Under the type of Joshua, the restoration of the Church,
Zechariah 3:1 And he shewed me Iesua þe hye priest, standynge before the angell of the Lorde, and Satan stode at hys ryghte hande to resiste hym. Zechariah 3:2 And the Lorde sayde vnto Satan: The Lorde reproue the (thou Satan) yea the Lorde that hath chosen Ierusalem, reproue the. Is not thys a brande taken out of the fyre? Zechariah 3:3 Nowe Iesua was clothed in vnclean rayment, and stode before the aungel: Zechariah 3:4 whiche aunswered and sayde vnto those, that stode before hym: take awaye the foule clothes from him. And vnto hym he sayd: Beholde, I haue taken away thy synne from the, and wil decke the with chaunge of rayment. Zechariah 3:5 He sayde moreouer: set a fayre myter vpon his head. So they set a fayre myter vpon hys heade, and put on clothes vpon hym, and the aungel of the Lorde stode there. Zechariah 3:6 Then the aungell of þe lord testyfyed vnto Iesua, and spake, Zechariah 3:7 thus sayth þe Lorde of hostes: If thou wylte walke in my wayes, & kepe my watche: thou shalt rule my house, & kepe my courtes, and I wil geue the place amonge these that stande here.
Christ the Branch is promised.
Zechariah 3:8 Heare O Iesua thou hye priest, thou and thy frendes that dwell before the, for they are wonderous people. Beholde, I wyll brynge forthe the braunche of my seruaunt: Zechariah 3:9 for lo, the stone that I haue layed before Iesua: vpon one stone shalbe .vij. eyes. Beholde, I wyll hewe hym out (sayeth the Lorde of Hostes) & take awaye the synne of that lande in one daye. Zechariah 3:10 Then shal euery man cal for hys neyghboure vnder the vyne & vnder the fygge tree, sayeth the Lorde of hostes.