Now (A)Joshua was standing before the angel, (B)clothed with filthy garments.

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(A)We have all become like one who is unclean,
    and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.
(B)We all fade like a leaf,
    and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

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15 O Lord, the God of Israel, you are just, for we are left a (A)remnant that has escaped, as it is today. Behold, we are before you in our (B)guilt, (C)for none can stand before you because of this.”

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(A)it was granted her to clothe herself
    with fine linen, bright and pure”—

for the fine linen is (B)the righteous deeds of the saints.

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11 “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there (A)a man who had no wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, (B)‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and (C)cast him into the outer darkness. In that place (D)there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

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13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, (A)clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of (B)the great tribulation. (C)They have washed their robes and (D)made them white (E)in the blood of the Lamb.

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18 (A)O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see (B)our desolations, and (C)the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy.

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18 For a majority of the people, (A)many of them from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet they ate the Passover otherwise (B)than as prescribed. For Hezekiah had prayed for them, saying, “May the good Lord pardon everyone 19 (C)who sets his heart to seek God, the Lord, the God of his fathers, even though not according to the sanctuary's rules of cleanness.”[a] 20 And the Lord heard Hezekiah and healed the people.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 30:19 Hebrew not according to the cleanness of holiness

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