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2 Nephi 16

Nephi copies chapter 6 of Isaiah
(16:1-13) Isaiah 6
16:1 In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
16:2 Above it stood the seraphim; each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. (16:2, 6) seraphims -- 1830 Book of Mormon
The plural of seraph is seraphim, not seraphims, as in the KJV. The 1830 edition copied the KJV error, which was corrected in later translations.
16:3 And one cried unto another, and said: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.
16:4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
16:5 Then said I: Wo is unto 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 mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts. (16:5) Wo me! -- 1830 Book of Mormon
The 1830 edition left off the italicized word "is" from the KJV, which was corrected in later verions.
16:6 Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar;
16:7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said: Lo, this has touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
16:8 Also 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. (16:8) Here I; send me. -- 1830 Book of Mormon
The KJV italicized word "am" was deleted in the 1830 version.
16:9 And he said: Go and tell this people -- Hear ye indeed, but they understood not; and see ye indeed, but they perceived not.
16:10 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 heart, and be converted and be healed. (16:10) Make the heart of this people fat.
God will prevent people from hearing and understanding "lest they ... convert and be healed."
16:11 Then said I: Lord, how long? And he said: Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate;
16:12 And the Lord have removed men far away, for there shall be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
16:13 But yet there shall be a tenth, and they shall return, and shall be eaten, as a teil-tree, and as an oak whose substance is in them when they cast their leaves; so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

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