Isaiah's experiences the Holiness of God
The Holiness of God
In the year of the death of Uzziah the king, I saw the Lord sitting on a high and raised throne, and the hem of his robe was filling the temple.
Bless Yahweh, O my soul.
O Yahweh my God, you are very great.
You clothe yourself with splendor and majesty,
The earth is Yahweh’s, with its fullness,
the world and those who live in it,
because he has founded it on the seas,
and has established it on the rivers.
Who may ascend the mountain of Yahweh?
And who may stand in his holy place?
He who is innocent of hands and pure of heart,
who does not lift up his soul to falseness,
and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from Yahweh,
and justice from the God of his salvation.
Such is the sort of those who seek him,
those who seek your face, even Jacob. Selah
Seraphs were standing above him. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
And the one called to the other and said,
“Holy, holy, holy is Yahweh of hosts!
The whole earth is full of his glory.”
And I said, “Woe to me! For I am destroyed! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I am living among a people of unclean lips, for my eyes have seen the king, Yahweh of hosts!”
Then one of the seraphs flew to me, and in his hand was a hot coal he had taken from the altar with tongs.
Isaiah is Forgiven
Isaiah Answers the call
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
“Whom shall I send?
And who will go for us?”
And I said,
“I am here!
A Message to Deliver
And he said, “Go and say to this people,
‘Keep on listening and do not comprehend!
And keep on looking and do not understand!’
Make the heart of this people insensitive,
and make its ears unresponsive,
and shut its eyes
so that it may not look with its eyes
and listen with its ears
and comprehend with its mind
and turn back, and it may be healed for him.”
Then I said, “Until when, Lord?”
And he said,
“Until the cities lie wasted without inhabitant,
and houses without people,
and the land is ruined and a waste,
and Yahweh sends the people far away,
and the abandonment is great in the midst of the land.
And even if only a tenth part remain, again she will be destroyed
like a terebinth or like an oak,
which although felled, a tree stump remains in them.
The seed of holiness will be her tree stump.”