Then I said:

Woe is me(A) for I am ruined[a]
because I am a man of unclean lips
and live among a people of unclean lips,(B)
and because my eyes have seen the King,
the Lord of Hosts.

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, and in his hand was a glowing coal that he had taken from the altar(C) with tongs. He touched my mouth(D) with it and said:

Now that this has touched your lips,
your wickedness is removed
and your sin is atoned for.(E)

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying:

Who should I send?
Who will go for Us?

I said:

Here I am. Send me.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 6:5 Or I must be silent