The Call of Isaiah
Isaiah 6:1-8

New Revised Standard Version 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA.

{1}     In the year that King Uzziah died,
                    I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty;
                            and the hem of his robe filled the temple.
{2}                                 Seraphs were in attendance above him;
                                                                            each had six wings:
                                                                                        with two they covered their faces, and
                                                                                        with two they covered their feet, and
                                                                                        with two they flew.
{3}                                         And one called to another and said:
                                                        "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
                                              the whole earth is full of his glory."

{4}                                                                                 The pivots on the thresholds shook
                                                                                                at the voices of those who called,
                                                                                                        and the house filled with smoke.
{5}                                         And I said:
                                                        "Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips,
                                                                    and I live among a people of unclean lips;
                                                                            yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts
!"
{6}                      Then one of the seraphs flew to me,
                                    holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs.
{7}                                         The seraph touched my mouth with it and said:
                                                        "Now that this has touched your lips,
                                                                         your guilt has departed and
                                                                         your sin is blotted out."

{8}                      Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
                                                        "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?"
                                               And I said,
                                                        "Here am I; send me!"

 

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