Zechariah 3
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The Vision of the High Priest

1Then I saw Joshua the High Priest standing in the presence of the angel of the LORD, with Satana standing at his right to oppose him.

2The LORD told Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan—in fact, may the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! This man is a burning brand plucked from the fire, is he not?”

3Now Joshua was wearing filthy clothes as he stood in the presence of the angel.

4So the angelb continued to tell those who were standing in his presence, “Remove his filthy clothes.”

And he told Joshua,c “Look how I’ve removed your iniquity. Now I’m clothing you with fine garments.”

5Then I said, “Let them place a pure diademd on his head.”

So they placed the pure diademe on his head and clothed him with fine garments while the angel of the LORD was standing beside them.f

The LORD’s Charge to Joshua

6Then the angel of the LORD gave this charge to Joshua: 7“This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: ‘If you will live according to my ways, and if you will keep what I have entrusted to you,g then you will also administer my Temple, and you will also guard my courtyards. And I will give you access to these who serveh here.

8“‘Listen, High Priest Joshua, you and those companions of yours who sit with you,i for these men are a sign that I am presenting my servant, the Branch.j 9Look, the stone that I put in place in Joshua’s presence—on that one stone are seven eyes.k And look, I will do the engraving myself,’ declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, ‘and I will remove the perversity of that land in a single day. 10At that time,’l declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, ‘you will invite each of your neighbors to join youm under the vine and fig tree.’”

a 3:1 The Heb. name Satan means The Opponent or The Accuser
b 3:4 Lit. So he
c 3:4 Lit. him
d 3:5 Or clean turban
e 3:5 Or clean turban
f 3:5 The Heb. lacks beside them
g 3:7 The Heb. lacks to you
h 3:7 Lit. stand
i 3:8 Lit. sit in your presence
j 3:8 Cf. Ps 132:17; Jer 23:5; 33:15
k 3:9 Or facets
l 3:10 Lit. day
m 3:10 The Heb. lacks to join you

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