Fourth Vision: High Priest and Branch
1Then he showed me Joshua #Hg 1:1|NoBook| 2:4Zch 6:11 the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, #Gn 16:7-13|NoBook| 21:1722:11-1631:11-13 with Satan # Or the adversary #1Ch 21:1Jb 1:6-12Rv 12:10 standing at his right side to accuse him. 2The Lord # Syr reads The Angel of the Lord said to Satan: “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! May the Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Isn’t this man a burning stick snatched from the fire? ” #Dt 4:20Am 4:11
3Now Joshua was dressed with filthy # Probably stained with human excrement clothes #Dt 23:13Is 4:4 as he stood before the Angel. #Lv 22:3 4So the Angel of the Lord # Lit He spoke to those # = the angels standing before Him, “Take off his filthy clothes! ” Then He said to him, “See, I have removed your guilt from you, #2Sm 24:10Jb 7:21Mc 7:18 and I will clothe you with splendid robes.”
5Then I said, “Let them put a clean turban #Ex 28:36-38 on his head.” So a clean turban was placed on his head, and they clothed him in garments while the Angel of the Lord was standing nearby.
6Then the Angel of the Lord charged Joshua: 7“This is what the Lord of Hosts says: If you walk in My ways and keep My instructions, you will both rule My house and take care of My courts; I will also grant you access among these who are standing here.
8“Listen, Joshua the high priest, you and your colleagues sitting before you; indeed, these men are a sign that I am about to bring My servant, the Branch. #Is 4:2|NoBook| 11:1Jr 23:5|NoBook| 33:15Ezk 17:22-24Zch 6:12 9Notice the stone #Ps 118:22-23Is 8:14|NoBook| 28:16Dn 2:35Zch 4:10Rv 5:6 I have set before Joshua; on that one stone are seven eyes. #Zch 4:10 I will engrave an inscription on it” — this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts — “and I will take away the guilt of this land in a single day. 10On that day, each of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and fig tree.” #1Kg 4:252Kg 18:31Mc 4:1-8 This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
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