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The term “the Branch” is a reference to the Messiah, Jesus Christ, who would be both King and Priest. Joshua’s crown was to serve as a reminder of Christ’s kingship.

BibleGateway: Zechariah 6:9-14

ESV Text: Zechariah 6:9-14

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:5 and ends at about 2:13

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     9 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah; 11 Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest; 12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: 13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. 14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of the LORD.(KJV)

Hymn: WS 725:
No Tramp of Soldiers’ Marching Feet

Hymn: LSB 530 No Temple Now, No Gift of Price