Amplified Bible

Isaiah 6

Isaiah’s Vision

1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw [in a vision] the Lord sitting on a throne, high and exalted, with the train of His royal robe filling the [most holy part of the] temple. Above Him seraphim (heavenly beings) stood; each one had six wings: with two wings he covered his face, with two wings he covered his feet, and with two wings he flew. And one called out to another, saying,

“Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is filled with His glory.”

And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, and the temple was filling with smoke. Then I said,

“Woe is me! For I am ruined,
Because I am a man of [ceremonially] unclean lips,
And I live among a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth with it and said, “Listen carefully, this has touched your lips; your wickedness [your sin, your injustice, your wrongdoing] is taken away and your sin atoned for and forgiven.”

Isaiah’s Commission

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” And He said, “Go, and tell this people:

‘Keep on listening, but do not understand;
Keep on looking, but do not comprehend.’
“Make the heart of this people insensitive,
Their ears dull,
And their eyes dim,
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
Hear with their ears,
Understand with their hearts,
And return and be healed.”

11 Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He answered,

“Until cities are devastated and without inhabitant,
And houses are without people
And the land is utterly desolate,
The Lord has removed [His] people far away,
And there are many deserted places in the midst of the land.
“And though a tenth [of the people] remain in the land,
It will again be subject to destruction [consumed and burned],
Like a massive terebinth tree or like an oak
Whose stump remains when it is chopped down.
The holy seed [the elect remnant] is its stump [the substance of Israel].”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

以賽亞書 6


1烏西雅王駕崩那年,我看見主坐在高高的寶座上,衣袍下垂,覆蓋了聖殿。 在祂上方侍立著撒拉弗天使,他們各有三對翅膀:一對遮臉,一對遮腳,一對飛翔。 他們彼此呼喊:


他們的聲音震動聖殿的根基,聖殿裡煙雲彌漫。 那時我說:「我有禍了!我要滅亡了!因為我口出不潔之言,又住在口出不潔之言的人群中,並且親眼看見了大君王——萬軍之耶和華。」 有個撒拉弗天使用火鉗從祭壇上取了一塊燃燒的炭,飛到我面前, 用炭碰我的嘴唇,說:「看啊,這炭碰了你的嘴唇,你的過犯已被除掉,你的罪惡已被赦免。」 然後,我聽見主說:「我可以差遣誰呢?誰肯為我們去呢?」我說:「我在這裡,請差遣我!」 祂說:「你去告訴以色列人,

10 要讓這些人心靈麻木,

11 我說:「主啊,這要到什麼時候呢?」祂說:

12 那時,我必把他們趕到遠方,
13 即使境內只剩下十分之一的人,