A Vision of Horns and Craftsmen
Then I raised my eyes and looked, and there were four y horns.
And I said to the angel who talked with me, "What are these?" So he answered me, z "These are the horns that have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem."
Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen.
And I said, "What are these coming to do?" So he said, "These are the a horns that scattered Judah, so that no one could lift up his head; but the craftsmen are coming to terrify them, to cast out the horns of the nations that b lifted up their horn against the land of Judah to scatter it."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The LORD has done what He purposed; He has fulfilled His word Which He commanded in days of old. He has thrown down and has not pitied, And He has caused an enemy to rejoice over you; He has exalted the horn of your adversaries.
Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the descendants of the captivity were building the temple of the LORD God of Israel.
Then the people of the land tried to discourage the people of Judah. They troubled them in building.
In the days of Artaxerxes also, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabel, and the rest of their companions wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the letter was written in Aramaic script, and translated into the Aramaic language.
"All the horns of the wicked I will also cut off, But the horns of the righteous shall be exalted."
I said to the boastful, 'Do not deal boastfully,' And to the wicked, 'Do not lift up the horn.
Do not lift up your horn on high; Do not speak with a stiff neck.'