He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David
And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of David His servant—
He has sent us a mighty Savior from the royal line of his servant David,
He set the power of salvation in the center of our lives, and in the very house of David his servant,
Lifting up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,
He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David,
And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David,
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1 tn Grk “and,” but specifying the reason for the praise in the psalm.
2 sn The phrase raised up means for God to bring someone significant onto the scene of history.
3 sn The horn of salvation is a figure that refers to the power of Messiah and his ability to protect, as the horn refers to what an animal uses to attack and defend (Ps 75:4-5, 10; 148:14; 2 Sam 22:3). Thus the meaning of the figure is “a powerful savior.”
4 sn In the house of his servant David is a reference to Messiah’s Davidic descent. Zechariah is more interested in Jesus than his own son John at this point.