Zechariah 3
New American Bible Revised Edition

Prophetic Vision: Joshua the High Priest. 1Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, while the adversary* stood at his right side to accuse him.a 2And the angel of the Lord said to the adversary, “May the Lord rebuke you, O adversary; may the Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you!b Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”c

3* Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clad in filthy garments. 4Then the angel said to those standing before him, “Remove his filthy garments.”d And to him he said, “Look, I have taken your guilt from you,e and I am clothing you in stately robes.” 5Then he said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” And they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with the garments while the angel of the Lord was standing by. 6Then the angel of the Lord charged Joshua: 7“Thus says the Lord of hosts: If you walk in my ways and carry out my charge, you will administer my house and watch over my courts;* and I will give you access to those standing here.”

Supplementary Oracle. 8“Hear, O Joshua, high priest! You and your associates who sit before you! For they are signs of things to come!* f I will surely bring my servant the Branch. 9Look at the stoneg that I have placed before Joshua. On this one stone with seven facets* h I will engrave its inscription—oracle of the Lord of hosts—and I will take away the guilt of that land in one day. 10On that day—oracle of the Lord of hosts—you will invite one another under your vines and fig trees.”i

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