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Zechariah 3

 

 


Introduction
1Under the type of Joshua, the high priest, receiving clean garments,
6and a covenant of promise,
8Christ the Branch and Corner Stone is promised.

Verse 1
And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
he
1:9,13,19; 2:3
Joshua
8; 6:11; Ezra 5:2; Haggai 1:1,12; 2:4
standing
Deuteronomy 10:8; 18:15; 1 Samuel 6:20; 2 Chronicles 29:11; Psalms 106:23; Jeremiah 15:19; Ezekiel 44:11,15; Luke 21:36
the angel
Genesis 48:16; Exodus 3:2-6; 23:20,21; Hosea 12:4,5; Malachi 3:1; Acts 7:30-38
Satan
that is, an adversary.
Job 1:6-12; 2:1-8; Psalms 109:6; *marg:; Luke 22:31; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9,10
resist him
Heb. be his adversary.
Genesis 3:15

Verse 2
And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
the Lord said
Psalms 109:31; Luke 22:32; Romans 16:20; 1 John 3:8
The Lord rebuke
Daniel 12:1; Mark 1:25; Luke 4:35; 9:42; Jude 1:9; Revelation 12:9,10
chosen
1:17; 2:12; 2 Chronicles 6:6; John 13:18; Romans 8:33; Revelation 17:14
a brand
Amos 4:11; Romans 11:4,5; Jude 1:23

Verse 3
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
2 Chronicles 30:18-20; Ezra 9:15; Isaiah 64:6; Daniel 9:18; Matthew 22:11-13; Revelation 7:13,14; 19:8

Verse 4
And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
those
1,7; 1 Kings 22:19; Isaiah 6:2,3; Luke 1:19; Revelation 5:11
Take
Isaiah 43:25; Ezekiel 36:25; Galatians 3:27,28; Philippians 3:7-9; Revelation 7:14
I have
2 Samuel 12:13; Psalms 32:1,2; 51:9; Isaiah 6:5-7; John 1:29; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 8:12
and I will
Isaiah 61:3,10; Luke 15:22; Romans 3:22; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Colossians 3:10; Revelation 19:7

Verse 5
And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.
fair
6:11; Exodus 28:2-4; 29:6; Leviticus 8:6-9; Hebrews 2:8,9; Revelation 4:4,10; 5:8-14

Verse 6
And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying,
the
1; Genesis 22:15,16; 28:13-17; 48:15,16; Exodus 23:20,21; Isaiah 63:9; Hosea 12:4; Acts 7:35-38
protested
Jeremiah 11:7

Verse 7
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
if thou wilt keep
Genesis 26:5; Leviticus 8:35; 10:3; 1 Kings 2:3; 1 Chronicles 23:32; Ezekiel 44:8,15,16; 48:11; 1 Timothy 6:13,14; 2 Timothy 4:1,2
charge
or, ordinance. judge.
Deuteronomy 17:8-13; 1 Samuel 2:28-30; Jeremiah 15:19-21; Malachi 2:5-7; Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30; 1 Corinthians 6:2,3; Revelation 3:21
I will
1:8-11; 4:14; 6:5; Luke 20:35,36; John 14:2; Hebrews 12:22,23; Revelation 5:9-14
places
Heb. walks.
Revelation 3:4,5

Verse 8
Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
for
Psalms 71:7; Isaiah 8:18; 20:3; 1 Corinthians 4:9-13
wondered at
Heb. of wonder, or sign, as.
Ezekiel 12:11; 24:24
my
Isaiah 42:1; 49:3,5; 52:13; 53:11; Ezekiel 34:23,24; 37:24; Philippians 2:6-8
the Branch
6:12; Isaiah 4:2; 11:1; 53:2; Jeremiah 23:5; 33:15; Ezekiel 17:22-24; 34:29; Luke 1:78; *marg:

Verse 9
For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
the stone
Psalms 118:22; Isaiah 8:14,15; 28:16; Matthew 21:42-44; Acts 4:11; Romans 9:33; 1 Peter 2:4-8
seven
4:10; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Revelation 5:6
I will engrave
Exodus 28:11,21,36; John 6:27; 2 Corinthians 1:22; 3:3; 2 Timothy 2:19
remove
13:1; Isaiah 53:4-12; Jeremiah 31:34; 50:20; Daniel 9:24-27; Micah 7:18,19; John 1:29; Ephesians 2:16,17; Colossians 1:20,21; 1 Timothy 2:5,6; Hebrews 7:27; 9:25,26; Hebrews 10:10-18; 1 John 2:2

Verse 10
In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.
In
2:11
shall
1 Kings 4:25; Isaiah 36:16; Hosea 2:18; Micah 4:4; John 1:45-48

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Zechariah 3:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/zechariah-3.html.

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Friday, October 30th, 2020
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