Zechariah 3 New International Version

The Prophet's Vision of Joshua the High Priest

3 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan[1] standing at his right side to accuse him. 2  The Lord said to Satan, "The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?" 3  Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. 4  The angel said to those who were standing before him, "Take off his filthy clothes." Then he said to Joshua, "See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you." 5  Then I said, "Put a clean turban on his head." So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood by. 6  The angel of the Lord gave this charge to Joshua: 7  "This is what the Lord Almighty says: 'If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.

8  " 'Listen, High Priest Joshua, you and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, the Branch. 9  See, the stone I have set in front of Joshua! There are seven eyes[2] on that one stone, and I will engrave an inscription on it,' says the Lord Almighty, 'and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day. 10  " 'In that day each of you will invite your neighbor to sit under your vine and fig tree,' declares the Lord Almighty."

Footnotes

[1] 3:1 Hebrew "satan" means "adversary" .

[2] 3:9 Or "facets"

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