Zechariah 1:18

“Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then lift I vp mine eyes, and saw, and behold foure hornes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, {there were} four horns.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, four horns.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And lifting up my eyes I saw four horns.
- Basic English Bible

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

Then I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.
- Webster's Bible

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

And I lift up mine eyes, and look, and lo, four horns.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(2:1) And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 1:18

1:18 Four horns - Emblems of the enemies of the Jews.

Discussion for Zechariah 1

  • Wayne
    Be filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray without ceasing. Seek the Lord in all that you do. Work and ask of no one that you may stand blameless before them .For this is good in the eyes of God. Know and understand the kingdom of God is not of this world . Paul tells us that faith without works is meaningless .But let our faith be seen ,that the glory of God shine ever so brightly
  • Karl
    A question regarding the book of Zechariah; some of the prophetic books seem fairly focussed, but Zechariah seems a little disjointed, hence hard to follow. It seems that the Messianic portions could refer to either a divinely anointed human political leader or as has been interpreted to Jesus Christ/Messiah, anybody else wonder at this given the Jews would have been more accepting of the former.
  • Divine Michael (Evangelist) for verse 16
    As put forward recently by different scholars of the greatest book ever, man inceasant search on the scriptures enlighten man and gives a better understanding when the holy spirit is leading. The idea of many founders of churches today is a clear drifting away from the original pattern of the great Jehovah. The church of christ was to begin at Jerusalem according to this passage Zech. 1:16, isaiah 2:1 and fulfilled in Act chapter 2, the mixed interpretation of this context is unideal and consequencies are never symbolical, they are real. As such, any denomination that does not have her origin traced back to Jerusalem, and her Dogma in line with the apostolic approved examples, is never a CHURH OF CHRIST. Matthew 16:18 Romans 16:16 .
  • Lynette Gautier for verse 10
    I would very much like some help with understanding about this man. I have given it a lot of thought but have not yet been able to get to grips with it. Can you help me. Thanks and regards Lynette
  • Darrin \"Douglas\" Cady for verse 3
    The 5th rider of the Apocalypse... THE LORD... LORD of Lords...HOST of Hosts...Faithful and Truth...Is him 's name...
  • Insight 777
    Verse 16, the Lord is all powerful yet he uses human men to achieve his goals on earth. The line drawn may be similar to the Distant Early Warning, DEW, line that is an intercontinental defense radar installation for detection of incoming missiles or aircraft. Verse 19, these horns may be the 4 nations bound at the Euphrates, Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran. If they have scattered Judah, Israel and Jerusalem then battles have occurred. People, the public, flee away from areas of combat, they scatter. Also the military scatter towards areas that are attacked as defense. Verse 5 of Zechariah chapter 2 supports this as the wall of fire could be response to anything crossing the DEW line that will be destroyed with missiles or advanced weapons thereby protecting the Lords people.

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