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Isaiah Called to Be a Prophet
1In the year that #2 Kin. 15:72 Chr. 26:23Is. 1:1King Uzziah died, I #John 12:41Rev. 4:23Rev 20:11saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, #Ezek. 1:11with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3And one cried to another and said:
#Rev. 4:8“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
#Num. 14:21Ps. 72:19The whole earth is full of His glory!”
4And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.
5So I said:
“Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of #Ex. 6:1230unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.”
6Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from #Rev. 8:3the altar. 7And he #Jer. 1:9Dan. 10:16touched my mouth with it, and said:
“Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin purged.”
8Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for #Gen. 1:26Us?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
9And He said, “Go, and #Is. 43:8Matt. 13:14Mark 4:12Luke 8:10John 12:40Acts 28:26Rom. 11:8tell this people:
‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
10“Make #Ps. 119:70Mark 6:1–6Acts 7:51Rom. 10:1–4the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
#Jer. 5:21Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed.”
11Then I said, “Lord, how long?”
And He answered:
#Mic. 3:12“Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant,
The houses are without a man,
The land is utterly desolate,
12#2 Kin. 25:21Is. 5:9The Lord has removed men far away,
And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
13But yet a tenth will be in it,
And will return and be for consuming,
As a terebinth tree or as an oak,
Whose stump remains when it is cut down.
So #Deut. 7:6Ezra 9:2the holy seed shall be its stump.”
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