Zechariah 3:3
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.

Berean Study Bible
Now Joshua was dressed in filthy garments as he stood before the angel.

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

New King James Version
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.

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

NASB 1995
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel.

NASB 1977
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel.

Amplified Bible
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy (nauseatingly vile) garments and was standing before the Angel [of the LORD].

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now Jesus was clothed in filthy raiment, and stood before the angel.

Contemporary English Version
Joshua's clothes were filthy.

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

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

Good News Translation
Joshua was standing there, wearing filthy clothes.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and is standing before the Messenger.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Vision of Joshua the High Priest
2And the LORD said to Satan: “The LORD rebukes you, Satan! Indeed, the LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebukes you! Is not this man a firebrand snatched from the fire?” 3Now Joshua was dressed in filthy garments as he stood before the angel. 4So the angel said to those standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes!” Then he said to Joshua, “See, I have removed your iniquity, and I will clothe you with splendid 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 remain this day as a remnant. Here we are before You in our guilt, though because of it no one can stand before You."

Isaiah 4:4
when the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains from the heart of Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.

Isaiah 64:6
Each of us has become like something unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all wither like a leaf, and our iniquities carry us away like the wind.


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, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one …

Ezra 9:15
O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.

Isaiah 64:6
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.









Verse 3. - Clothed with filthy garments. The soiled, or dark mourning garments represent not so much the low estate to which the Aaronic priesthood had been reduced, as the defilements of sin with which Joshua was encompassed, especially, perhaps, his error in allowing his descendants to intermarry with heathens (Ezra 10:18). But the sin was not only personal; he appeared laden with the guilt of the priesthood and his people. He is a type of Christ in this. Christ, indeed, was without sin; yet he bare our sins in his own body on the tree, and was made sin for us (Romans 8:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Some consider that the soiled garments denote the mean address in which an accused person appeared in court. But this is to import a Roman custom (comp. Livy, 2:54; 6:20) into Hebrew practice. Others deem it incongruous to make a high priest violate the decency of his office by officiating in unclean apparel. But the violation of propriety was a requirement of the vision, that thus the defilement of sin might be symbolical. He stood before the angel. To ask his aid and protection (ver. 4).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Now Joshua
וִיהוֹשֻׁ֕עַ (wî·hō·wō·šu·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3091: Joshua -- 'the LORD is salvation', Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Israelites

was
הָיָ֥ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

dressed
לָבֻ֖שׁ (lā·ḇuš)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3847: Wrap around, to put on a, garment, clothe

in filthy
צוֹאִ֑ים (ṣō·w·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6674: Soiled

garments
בְּגָדִ֣ים (bə·ḡā·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 899: A covering, clothing, treachery, pillage

as he stood
וְעֹמֵ֖ד (wə·‘ō·mêḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

before
לִפְנֵ֥י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the Angel.
הַמַּלְאָֽךְ׃ (ham·mal·’āḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel


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