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Isaiah 6

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1In the year, in which Uzziab the king died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne high and lofty; and his train filled the temple.
2Above him stood the Seraphim: each one of them had six wings: with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, mid with twain he did fly. 3And the one called to the other, 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, who called; and the house was filled with smoke. 5Then I said, Wo is me! I am undone: because I am a man of unclean lips; and in the midst of a people of unclean lips do i dwell: for mine eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts. 6Then flew one of the Seraphim unto me; and in his hand was a burning coal, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. 7And he touched my mouth, and said: Lo, this bath touched thy lips: thine iniquity is removed, and thy sin is expiated. 8And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send; and who will go for us! And I said: Behold, here am I, send me. 9And he said:
Go, and say thou to this people:
Hear ye distinctly, but ye shall not understand;
See ye clearly, but ye shall not perceive;
10Make gross the heart of this people;
Make their ears dull, and close up their eyes;
Lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears,
And understand with their hearts, and be converted, and be healed.
11And I said; How long, Lord! And he said:
Until the cities be laid waste, so that there be no inhabitant;
And the houses, so that there be no man:
And the land be left utterly desolate.
12Then Jehovah will remove men far away;
And great shall be the desolation in the midst of the land.
13But should there still be left in it a tenth part,
It would likewise be consumed;
Yet, as the teberinth and the oak, when they are cut down, have their stem remaining;
So also a holy seed, as a stem of the people, shall remain.

Isaiah 6

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A Vision of the Lord in the Temple
1 # 2 K 15.7; 2 Ch 26.23. In the year that King Uzziah died,#6.1 the year that King Uzziah died: Probably 742 b.c. I had a vision of the Lord. He was on his throne high above, and his robe filled the temple. 2Flaming creatures with six wings each were flying over him. They covered their faces with two of their wings and their bodies with two more. They used the other two wings for flying, 3#Rev 4.8. as they shouted,
“Holy, holy, holy,
Lord All-Powerful!
The earth is filled
with your glory.”
4 # Rev 15.8. As they shouted, the doorposts of the temple shook, and the temple was filled with smoke. 5Then I cried out, “I'm doomed! Everything I say is sinful, and so are the words of everyone around me. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord All-Powerful.”
6One of the flaming creatures flew over to me with a burning coal that it had taken from the altar with a pair of metal tongs. 7It touched my lips with the hot coal and said, “This has touched your lips. Your sins are forgiven, and you are no longer guilty.”
8After this, I heard the Lord ask, “Is there anyone I can send? Will someone speak for us?”
“I'll go,” I answered. “Send me!”
9 # Mt 13.14,15; Mk 4.12; Lk 8.10; Jn 12.40; Ac 28.26,27. Then the Lord told me to go and speak this message to the people:
“You will listen and listen,
but never understand.
You will look and look,
but never see.”
The Lord also said,
10“Make these people stubborn!
Make them stop up
their ears,
cover their eyes,
and fail to understand.
Don't let them turn to me
and be healed.”
11Then I asked the Lord, “How long will this last?”
The Lord answered:
Until their towns are destroyed and their houses are deserted, until their fields are empty, 12and I have sent them far away, leaving their land in ruins. 13If only a tenth of the people are left, even they will be destroyed. But just as stumps remain after trees have been cut down,#6.13 But just … down: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text. some of my chosen ones will be left.