In the year that 1King Uzziah died I 2saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the traina of his robe filled the temple.
Above him stood the seraphim. Each had 3six 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: 4"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; 5the whole earth is full of his glory!"b4
And 6the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and 7the house was filled with smoke.
And I said: "Woe is me! 8For I am lost; 9for 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 10King, 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 11touched my mouth and said: "Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for."
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for 12us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."
And he said, "Go, and say to this people: 13"'Keep on hearing,c but do not understand; keep on seeing,d but do not perceive.'