6 1In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a
throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple.
stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face,
and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of hosts: the
whole earth is full of his glory.
4And the foundations of the thresholds
shook at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
5Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean
lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes
have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts.
6Then flew one of the seraphim unto
me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from
off the altar:
7and he touched my mouth with it, and said, Lo, this hath
touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin forgiven.
8And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who
will go for us? Then I said, Here am I; send me.
9And he said, Go, and
tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but
10Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears
heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they sea with their eyes, and hear with
their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn again, and be healed.
11Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until cities be waste
without inhabitant, and houses without man, and the land become utterly
12and Jehovah have removed men far away, and the forsaken places
be many in the midst of the land.
13And if there be yet a tenth in it, it
also shall in turn be eaten up: as a terebinth, and as an oak, whose stock
remaineth, when they are felled; so the holy seed is the stock thereof.