Bible: Isaiah 6:1-8

Isaiah’s Commission

6:1 In the year of King Uzziah’s death, 1  I saw the sovereign master 2  seated on a high, elevated throne. The hem of his robe filled the temple. 6:2 Seraphs 3  stood over him; each one had six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, 4  and they used the remaining two to fly. 6:3 They called out to one another, “Holy, holy, holy 5  is the Lord who commands armies! 6  His majestic splendor fills the entire earth!” 6:4 The sound of their voices shook the door frames, 7  and the temple was filled with smoke.

6:5 I said, “Too bad for me! I am destroyed, 8  for my lips are contaminated by sin, 9  and I live among people whose lips are contaminated by sin. 10  My eyes have seen the king, the Lord who commands armies.” 11  6:6 But then one of the seraphs flew toward me. In his hand was a hot coal he had taken from the altar with tongs. 6:7 He touched my mouth with it and said, “Look, this coal has touched your lips. Your evil is removed; your sin is forgiven.” 12  6:8 I heard the voice of the sovereign master say, “Whom will I send? Who will go on our behalf?” 13  I answered, “Here I am, send me!

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