Zechariah 3:1-9 NIV

Clean Garments for the High Priest

1 Then he showed me Joshuaa1 the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satanb2 standing at his right side to accuse him.

References for Zechariah 3:1

    • a 3:1 - A variant of "Jeshua"; here and elsewhere in Zechariah
    • b 3:1 - "Satan" means "accuser."
      2 The LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you,3 Satan! The LORD, who has chosen4 Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick5 snatched from the fire?"6

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      3 Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel.
      4 The angel said to those who were standing before him, "Take off his filthy clothes." Then he said to Joshua, "See, I have taken away your sin,7 and I will put rich garments8 on you."

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      5 Then I said, "Put a clean turban9 on his head." So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the LORD stood by.

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      6 The angel of the LORD gave this charge to Joshua:
      7 "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'If you will walk in my ways and keep my requirements,10 then you will govern my house11 and have charge12 of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.13

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      8 " 'Listen, O high priest14 Joshua and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic15 of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, the Branch.16

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      9 See, the stone I have set in front of Joshua!17 There are seven eyesc18 on that one stone,19 and I will engrave an inscription on it,' says the LORD Almighty, 'and I will remove the sin20 of this land in a single day.

      References for Zechariah 3:9

        • c 3:9 - Or "facets"