Z E C H A R I A H.
The vision in the foregoing chapter gave
assurances of the re-establishing of the civil interests of the
Jewish nation, the promises of which terminated in Christ. Now the
vision in this chapter concerns their church-state, and their
ecclesiastical interests, and assures them that they shall be put
into a good posture again; and the promises of this also have an
eye to Christ, who is not only our prince, but the high priest of
our profession, of whom Joshua was a type. Here is, I. A vision
relating to Joshua, as the representative of the church in his
time, representing the disadvantages he laboured under, and the
people in him, with the redress of the grievances of both. 1. He is
accused by Satan, but is brought off by Christ, ver. 1, 2. 2. He appears in filthy garments,
but has them changed, ver.
3-5. 3. He is assured of being established in his office
if he conduct himself well, ver. 6,
7. II. A sermon relating to Christ, who is here called
"The branch," who should be endued with all perfections for his
undertaking, should be carried triumphantly through it, and by whom
we should have pardon and peace, ver. 8-10.