Sometimes horns were wrought into vessels in which oil was stored (1Ki 1:39) or carried (1Sa 16:1). Probably with some dainty ornamentation, they were used to hold eye-paint (Job 42:14, Keren-happuch). Of rams' horns a kind of trumpet was made Jos 6:4); see Music, 4 (2) (e). 'Horns' in poetry symbolized strength (De 33:17 etc.). 'Horn' in Ps 18:2 = 2Sa 22:3 stands for offensive weapons, as 'shield' for defensive (Perowne). To 'exalt one's born,' or 'cause it to bad' (grow), is to strengthen and prosper him (1Sa 2:1; Eze 29:21 etc.). For one to 'lift his horn' is to be arrogant (Ps 75:4-5). To crush or weaken one is to 'break or cut off his born' (Jer 48:25; La 2:3). In prophetic symbolism borns stand for kings and military powers (Da 7:8; 8:21 etc.). The altar borns (Ex 27:2), to which fugitives seeking asylum clung (1Ki 1:50 etc.), were projections at the four corners, and apparently peculiarly sacred (Ex 30:10 etc.); but their significance and use are now unknown.
You are to make its four horns on its four corners; its horns will be part of it, and you are to overlay it with bronze.
Aaron is to make atonement on its horns once in the year with some of the blood of the sin offering for atonement; once in the year he is to make atonement on it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the Lord."
May the firstborn of his bull bring him honor, and may his horns be those of a wild ox; with them may he gore all peoples, all the far reaches of the earth. They are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
Have seven priests carry seven rams' horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day march around the city seven times, while the priests blow the horns.
Hannah prayed, "My heart rejoices in the Lord; my horn is exalted high because of the Lord. I loudly denounce my enemies, for I am happy that you delivered me.
The Lord said to Samuel, "How long do you intend to mourn for Saul? I have rejected him as king over Israel. Fill your horn with olive oil and go! I am sending you to Jesse in Bethlehem, for I have selected a king for myself from among his sons."
My God is my rocky summit where I take shelter, my shield, the horn that saves me, my stronghold, my refuge, my savior. You save me from violence!
Zadok the priest took a horn filled with olive oil from the tent and poured it on Solomon; the trumpet was blown and all the people declared, "Long live King Solomon!"
Adonijah feared Solomon, so he got up and went and grabbed hold of the horns of the altar.
The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-Happuch.
The Lord is my high ridge, my stronghold, my deliverer. My God is my rocky summit where I take shelter, my shield, the horn that saves me, and my refuge.
I say to the proud, "Do not be proud," and to the wicked, "Do not be so confident of victory! Do not be so certain you have won! Do not speak with your head held so high!
Moab's might will be crushed. Its power will be broken. I, the Lord, affirm it!
(Gimel) In fierce anger he destroyed the whole army of Israel. He withdrew his right hand as the enemy attacked. He was like a raging fire in the land of Jacob; it consumed everything around it.
On that day I will make Israel powerful, and I will give you the right to be heard among them. Then they will know that I am the Lord."
"As I was contemplating the horns, another horn -- a small one -- came up between them, and three of the former horns were torn out by the roots to make room for it. This horn had eyes resembling human eyes and a mouth speaking arrogant things.