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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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