Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Zechariah 3:3

    Zechariah 3:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the angel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now Joshua was clothed in unclean robes, and he was in his place before the angel.

    Webster's Revision

    Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the angel.

    World English Bible

    Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the angel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

    Definitions for Zechariah 3:3

    Angel - Messenger.

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 3:3

    Joshua was clothed with filthy garments - The Jewish people were in a most forlorn, destitute, and to all human appearance despicable, condition; and besides all, they were sinful, and the priesthood defiled by idolatry; and nothing but the mercy of God could save them.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 3:3

    Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments - Such, it is expressed, was his habitual condition; he was one so clothed. The "filthy garment," as defilement generally, is, in Scripture, the symbol of sin. "We are all as the unclean, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags" Isaiah 64:6. "He that is left in Zion and he that remaineth in Jerusalem shall be called holy - when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion" Isaiah 4:3-4. "There is a generation, pure in its own eyes, and it is not washed from its filthiness" Proverbs 30:12. The same is expressed by different words, signifying pollution, defilement by sin; "Woe unto her that is filthy and polluted" Zephaniah 3:1; "The land was defiled with blood" Psalm 106:38; "they were defiled with their own works". It is symbolized also by the "divers washings" Hebrews 9:10 of the law, representing restored purity; and the use of the word by Psalmists and prophets; "Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity" Psalm 51:4; "wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before Mine eyes" Isaiah 1:16; "O Jerusalem, wash thy heart from wickedness" Jeremiah 4:14. In later times at least, the accused were clothed in black , not in defiled garments.

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 3:3

    3:3 With filthy garments - The emblem of a poor or sinful state. The angel - Christ.