Bible: Zech 3

Vision Four: The Priest

3:1 Next I saw Joshua the high priest 1  standing before the angel of the Lord, with Satan 2  standing at his right hand to accuse him. 3:2 The Lord 3  said to Satan, “May the Lord rebuke you, Satan! May the Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, 4  rebuke you! Isn’t this man like a burning stick snatched from the fire? 3:3 Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes 5  as he stood there before the angel. 3:4 The angel 6  spoke up to those standing all around, “Remove his filthy clothes.” Then he said to Joshua, “I have freely forgiven your iniquity and will dress you 7  in fine clothing.” 3:5 Then I spoke up, “Let a clean turban be put on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood nearby. 3:6 Then the angel of the Lord exhorted Joshua solemnly: 3:7 The Lord who rules over all says, ‘If you live 8  and work according to my requirements, you will be able to preside over my temple 9  and attend to my courtyards, and I will allow you to come and go among these others who are standing by you. 3:8 Listen now, Joshua the high priest, both you and your colleagues who are sitting before you, all of you 10  are a symbol that I am about to introduce my servant, the Branch. 11  3:9 As for the stone 12  I have set before Joshua – on the one stone there are seven eyes. 13  I am about to engrave an inscription on it,’ says the Lord who rules over all, ‘to the effect that I will remove the iniquity of this land in a single day. 14  3:10 In that day,’ says the Lord who rules over all, ‘everyone will invite his friend to fellowship under his vine and under his fig tree.’ 15 

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