Isaiah's Vision of the Lord

In the year that (A)King Uzziah died I (B)saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train[a] of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had (C)six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said:

(D)“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
(E)the whole earth is full of his glory!”[b]

And (F)the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and (G)the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! (H)For I am lost; (I)for 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 (J)King, the Lord of hosts!”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he (K)touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

Isaiah's Commission from the Lord

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for (L)us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” And he said, “Go, and say to this people:

(M)“‘Keep on hearing,[c] but do not understand;
keep on seeing,[d] but do not perceive.’
10 (N)Make the heart of this people (O)dull,[e]
    and their ears heavy,
    and blind their eyes;
(P)lest they see with their eyes,
    and hear with their ears,
and understand with their hearts,
    and turn and be healed.”
11 Then I said, (Q)“How long, O Lord?”
And he said:
“Until (R)cities lie waste
    without inhabitant,
and houses without people,
    and the land is a desolate waste,
12 and the Lord removes people far away,
    and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
13 (S)And though a tenth remain in it,
    it will be burned[f] again,
like a terebinth or an oak,
    whose stump (T)remains
    when it is felled.”
(U)The holy seed[g] is its stump.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 6:1 Or hem
  2. Isaiah 6:3 Or may his glory fill the whole earth
  3. Isaiah 6:9 Or Hear indeed
  4. Isaiah 6:9 Or see indeed
  5. Isaiah 6:10 Hebrew fat
  6. Isaiah 6:13 Or purged
  7. Isaiah 6:13 Or offspring

33 Behold, the Lord God of hosts
    (A)will lop (B)the boughs with terrifying power;
the great in height will be hewn down,
    and the lofty will be brought low.
34 He will cut down (C)the thickets of the forest with an axe,
    and (D)Lebanon will fall by the Majestic One.

The Righteous Reign of the Branch

11 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of (E)Jesse,
    and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
And (F)the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
    the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and might,
    the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
(G)He shall not judge by (H)what his eyes see,
    or decide disputes by (I)what his ears hear,
but (J)with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
    and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
and he shall (K)strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
    and (L)with the breath of his lips (M)he shall kill the wicked.
Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,
    and (N)faithfulness the belt of his loins.

(O)The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
    and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
    and a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze;
    their young shall lie down together;
    and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,
    and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.
(P)They shall not hurt or destroy
    in all (Q)my holy mountain;
(R)for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea.

10 In that day (S)the root of (T)Jesse, who shall stand as (U)a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.

11 (V)In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, (W)from Assyria, (X)from Egypt, from (Y)Pathros, from (Z)Cush,[a] from (AA)Elam, from (AB)Shinar, from (AC)Hamath, and from (AD)the coastlands of the sea.

12 He will raise (AE)a signal for the nations
    and will assemble (AF)the banished of Israel,
and gather the dispersed of Judah
    from the four corners of the earth.
13 (AG)The jealousy of Ephraim shall depart,
    and those who harass Judah shall be cut off;
Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah,
    and Judah shall not harass Ephraim.
14 (AH)But they shall swoop down on the shoulder of the Philistines in the west,
    and together they shall plunder (AI)the people of the east.
They shall put out their hand (AJ)against (AK)Edom and (AL)Moab,
    and (AM)the Ammonites shall obey them.
15 And the Lord will utterly destroy[b]
    (AN)the tongue of the Sea of Egypt,
and will wave his hand over (AO)the River[c]
    with his scorching breath,[d]
and strike it into seven channels,
    and he will lead people across in sandals.
16 And there will be (AP)a highway from Assyria
    for the remnant that remains of his people,
(AQ)as there was for Israel
    when they came up from the land of Egypt.

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 11:11 Probably Nubia
  2. Isaiah 11:15 Hebrew devote to destruction
  3. Isaiah 11:15 That is, the Euphrates
  4. Isaiah 11:15 Or wind

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