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. With two he covered his feet. With two he flew. 3: One called to another, and said, "Holy, holy, holy, is Yahweh of Hosts! The whole earth is full of his glory!" 4: The foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, 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 coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. 7: He touched my mouth with it, and said, "Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin forgiven." 8: I heard the Lord's voice, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here I am. Send me!" 9: He said, "Go, and tell this people, 'You hear indeed, But don't understand; And you see indeed, But don't perceive.' 10: Make the heart of this people fat; 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 turn again, and be healed." 11: Then I said, "Lord, how long?" He answered, "Until cities are waste without inhabitant, And houses without man, And the land becomes utterly waste, 12: And Yahweh has removed men far away, And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land. 13: If there are yet a tenth in it, It also shall in turn be eaten up: As a terebinth, and as an oak, whose stock remains, when they are felled; So the holy seed is its stock."