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In a vision Satan appeareth accusing the high priest. He is cleansed from his sins. Christ is promised, and great fruit from his passion.

[1] And the Lord shewed me Jesus the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord: and Satan stood on his right hand to be his adversary. [2] And the Lord said to Satan: The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan: and the Lord that chose Jerusalem rebuke thee: Is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? [3] And Jesus was clothed with filthy garments: and he stood before the face of the angel. [4] Who answered, and said to them that stood before him, saying: Take away the filthy garments from him. And he said to him: Behold I have taken away thy iniquity, and have clothed thee with change of garments. [5] And he said: Put a clean mitre upon his head: and they put a clean mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments, and the angel of the Lord stood.

[1] "Jesus": Alias, Josue, the son of Josedec, the high priest of that time.

[3] "With filthy garments": Negligences and sins.

[6] And the angel of the Lord protested to Jesus, saying: [7] Thus saith the Lord of hosts: If thou wilt walk in my ways, and keep my charge, thou also shalt judge my house, and shalt keep my courts, and I will give thee some of them that are now present here to walk with thee. [8] Hear, O Jesus thou high priest, thou and thy friends that dwell before thee, for they are portending men: for behold I WILL BRING MY SERVANT THE ORIENT. [9] For behold the stone that I have laid before Jesus: upon one stone there are seven eyes: behold I will grave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will take away the iniquity of that land in one day. [10] In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, every man shall call his friend under the vine and under the fig tree.

[7] "I will give thee": Angels to attend and assist thee.

[8] "Portending men": That is, men, who by words and actions are to foreshew wonders that are to come.-- Ibid.

[8] "My servant the Orient": Christ, who according to his humanity is the servant of God, is called the Orient from his rising like the sun in the east to enlighten the world.

[9] "The stone": Another emblem of Christ, the rock, foundation, and corner stone of his church.-- Ibid.

[9] "Seven eyes": The manifold providence of Christ over his church, or the seven gifts of the spirit of God.-- Ibid.

[9] "One day": Viz., the day of the passion of Christ, the source of all our good: when this precious stone shall be graved, that is, cut and pierced, with whips, thorns, nails, and spear.

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