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

  • Irene123
    The whole of the O.T. testifies of - Jesus
  • Irene123
    V. 18 - The 4 horns represent 4 kingdoms. Assyria, Egypt, Babylon, Medo-Persia. All are symbols (for the N.T.) that enslaved the Israelites; a type of N.T. sin. The 4 carpenters. Zechariah is saying that God is going to send 4 carpenters to overthrow all these powers. There was a 5th carpenter who would be over all the 4 carpenters - Jesus Christ. He is the master carpenter, who builds us up.
  • Angel
    Chapter 1 of Zachariah has a lot of revelations about our present world. God is a jalous God just as its writing. The world is full of adultery, fornication, murderer, workers iniquities, idol worshipers etc...The 4 horns are the result of our sins that have scattered our business, families, marriage, giving wars, think every bad situation in our lives. 4 carpenters from God to correct.
  • Word
    These are not war horsemen but messengers reporting to God. Keep the seals in mind. Vs 11 reported is the earth is at rest and that is mans one world system. Then in vs 12 you need to remember Daniels 70 weeks which was shorten for the elects sake in Rev chapter 9 to 5 months. So antichrist is on earth and deceiving the children and God is jellious.
  • Natalie
    Zachariah is a very interesting book. After reading this chapter, I had to read it again to get a better understanding of what it is saying. The commmentary on Zachariah one got my attention. I realy believe I was led to have this material for my devotion. Its amazing how he speaks to us, in some very unusual ways. He is an amazing friend.
  • 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

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