Then Joshua(A) son of Jozadak(B) and his fellow priests and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel(C) and his associates began to build the altar of the God of Israel to sacrifice burnt offerings on it, in accordance with what is written in the Law of Moses(D) the man of God.

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Then Zerubbabel(A) son of Shealtiel and Joshua(B) son of Jozadak set to work(C) to rebuild the house of God in Jerusalem. And the prophets of God were with them, supporting them.

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Those Guilty of Intermarriage

18 Among the descendants of the priests, the following had married foreign women:(A)

From the descendants of Joshua(B) son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah.

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Priests and Levites

12 These were the priests(A) and Levites(B) who returned with Zerubbabel(C) son of Shealtiel(D) and with Joshua:(E)

Seraiah,(F) Jeremiah, Ezra,

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The Levites were Jeshua,(A) Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and also Mattaniah,(B) who, together with his associates, was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving.

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A Call to Build the House of the Lord

In the second year of King Darius,(A) on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai(B) to Zerubbabel(C) son of Shealtiel, governor(D) of Judah, and to Joshua(E) son of Jozadak,[a](F) the high priest:(G)

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  1. Haggai 1:1 Hebrew Jehozadak, a variant of Jozadak; also in verses 12 and 14
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12 Then Zerubbabel(A) son of Shealtiel, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the whole remnant(B) of the people obeyed(C) the voice of the Lord their God and the message of the prophet Haggai, because the Lord their God had sent him. And the people feared(D) the Lord.

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But now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord. ‘Be strong,(A) Joshua son of Jozadak,(B) the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with(C) you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.

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Clean Garments for the High Priest

Then he showed me Joshua(A) the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan[a](B) standing at his right side to accuse him. The Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you,(C) Satan! The Lord, who has chosen(D) Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick(E) snatched from the fire?”(F)

Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.”

Then he said to Joshua, “See, I have taken away your sin,(G) and I will put fine garments(H) on you.”

Then I said, “Put a clean turban(I) on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood by.

The angel of the Lord gave this charge to Joshua: “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements,(J) then you will govern my house(K) and have charge(L) of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.(M)

“‘Listen, High Priest(N) Joshua, you and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic(O) of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, the Branch.(P) See, the stone I have set in front of Joshua!(Q) There are seven eyes[b](R) on that one stone,(S) and I will engrave an inscription on it,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin(T) of this land in a single day.

10 “‘In that day each of you will invite your neighbor to sit(U) under your vine and fig tree,(V)’ declares the Lord Almighty.”

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  1. Zechariah 3:1 Hebrew satan means adversary.
  2. Zechariah 3:9 Or facets
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A Crown for Joshua

The word of the Lord came to me: 10 “Take silver and gold from the exiles Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon.(A) Go the same day to the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah. 11 Take the silver and gold and make a crown,(B) and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua(C) son of Jozadak.[a](D) 12 Tell him this is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Here is the man whose name is the Branch,(E) and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the Lord.(F) 13 It is he who will build the temple of the Lord, and he will be clothed with majesty and will sit and rule on his throne. And he[b] will be a priest(G) on his throne. And there will be harmony between the two.’ 14 The crown will be given to Heldai,[c] Tobijah, Jedaiah and Hen[d] son of Zephaniah as a memorial(H) in the temple of the Lord. 15 Those who are far away will come and help to build the temple of the Lord,(I) and you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you.(J) This will happen if you diligently obey(K) the Lord your God.”

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  1. Zechariah 6:11 Hebrew Jehozadak, a variant of Jozadak
  2. Zechariah 6:13 Or there
  3. Zechariah 6:14 Syriac; Hebrew Helem
  4. Zechariah 6:14 Or and the gracious one, the
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