Isaiah’s Vision of the Lord

In the year that sKing Uzziah died I tsaw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train1 of his robe filled the temple.  Above him stood the seraphim. Each had usix wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.  And one called to another and said:

u“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;

vthe whole earth is full of his glory!”2

 And wthe foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and xthe house was filled with smoke.  And I said: “Woe is me! yFor I am lost; zfor I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the aKing, the Lord of hosts!”

 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar.  And he btouched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

 Isaiah’s Commission from the Lord

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for cus?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”  And he said, “Go, and say to this people:

d“ ‘Keep on hearing,3 but do not understand;

keep on seeing,4 but do not perceive.’

  10  eMake the heart of this people fdull,5

and their ears heavy,

and blind their eyes;

glest they see with their eyes,

and hear with their ears,

and understand with their hearts,

and turn and be healed.”

  11  Then I said, h“How long, O Lord?”

And he said:

“Until icities lie waste

without inhabitant,

and houses without people,

and the land is a desolate waste,

  12  and the Lord removes people far away,

and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.

  13  jAnd though a tenth remain in it,

it will be burned6 again,

like a terebinth or an oak,

whose stump kremains

when it is felled.”

lThe holy seed7 is its stump.

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Or hem

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[See ver. 2 above]

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Or may his glory fill the whole earth

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Or Hear indeed

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Or see indeed

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Cited John 12:40

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Hebrew fat

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[ch. 1:7; 27:10]

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[ch. 10:22]

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Or purged

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Or offspring

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