1 In the year that King Uzziah died I then saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple.
2 Above it stood the seraphim; each one had six wings; with two he covered his face,
and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of Hosts; the whole
earth is full of His glory!
4 And the doorposts shook at the voice of the one who cried out, and the house was
filled with smoke.
5 Then I said, Woe is me! for I am undone! for 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 King, Jehovah of
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had
taken with tongs from off the altar.
7 And he applied it to my mouth and said, Lo, this has touched your lips; and your
iniquity is taken away, and your sin is purged.
8 And 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.
9 And He said, Go, and tell this people, You listen to hear, but do not understand; you
look to see, but do not perceive.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest
they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and
turn back, and be healed.
11 Then I said, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities have been smashed to
ruins without inhabitant, and the houses without a man, and the land is left devastated,
12 and until Jehovah has sent the men far away, and the desolation in the midst of the
land is great.
13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return and be consumed like the terebinth
and like the oak when it is cut down, whose stump remains. The holy seed is its stump.