17 In majesty he is like a firstborn bull;
    his horns(A) are the horns of a wild ox.(B)
With them he will gore(C) the nations,
    even those at the ends of the earth.
Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim;(D)
    such are the thousands of Manasseh.(E)

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This is what the Lord said to me: “Make a yoke(A) out of straps and crossbars and put it on your neck.

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10 Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke(A) off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it,

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Four Horns and Four Craftsmen

18 Then I looked up, and there before me were four horns. 19 I asked the angel who was speaking to me, “What are these?”

He answered me, “These are the horns(A) that scattered Judah, Israel and Jerusalem.”

20 Then the Lord showed me four craftsmen. 21 I asked, “What are these coming to do?”

He answered, “These are the horns that scattered Judah so that no one could raise their head, but the craftsmen have come to terrify them and throw down these horns of the nations who lifted up their horns(B) against the land of Judah to scatter its people.”[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Zechariah 1:21 In Hebrew texts 1:18-21 is numbered 2:1-4.