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.
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.
3 And one cried unto another, and said: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Hosts; the whole earth is full
of his glory.
4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was
filled with smoke.
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.
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;
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.
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.
9 And he said: Go and tell this people -- Hear ye indeed, but they understood not; and see ye indeed,
but they perceived not.
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.
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;
12 And the Lord have removed men far away, for there shall be a great forsaking in the midst of the
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.