Unicorns

Meaning of 'unicorn'

The unicorn was mentioned in the King James version of the Bible. The unicorn was remarkable for strength, purity, gentleness and unconquerable spirit.

References are from the King James version.*
*Only in the KJV (King James Version) is the word "unicorn" actually used. Subsequent translations use other words, such as "ox". There were always a number of scribes laboriously copying down the text. As the Bible was translated into other languages by humans, they could make mistakes, which accounts for discrepancies in translations.
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Numbers 23:22 (KJV) God brought them out of Egypt; he hath, as it were, the strength of unicorn.

Psalm 22:21 (KJV) Save me from the lion's mouth; for thou hast heard me from the horns of unicorns.

Psalms Chapter 92:10 (KJV) But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

Job Chapter 39:9-10 (KJV) Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
(No-one can bind the unicorn into service. It is always his/her choice or freewill.)

Daniel Chapter 8:5 (RSV) As I was watching, a male goat appeared from the west, coming across the face of the whole earth without touching the ground. The goat had a horn between its eyes ...