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Isaiah 6:1–13

Isaiah’s Vision

1 In the year of aKing Uzziah’s death bI saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple.

2 Seraphim stood above Him, aeach having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

3 And one called out to another and said,

aHoly, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts,

The 1bwhole earth is full of His glory.”

4 And the 1foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the 2atemple was filling with smoke.

5 Then I said,

aWoe is me, for I am ruined!

Because I am a man of bunclean lips,

And I live among a cpeople of unclean lips;

For my eyes have seen the dKing, the Lord of hosts.”

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the aaltar with tongs.

7 He atouched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and byour iniquity is taken away and your sin is 1forgiven.”

Isaiah’s Commission

8 Then I heard the avoice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then bI said, “Here am I. Send me!”

9 He said, “Go, and tell this people:

‘Keep on alistening, but do not perceive;

Keep on looking, but do not understand.’

10 “aRender the hearts of this people 1binsensitive,

Their ears 2dull,

And their eyes 3dim,

cOtherwise they might see with their eyes,

Hear with their ears,

Understand with their hearts,

And return and be healed.”

11 Then I said, “Lord, ahow long?” And He answered,

“Until bcities are devastated and without inhabitant,

Houses are without people

And the land is utterly desolate,

12 “The Lord has aremoved men far away,

And the 1bforsaken places are many in the midst of the land.

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

And it will again be subject to burning,

Like a terebinth or an aoak

Whose stump remains when it is felled.

The bholy seed is its stump.”

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