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1 He then showed me the high priest Joshua, standing before the angel of Yahweh, with Satan standing on his right to accuse him. The vision of the High-priest. Zch.3.1-10          
2 The angel of Yahweh said to Satan, 'May Yahweh rebuke you, Satan! May Yahweh rebuke you, since he has made Jerusalem his choice. Is not this man a brand snatched from the fire?'            
3 Now Joshua was dressed in dirty clothes as he stood before the angel.            
4 The latter then spoke as follows to those who were standing before him, 'Take off his dirty clothesand dress him in splendid robes            
5 and put a clean turban on his head.' So they put a clean turban on his head and dressed him in clean clothes, while the angel of Yahweh stood byand said, 'You see, I have taken your guilt away.'            
6 The angel of Yahweh then made this declaration to Joshua,            
7 'Yahweh Sabaoth says this, 'If you walk in my ways and keep my ordinances, you shall govern my house, you shall watch over my courts, and I will give you free access among those in attendance here.            
8 'So listen, High Priest Joshua, you and the colleagues over whom you preside—for they are an omen of things to come—for now I shall bring in my servant the Branch, and I shall remove this country's guilt in a single day.            
9 For this is the stone which I have put before Joshua, a stone on which are seven eyes; and I myself shall cut the inscription on it—Yahweh Sabaoth declares.'            
10 On that day—Yahweh Sabaoth declares—invite each other to come under your vine and your fig tree.' '            

© Paul Ingram 2019.