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Listen now, Joshua the high priest, both you and your colleagues who are sitting before you, all of you[a] are a symbol that I am about to introduce my servant, the Branch.[b]

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  1. Zechariah 3:8 tn Heb “these men.” The cleansing of Joshua and his elevation to enhanced leadership as a priest signify the coming of the messianic age.
  2. Zechariah 3:8 sn The collocation of servant and branch gives double significance to the messianic meaning of the passage (cf. Isa 41:8, 9; 42:1, 19; 43:10; 44:1, 2, 21; Ps 132:17; Jer 23:5; 33:15).