What are these?' And he saith unto me, 'These are the horns that have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.'
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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryJoshua 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?"
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.'"
To the arrogant I say, 'Boast no more,' and to the wicked, 'Do not lift up your horns.
Do not lift your horns against heaven; do not speak so defiantly.'"
Moab's horn is cut off; her arm is broken," declares the LORD.
I approached one of those standing there and asked him the meaning of all this. "So he told me and gave me the interpretation of these things:
you who rejoice in the conquest of Lo Debar and say, "Did we not take Karnaim by our own strength?"
I asked, "What are these, my lord?" The angel who was talking with me answered, "I will show you what they are."
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