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Scofield's Reference Notes

Zechariah 3



Verse 1


The fifth vision discloses:

(1) The change from self-righteousness to the righteousness of God (See Scofield "Romans 3:21") of which Paul's experience, Philippians 3:1-9 is the illustration, as it is also the foreshadowing of the conversion of Israel.

(2) In type, the preparation of Israel for receiving Jehovah's "BRANCH" (See Scofield "Isaiah 4:2"). The refusal of the Jews to abandon self-righteousness for the righteousness of God blinded them to the presence of the BRANCH in their midst at His first advent Romans 10:1-4; Romans 11:7; Romans 11:8 Cf. Zechariah 6:12-15 which speaks of the manifestation of the BRANCH in glory as the Priest-King, when Israel will receive Him. See Scofield "Hebrews 5:6".


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4").

Verse 3

clothed See, Isaiah 64:6 Contra: Philippians 3:1-9.

angel (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4").

Verse 4


(See Scofield "Genesis 3:21").

Verse 5


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4").

Verse 6


(See Scofield Hebrews 1:4).

Verse 8


(See Scofield "Isaiah 4:2").

Verse 9

stone (See Scofield "1 Peter 2:8").

seven eyes Cf. Zechariah 4:10; Revelation 5:6.

Verse 10

that day

Zechariah 3:10 marks the time of fulfilment as in the future kingdom. It speaks of a security which Israel has never known since the captivity, nor will know till the kingdom comes. (Cf. Isaiah 11:1-9).


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Zechariah 3:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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