and he has raised a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, Bible other translations

“a horn of salvation.” The “horn” alluded to the power of a horned animal like a bull or ram, and thus a horn of salvation was a strong one who could save. For example, God is referred to as a horn of salvation in 2 Samuel 22:3 and Psalm 18:2. This particular “horn of salvation” comes out of the house of David, that is, is a descendent of David. This “horn of salvation” is the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Commentary for: Luke 1:69