Zechariah 3 ©

The fourth vision, namely, the high priest Joshua, in whose person is represented how God loves His church, forgives her her sins, pardons her, sanctifies her and protects her against the devil, v. 1, etc. Christ is promised, Who destroys all our sins, and brings along true peace with Him, 8.


AND 1he shewed me 2Joshua 3the high priest standing 4before the angel of the LORD, and 5Satan standing 6at his right hand 7to resist him.


And 8the LORD said unto Satan, 9Thea LORD 10rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath 11chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not 12this 13a brand plucked 14out of the fire?


Now Joshua was clothed 15with filthy garments, and stood before 16the angel.


And 17he 18answered and spake 19unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto 20him he said, 21Behold,b I have 22caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee 23with change of raiment.


24And I said, Let them set a fair 25mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with 26garments. And the angel of the LORD 27stood by.


And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying,


Thus saith 28the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and 29if thou 30wilt keep my charge, 31then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep 32my courts, and 33I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.


Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and 34thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men 35wondered at: for, behold, 36I will bring forth 37my servant 38the BRANCH.c


For behold 39the stone that I have laid before Joshua; 40upon one stone shall be 41seven eyes: behold, 42I will engrave the gravingd thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity 43of that land 44in one day.


In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, 45shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.