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Zechariah 3:3


Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes 1  as he stood there before the angel.


2Ch 30:18-20; Ezr 9:15; Isa 64:6; Da 9:18; Mt 22:11-13; Re 7:13,14; Re 19:8

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sn The Hebrew word צוֹאִים (tsoim) means “excrement.” This disgusting figure of speech suggests Joshua’s absolute disqualification for priestly service in the flesh, but v. 2 speaks of his having been rescued from that deplorable state by God’s grace. He is like a burning stick pulled out of the fire before it is consumed. This is a picture of cleansing, saving grace.

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