Isaiah 6:1-13 Reading the Passage

Heed God’s Word – Isaiah 6:1-13

6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne—high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. (2) Above him stood the seraphs, each one having six wings: with two wings they covered their faces, with two wings they covered their feet, and with two wings they flew. (3) They were calling out to one another, “Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of hosts. The whole earth is full of his glory.” (4) At the sound of their voices the foundations of the thresholds shook, and the temple was filled with smoke.

(5) Then I declared, “Woe to me! I am ruined!—for I am a man with unclean lips and I live among a people with unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts.” (6) Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand that he had taken with tongs from the altar. (7) He touched my mouth with it and said, “See, this has touched your lips—your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven.” (8) Then I heard the voice of the Lord inquiring, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I, send me.”

(9) He said, “Go and tell this people, ‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand. Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ (10) Cause the heart of this people to become callous. Cause their ears to become closed, and shut their eyes; so that they may not see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and return to me and be healed.” (11) Then I asked, “Lord, how long must I do this?” He answered, ‘Until their cities lie in ruins without any inhabitants; until their houses are left deserted and their land is utterly desolate—(12) until Jehovah has removed the people to a distant country and the abandoned places are numerous throughout the land. (13) And if there be a tenth of the population left in the land, it also will be consumed. But just as the terebinth and the oak leave stumps when they are chopped down, so the holy seed will be ‘the stump’ in the land.”

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.