"Therefore, this is what the LORD says: 'I will return1 to Jerusalem with mercy, and there my house will be rebuilt. And the measuring line2 will be stretched out over Jerusalem,' declares the LORD Almighty.317
"Proclaim further: This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'My towns will again overflow with prosperity, and the LORD will again comfort4 Zion and choose5 Jerusalem.' "6
Then I looked up--and there before me were four horns!
I asked the angel who was speaking to me, "What are these?" He answered me, "These are the horns7 that scattered Judah, Israel and Jerusalem."
Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen.
I asked, "What are these coming to do?" He answered, "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 who lifted up their horns8 against the land of Judah to scatter its people."9