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The call of ISAIAH.  Is.6.1-13

1IN THE YEAR OF KING UZZIAH'S DEATH I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the skirt of his robe filled the temple. 2About him were attendant seraphim, and each had six wings; one pair covered his face and one pair his feet, and one pair was spread in flight. 3They were calling ceaselessly to one another,

4And, as each one called, the threshold shook to its foundations, while the house was filled with smoke. 5Then I cried,6Then one of the seraphim flew to me carrying in his hand a glowing coal which he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. 7He touched my mouth with it and said,8Then I heard the Lord saying, Whom shall I send? Who will go for me? And I answered, Here am I; send me. 9He said, Go and tell this people:
    You may listen and listen, but you will not understand. Or but how will you understand?
    You may look and look again, but you will never know. Or but how will you know?
    10This people's wits are dulled,
    their ears are deafened and their eyes blinded,
    so that they cannot see with their eyes
    nor listen with their ears
    nor understand with their wits,
    so that they may turn and be healed.
11Then I asked, How long, O Lord? And he answered,
    Until cities fall in ruins and are deserted,
    houses are left without people,
    and the land goes to ruin and lies waste,
    12until the LORD has sent all mankind far away,
    and the whole country is one vast desolation.
    13Even if a tenth part of its people remain there,
    they too will be exterminated
    {like an oak or a terebinth,
    a sacred pole thrown out from its place in a hill-shrine a sacred pole ... hill-shrine: prob. rdg, Heb obscure}.

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