270. Having seven horns, signifies His omnipotence. "A horn" is frequently mentioned in the Word, and by it is everywhere signified power; therefore when "a horn" is predicated of the Lord, it signifies omnipotence. The reason why "seven horns" are mentioned, is, because "seven" signifies all (n. 10), thus omnipotence. That "a horn" signifies power, and when applied to the Lord, omnipotence, may appear from the following passages:
They who rejoice at a thing of naught, who say, have we not taken us horns by our own strength? (Amos 6:13).
I said unto the wicked, Lift not up the horn, lift not up your horn on high; All the horns of the wicked I will cut off; but the horns of the just shall be exalted (Ps. 75:4, 5, 10).
Jehovah hath exalted the horn of thine enemies (Lam. 2:17).
The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken (Jer. 48:25).
Ye thrust with side and shoulder, and strike all the feeble sheep with your horns (Ezek. 34:21).
Jehovah hath exalted the horn of his people (Ps. 148:14).
Jehovah God of hosts, the glory of our* strength, hath exalted our horn (Ps. 89:17).
The brightness of Jehovah God shall be as the light, He had horns out of His hand, and there was the hiding of His power (Hab. 3:4).
My arm shall strengthen David, and in My name shall his horn be exalted (Ps. 89:21, 24).
Jehovah is my strength, my rock, my horn (Ps. 18:2-3; 2 Sam. 22:3).
Arise, O daughter of Zion, for I will make thy horn iron, and thou shalt beat in pieces many people (Micah 4:13).
Jehovah** hath destroyed in His wrath the stronghold of the daughter of Judah, and hath cut off all the horn of Israel (Lam. 2:2-3).
Powers are also signified by:
The horns of the dragon (Rev. 12:3).
By the horns of the beast which came up out of the sea (Rev. 13:1).
By the horns of the scarlet beast upon which the woman sat (Rev. 17:3, 7, 12).
By the horns of the ram and the he-goat (Dan. 8:3, 4-5, 7-12, 21, 25).
By the horns of the beast which came up out of the sea (Dan. 7:3, 7-8, 20-21, 23-24).
By the four horns which scattered Judah and Israel (Zech. 1:18-21).
By the horns of the altar of burnt-offerings, and the altar of incense (Exod. 27:2; 30:2-3, 10).
By these last was signified the power of Divine truth in the church; and, on the other hand, that power would perish is signified by "the horns of the altars in Bethel," in Amos:
I will visit upon the transgressions of Israel, I will visit upon the altars of Bethel, that the horns of the altar may be cut off, and fall to the earth (Amos 3:14).
* The Hebrew has "their."
** The Hebrew has "Lord."