Vision of the High Priest
1Then he showed me #Ezra 5:2; Hag. 1:1; Zech. 6:11Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and #1 Chr. 21:1; Job 1:6; Ps. 109:6; (Rev. 12:9, 10)Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. 2And the Lord said to Satan, #Mark 9:25; (Jude 9)“The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who #(Rom. 8:33)has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! #Amos 4:11; Jude 23Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”
3Now Joshua was clothed with #Ezra 9:15; Is. 64:6filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.
4Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, #Gen. 3:21; Is. 61:10and I will clothe you with rich robes.”
5And I said, “Let them put a clean #Ex. 29:6turban on his head.”
So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the Lord stood by.
The Coming Branch
6Then the Angel of the Lord admonished Joshua, saying, 7“Thus says the Lord of hosts:
‘If you will walk in My ways,
And if you will #Lev. 8:35; Ezek. 44:16keep My command,
Then you shall also #Deut. 17:9, 12judge My house,
And likewise have charge of My courts;
I will give you places to walk
Among these who #Zech. 3:4stand here.
8‘Hear, O Joshua, the high priest,
You and your companions who sit before you,
For they are #Ps. 71:7a wondrous sign;
For behold, I am bringing forth #Is. 42:1My Servant the #Is. 11:1; 53:2; Jer. 23:5; 33:15; Zech. 6:12BRANCH.
9For behold, the stone
That I have laid before Joshua:
#(Zech. 4:10; Rev. 5:6)Upon the stone are #Ps. 118:22seven eyes.
Behold, I will engrave its inscription,’
Says the Lord of hosts,
‘And #Jer. 31:34; 50:20; Zech. 3:4I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
10#Zech. 2:11In that day,’ says the Lord of hosts,
‘Everyone will invite his neighbor
#1 Kin. 4:25; Is. 36:16; Mic. 4:4Under his vine and under his fig tree.’ ”