my servant the BRANCH
3:8 my servant the BRANCH. “The BRANCH” is one of the specifically designated names given by the Lord to His promised Messiah. It is He by whose work Joshua (and his people) can have their iniquity removed and their unclean garments exchanged for robes of righteousness. See other references to “the BRANCH of the LORD” (Isaiah 4:2; 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5; 33:15; Zechariah 6:12).