20 And the Lord shewed me four carpenters.

Other Translations of Zechariah 1:20

New International Version

20 Then the Lord showed me four craftsmen.

English Standard Version

20 Then the Lord showed me four craftsmen.

The Message

20 Then God expanded the vision to include four blacksmiths.

New King James Version

20 Then the Lord showed me four craftsmen.

New Living Translation

20 Then the Lord showed me four blacksmiths.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Zechariah 1:20

Commentary on Zechariah 1:18-21

(Read Zechariah 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!