New Living Translation
Jeshua's clothing was filthy as he stood there before the angel.
King James Bible
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
Darby Bible Translation
And 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:3 With filthy garments - The emblem of a poor or sinful state. The angel - Christ.
LibraryJoshua and the Angel
The steady advancement made by the builders of the temple greatly discomfited and alarmed the hosts of evil. Satan determined to put forth still further effort to weaken and discourage God's people by holding before them their imperfections of character. If those who had long suffered because of transgression could again be induced to disregard God's commandments, they would be brought once more under the bondage of sin. Because Israel had been chosen to preserve the knowledge of God in the earth, …
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The Sum and Substance of all Theology
"But when the king came in to meet the guests, he noticed a man who wasn't wearing the proper clothes for a wedding.
For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes.
Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.
And I said to him, "Sir, you are the one who knows." Then he said to me, "These are the ones who died in the great tribulation. They have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and made them white.
O LORD, God of Israel, you are just. We come before you in our guilt as nothing but an escaped remnant, though in such a condition none of us can stand in your presence."
The Lord will wash the filth from beautiful Zion and cleanse Jerusalem of its bloodstains with the hot breath of fiery judgment.
We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.
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