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Zechariah 1:20

    Zechariah 1:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the LORD showed me four carpenters.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehovah showed me four smiths.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord gave me a vision of four metal-workers.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehovah showed me four smiths.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh showed me four craftsmen.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the LORD shewed me four smiths.

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 1:20

    Four carpenters - Four other powers, who should defeat the powers intended by the horns. These are the same as the four chariots mentioned Zechariah 6:1-3, Zechariah 6:6, Zechariah 6:7. The first was Nabopolassar, father of Nebuchadnezzar, who overturned the empire of the Assyrians. The second was Cyrus, who destroyed the empire of the Chaldeans. The third was Alexander the Great, who destroyed the empire of the Persians. And the fourth was Ptolemy, who rendered himself master of Egypt. Some of these had already been cast down; the rest were to follow. Calmet gives this interpretation, and vindicates it at length.