Isaiah 6

Isaiah's Vision of the Lord

1 In the year that a King Uzziah died, I b saw 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, c with 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;
e The 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. 5 So I said:
"Woe is me, for I am 1 undone!
Because I am a man of f unclean 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 g the altar. 7 And he h touched my mouth with it, and said:
"Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin 2 purged."

Isaiah's Commission from the Lord

8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
"Whom shall I send,
And who will go for i Us?"
Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."

9 And He said, "Go, and j tell this people:
'Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.'
10 "Make k the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
l Lest 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 n The 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 o the holy seed shall be its stump."

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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