Fourth Vision: High Priest and Branch

1 Then he showed me Joshuaa the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, with Satanb standing at his right side to accuse him.c

References for Zechariah 3:1

    • a 3:1 - Zch 6:11; Hg 1:1,12,14; 2:4
    • b 3:1 - Or the Adversary
    • c 3:1 - Jb 1:6-12
      2 The Lord d said to Satan: "The Lord rebuke you, Satan! May the Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Isn't this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?"e

      References for Zechariah 3:2

        • d 3:2 - Syr reads The Angel of the Lord
        • e 3:2 - Dt 4:20; Am 4:11
          3 Now Joshua was dressed with filthyf clothes as he stood before the Angel.g

          References for Zechariah 3:3

            • f 3:3 - Probably human excrement
            • g 3:3 - Lv 22:3
              4 So Heh spoke to thosei standing before Him, "Take off his filthy clothes!"j Then He said to him, "See, I have removed your guilt from you,k and I will clothe you with splendid robes."

              References for Zechariah 3:4

                • h 3:4 - the Angel of the Lord
                • i 3:4 - the angels
                • j 3:4 - Ex 28:36-38
                • k 3:4 - 2 Sm 24:10; Jb 7:21; Mc 7:18
                  5 Then I said, "Let them put a clean turban on his head." So a clean turban was placed on his head, and they clothed him in garments while the Angel of the Lord was standing nearby.
                  6 Then the Angel of the Lord charged Joshua:
                  7 "This is what the Lord of Hosts says: If you walk in My ways and keep My instructions, you will both rule My house and take care of My courts; I will also grant you access among these who are standing here.
                  8 "Listen, Joshua the high priest, you and your colleagues sitting before you; indeed, these men are a sign that I am about to bring My servant, the Branch.l

                  References for Zechariah 3:8

                    • l 3:8 - Isa 11:1; Jr 23:5; Ezk 17:22-24
                      9 Notice the stonem I have set before Joshua; on [that] one stone are seven eyes.n I will engrave an inscription on it"-the declaration of the Lord of Hosts-"and I will take away the guilt of this land in a single day.

                      References for Zechariah 3:9

                        • m 3:9 - Ps 118:22-23; Isa 8:14; Dn 2:35,45
                        • n 3:9 - Zch 4:10
                          10 On that day, each of you will invite his neighbor to [sit] under [his] vine and fig tree."o [This is] the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.

                          References for Zechariah 3:10

                            • o 3:10 - 1 Kg 4:25; 2 Kg 18:31; Mc 4:4