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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Zechariah 3:1-10

3*  And he showed me High Priest Joshuaʽ standing before Jehovah’s angel, and the Adversary standing at his right to be adversary to him. 2*  And He said to the Adversary “Jehovah rebuke you, Adversary, Jehovah that chooses Jerusalem rebuke you—this is a brand pulled out of a fire!” 3  And Joshuaʽ was wearing filthy garments and standing before the angel; 4  and He answered by saying to those who stood before Him “Take the filthy garments off him” (and He said to him “See, I cause the guilt that was on you to pass away”) “and dress him in full-dress garments, 5*  and place a clean tiara on his head”; and they placed the clean tiara on his head and dressed him in garments while Jehovah’s angel stood there. 6  And Jehovah’s angel admonished Joshuaʽ 7*  “Says Jehovah of Armies, If you walk in my ways and keep my charge, then it shall be yours to pronounce judgment for my house and to keep my courts, and I will give you free passage between those who stand here. 8*  Listen, High Priest Joshuaʽ, you and your colleagues who sit before you, for they are men of portent; for here I am bringing in my servant New Growth. 9  For here is the stone I have put before Joshuaʽ, on one stone seven eyes; here I am going to engrave its marking, quoth Jehovah of Armies, and dislodge the guilt of this country in one day. 10  On that day, quoth Jehovah of Armies, you shall each invite another to come under vine and fig-tree.”


3:1, 2 The Hebrew word for adversary is Satan
3:2 Codd. And Jehovah said Conj. And Jehovah’s Angel said
3:5 Lit. stood. And
3:7 Lit. stand. Listen
3:8 Conj. before you: they are