Isaiah 6
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Isaiah’s Vision

1In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. 2Seraphim were standing above Him, each having six wings: with two each covered his face, and with two each covered his feet, and with two each flew. 3And one called out to another and said,

“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of armies.

The [a]whole earth is full of His glory.” 4And the [b]foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the [c]temple was filling with smoke. 5Then I said,

“Woe to me, for I am ruined!

Because I am a man of unclean lips,

And I live among a people of unclean lips;

For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of armies.”

6Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. 7He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your guilt is taken away and atonement is made for your sin.”

Isaiah’s Commission

8Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” 9And He said, “Go, and tell this people:

‘Keep on listening, but do not understand;

And keep on looking, but do not gain knowledge.’

10“Make the hearts of this people [d]insensitive,

Their ears [e]dull,

And their eyes [f]blind,

So that they will not see with their eyes,

Hear with their ears,

Understand with their hearts,

And return and be healed.” 11Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He answered,

“Until cities are devastated and without inhabitant,

Houses are without people

And the land is utterly desolate,

12The LORD has completely removed people,

And there [g]are many forsaken places in the midst of the land.

13“Yet there will still be a tenth portion in it,

And it will again be subject to burning,

Like a terebinth or an oak

Whose stump remains when it is cut down.

The holy seed is its stump.”

[a] 3 Lit fullness of the whole earth is His glory
[b] 4 Lit door sockets
[c] 4 Lit house
[d] 10 Lit fat
[e] 10 Lit heavy
[f] 10 Lit sealed over
[g] 12 Or forsakenness will be great

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