Zechariah 3:4

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he answered, and spake vnto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthie garments from him. And vnto him he said, Behold, I haue caused thine iniquity to passe from thee, and I wil clothe thee with change of raiment.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He spoke and said to those who were standing before him, saying, "Remove the filthy garments from him. Again he said to him, "See, I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take the filthy garments from off him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with rich apparel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he made answer and said to those who were there before him, Take the unclean robes off him, and let him be clothed in clean robes;
- Basic English Bible

And he spoke and said unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from off him. And unto him he said, See, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I clothe thee with festival-robes.
- Darby Bible

And he answered and spoke to those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And to him he said, Behold, I have caused thy iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
- Webster's Bible

He answered and spoke to those who stood before him, saying, "Take the filthy garments off of him." To him he said, "Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with rich clothing."
- World English Bible

And he answereth and speaketh unto those standing before him, saying: `Turn aside the filthy garments from off him.' And he saith unto him, `See, I have caused thine iniquity to pass away from off thee, so as to clothe thee with costly apparel.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he answered and spoke unto those that stood before him, saying: 'Take the filthy garments from off him.' And unto him he said: 'Behold, I cause thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with robes.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 3:4


3:4 And he - Christ. Unto those - Ministerial angels. I have caused - What angels could not take away, Christ did; he removed the filth of sin, the guilt and stain of it. With change of raiment - Clean and rich, the emblem of holiness.


Discussion for Zechariah 3

  • Irene123
    Vs. 1-5 - are speaking of the plan of God's future repentance for us. The filthy is our sin, the change of raiment is our new man - free from sin.
  • Avery
    Take away his filthy garments!!!!! AMEN AND GLORY TO THE LAMB OF GOD '!
  • Insight 777
    Perhaps the BRANCH in verse 8 is the same as the Redeemer in verse 20, chapter 59 of Isaiah. This may be Jesus filled with the Holy Spirit directing the Christian nations of the world. The Holy Spirit of God is the corner stone of righteousness which unites the Christian people that face Satan 's conflict. Perhaps the 7 eyes are 7 predominately Christian nations.
  • Insight 777
    Verse3, garments do not always represent clothing in the Bible. In Isa. 59 verse 17 garments are vengeance. Perhaps Joshua was filled with hate and wanted vengeance when he faced the Lords angel. The emotion of vengeance must be removed before peace can be established.
  • Eric
    verse 10 tells me that the vines Christians and and fig trees Jews are neighbors. Where and when being irrelevant.
  • Mrs nwokolo for verse 5
    D head is d center for al mental activities God is interested in puting it inorder so dat gd thought wil flow.i pray dat d holy spirit wil santify us 4 more work in christ

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