Zechariah 1:20
New International Version
Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD showed me four blacksmiths.

English Standard Version
Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen.

Berean Study Bible
Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen.

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen.

King James Bible
And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen.

Good News Translation
Then the LORD showed me four workers with hammers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen.

International Standard Version
Then the LORD showed me four artisans.

NET Bible
Next the LORD showed me four blacksmiths.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD showed me four craftsmen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD showed me four craftsmen.

New American Standard 1977
Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD showed me four carpenters.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD showed me four craftsmen.

American King James Version
And the LORD showed me four carpenters.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah showed me four smiths.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I said, What are these coming to do? And he said, These are the horns that scattered Juda, and they broke Israel in pieces, and none of them lifted up his head: and these are come forth to sharpen them for their hands, even the four horns, the nations that lifted up the horn against the land of the Lord to scatter it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord shewed me four smiths.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah shewed me four craftsmen.

English Revised Version
And the LORD shewed me four smiths.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD showed me four carpenters.

World English Bible
Yahweh showed me four craftsmen.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah doth shew me four artisans.
Study Bible
The Vision of the Horns
19So I asked the angel who was speaking with me, “What are these?” And he told me, “These are the horns that scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.” 20Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen. 21“What are these coming to do?” I asked. And He replied, “These are the horns that scattered Judah so that no one could raise his head; but the craftsmen have come to terrify them and throw down these horns of the nations that lifted up their horns against the land of Judah to scatter it.”…
Cross References
Isaiah 44:12
The blacksmith takes a tool and labors over the coals; he fashions an idol with hammers and forges it with his strong arms. Yet he grows hungry and his strength fails; he fails to drink water and grows faint.

Isaiah 54:16
Behold, I have created the craftsman who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its task; and I have created the destroyer to wreak havoc.

Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD showed me four carpenters.

four.

Zechariah 9:12-16
Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee; …

Zechariah 10:3-5
Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle…

Zechariah 12:2-6
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem…







Lexicon
Then the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

showed
וַיַּרְאֵ֣נִי (way·yar·’ê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

me four
אַרְבָּעָ֖ה (’ar·bā·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

craftsmen.
חָרָשִֽׁים׃ (ḥā·rā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2796: A fabricator, any material
Verse 20. - Four carpenters; craftsmen; Revised Version, smiths, in which case "the horns" would be made of iron. The word is applied to workers in wood, stone, and metal; therefore an ambiguous rendering seems most suitable here. LXX., τέκτονας; Vulgate, fabros. They represent the human agencies employed by God to overthrow the powers hostile to the Church. Their number is the same as that of the "horns," thus showing their adequacy for the work which they have to execute. It is quite unnecessary to attempt to identify the four "craftsmen." Some take them to be Zerubbabel, Joshua, Ezra, and Nehemiah; or Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, Cambyses, and Alexander the Great; or the four evangelists; or generally, angels. We shall be safer if we look upon them merely as God's instruments and servants without further identification. 1:18-21 The enemies of the church threaten to cut off the name of Israel. They are horns, emblems of power, strength, and violence. The prophet saw them so formidable that he began to despair of the safety of every good man, and the success of every good work; but the Lord showed him four workmen empowered to cut off these horns. With an eye of sense we see the power of the enemies of the church; look which way we will, the world shows us that; but it is only with an eye of faith that we see it safe. The Lord shows us that. When God has work to do, he will raise up some to do it, and others to defend it, and to protect those employed in doing it. What cause there is to look up in love and praise to the holy and eternal Spirit, who has the same care over the present and eternal interests of believers, by the holy word bringing the church to know the wonderful things of salvation!
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