- And it came to pass in the year in which
king Ozias died, that I saw the Lord sitting
on a high and exalted throne, and the house
was full of his glory.
- And seraphs stood
round about him: each one had six wings:
and with two they covered their face, and
with two they covered their feet, and with
two they flew.
- And one cried to the
other, and they said, Holy, holy, holy, is the
Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of
- And the lintel [a] shook at the voice they
uttered, and the house was filled with
- And I said, Woe is me, for I am
pricked to the heart; for being a man, and
having unclean lips, I dwell in the midst of
a people having unclean lips; and I have
seen with mine eyes the King, the Lord of
- And there was sent to me one of
the seraphs, and he had in his hand a coal,
which he had taken off the altar with the
- and he touched my mouth, and
said, Behold, this has touched thy lips, and
will take away thine iniquities, and will
purge off thy sins.
- And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,
Whom [b] shall I send, and who will go
to this people? And I said, behold, I am
here, send me. And he said, Go, and say to
- Ye shall hear indeed, but ye
shall not understand; and ye shall see
indeed, but ye shall not perceive.
- [c] For
the heart of this people has become gross,
and their ears are dull of hearing, and their
eyes have they closed; lest they should see
with their eyes, and hear with their ears,
and understand with their heart, and be
converted, and I should heal them.
I said, How long, O Lord? And he said,
Until cities be deserted [d] by reason of
their not being inhabited, and the houses
by reason of there being no men, and the
land shall be left desolate.
- And after this
God shall remove the men far off, and they
that are left upon the land shall be multiplied.
- And yet there [e] shall be a tenth
upon it, and again it shall be for a spoil, as
a turpentine tree, and as an acorn when it
falls out of its husk.
[a] Gr. was lifted.
[b] Or, should I send?
[c] Mat. 13.15. Mark 4.12.
[d] Compare use of
para\, Jer. 40.(33) 10,12;
also 1 Cor. 12.15,16.
[e] Gr. is.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]