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The Coming Branch

Then the Angel of the Lord admonished Joshua, saying, “Thus says the Lord of hosts:

‘If you will walk in My ways,

And if you will ikeep My command,

Then you shall also jjudge My house,

And likewise have charge of My courts;

I will give you places to walk

Among these who kstand here.

8 ‘Hear, O Joshua, the high priest,

You and your companions who sit before you,

For they are la 2wondrous sign;

For behold, I am bringing forth mMy Servant the nBRANCH.

9 For behold, the stone

That I have laid before Joshua:

oUpon the stone are pseven eyes.

Behold, I will engrave its inscription,’

Says the Lord of hosts,

‘And qI will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

10 rIn that day,’ says the Lord of hosts,

‘Everyone will invite his neighbor

sUnder his vine and under his fig tree.’ ”


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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