Isaías 6

1 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple.

2 Above him 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 Yahweh of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 Then I said, 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 my eyes have seen the King, Yahweh of hosts.

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having a live charcoal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

7 and he touched my mouth with it, and said, Look, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin forgiven.

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

9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, You{+} indeed hear, but don't understand; and you{+} indeed see, but don't perceive.

10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; or else they will see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn again, and be healed.

11 Then I said, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until cities are waste without inhabitant, and houses without man, and the land becomes completely waste,

12 and Yahweh has removed man far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.

13 And if there is yet a tenth in it, it also will in turn be eaten up: as a terebinth or as an oak whose stump remains when it is felled; so the holy seed is its stump.