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CHAPTER 6

1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne high and lifted up, and his remotest parts filled the temple.

2 And seraphim stood above it;
Each had six wings;
With two they covered their face,
With two they covered their feet,
And with two did they fly.

3 And one cried to another, saying,
Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of hosts;
The whole earth is full of his glory.

4 And the posts of the doors were moved by the voice of him that cried,
And the house was filled with smoke.

5 Then I said,
Wo to me, for I am undone; 360360     Or, Reduced to silence.
Because I am a man of polluted lips,
And I dwell amidst a people having polluted lips;
And yet mine eyes have seen the king, Jehovah of hosts.

6 And one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal, snatched with a fork from the altar.

7 And laying it on my mouth, he said,
Lo, this hath touched thy lips,
And thy sin shall be expiated.

8 Afterwards I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send? And who shall go for us? Then I said, Here am I, send me.

9 Then he said,
Go and tell this people:
Hearing hear, and do not understand;
Seeing see, and do not know.

10 Harden the heart of this people,
And make heavy their ears,
And close up their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And their heart understand,
And when they have been converted, they be healed.

11 And I said, how long, O Lord. And he said,
Till the houses be laid waste without inhabitant,
And the houses be emptied of men,
And the land be reduced to solitude;

12 Till God have removed men far away,
And till there be great desolation in the midst of the land:

13 Till a tenth shall return,
And be destroyed like a teil and an oak,
Whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves;
So in it shall the substance be the holy seed.


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