Fourth Vision: High Priest and Branch
1Then he showed me Joshua # Hg 1:1,12,14; 2:4; Zch 6:11 the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, # Gn 16:7-13; 21:17; 22:11-16; 31:11-13 with Satan # Or the adversary # 1Ch 21:1; Jb 1:6-12; Rv 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 4:20; Am 4:11
3Now Joshua was dressed with filthy # Probably stained with human excrement clothes # Dt 23:13; Is 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 24:10; Jb 7:21; Mc 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; 11:1; Jr 23:5; 33:15; Ezk 17:22-24; Zch 6:12 9Notice the stone # Ps 118:22-23; Is 8:14; 28:16; Dn 2:35,45; Zch 4:10; Rv 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 4:25; 2Kg 18:31; Mc 4:1-8 This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
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