6 In the year that aKing Uzziah died, I bsaw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, cwith two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said:
d“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
eThe whole earth is full of His glory!”
4 And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.
“Woe is me, for I am 1undone!
Because I am a man of funclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from gthe altar. 7 And he htouched my mouth with it, and said:
“Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin 2purged.”
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for iUs?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
9 And He said, “Go, and jtell this people:
‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
10 “Make kthe heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
lLest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed.”
11 Then I said, “Lord, how long?”
And He answered:
m“Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant,
The houses are without a man,
The land is utterly desolate,
12 nThe Lord has removed men far away,
And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
13 But yet a tenth will be in it,
And will return and be for consuming,
As a terebinth tree or as an oak,
Whose stump remains when it is cut down.
So othe holy seed shall be its stump.”
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