Zechariah 3:3
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New International Version
Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel.

New Living Translation
Jeshua's clothing was filthy as he stood there before the angel.

English Standard Version
Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with filthy garments.

New American Standard Bible
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel.

King James Bible
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Joshua was dressed with filthy clothes as he stood before the Angel.

International Standard Version
Now Joshua was wearing filthy clothes as he stood in the presence of the angel.

NET Bible
Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood there before the angel.

New Heart English Bible
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the angel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joshua was wearing filthy clothes and was standing in front of the Messenger.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

New American Standard 1977
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and stood before the angel.

King James 2000 Bible
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

American King James Version
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

American Standard Version
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the angel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus was clothed with filthy garments: and he stood before the face of the angel.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the Angel.

English Revised Version
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

World English Bible
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the angel.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and is standing before the messenger.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-5 The angel showed Joshua, the high priest, to Zechariah, in a vision. Guilt and corruption are great discouragements when we stand before God. By the guilt of the sins committed by us, we are liable to the justice of God; by the power of sin that dwells in us, we are hateful to the holiness of God. Even God's Israel are in danger on these accounts; but they have relief from Jesus Christ, who is made of God to us both righteousness and sanctification. Joshua, the high priest, is accused as a criminal, but is justified. When we stand before God, to minister to him, or stand up for God, we must expect to meet all the resistance Satan's subtlety and malice can give. Satan is checked by one that has conquered him, and many times silenced him. Those who belong to Christ, will find him ready to appear for them, when Satan appears most strongly against them. A converted soul is a brand plucked out of the fire by a miracle of free grace, therefore shall not be left a prey to Satan. Joshua appears as one polluted, but is purified; he represents the Israel of God, who are all as an unclean thing, till they are washed and sanctified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. Israel now were free from idolatry, but there were many things amiss in them. There were spiritual enemies warring against them, more dangerous than any neighbouring nations. Christ loathed the filthiness of Joshua's garments, yet did not put him away. Thus God by his grace does with those whom he chooses to be priests to himself. The guilt of sin is taken away by pardoning mercy, and the power of it is broken by renewing grace. Thus Christ washes those from their sins in his own blood, whom he makes kings and priests to our God. Those whom Christ makes spiritual priests, are clothed with the spotless robe of his righteousness, and appear before God in that; and with the graces of his Spirit, which are ornaments to them. The righteousness of saints, both imputed and implanted, is the fine linen, clean and white, with which the bride, the Lamb's wife, is arrayed, Re 19:8. Joshua is restored to former honours and trusts. The crown of the priesthood is put on him. When the Lord designs to restore and revive religion, he stirs up prophets and people to pray for it.
Study Bible
Clean Garments for Joshua the High Priest
2The LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan! Indeed, the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?" 3Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel. 4He spoke and said to those who were standing before him, saying, "Remove the filthy garments from him." Again he said to him, "See, I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes."…
Cross References
Matthew 22:11
But when the king came in to see the guests, he spotted a man who was not dressed in wedding clothes.

James 2:2
Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in.

Jude 1:23
save others by snatching them from the fire; and to still others, show mercy tempered with fear, hating even the clothing stained by the flesh.

Revelation 7:14
"Sir," I answered, "you know." So he replied, "These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Ezra 9:15
"O LORD God of Israel, You are righteous, for we have been left an escaped remnant, as it is this day; behold, we are before You in our guilt, for no one can stand before You because of this."

Isaiah 4:4
When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning,

Isaiah 64:6
For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
Treasury of Scripture

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

2 Chronicles 30:18-20 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, …

Ezra 9:15 O LORD God of Israel, you are righteous: for we remain yet escaped, …

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are …

Daniel 9:18 O my God, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold …

Matthew 22:11-13 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which …

Revelation 7:13,14 And one of the elders answered, saying to me, What are these which …

Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, …

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