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Chapter 06

1-3~~In the year that king Uzziah died,
I saw the Lord/'Adonay sitting on a throne . . .
lofty and exalted,
with the train of His robe filling the temple.

Seraphim stood above Him,
each having six wings;
with two he covered his face,
and with two he covered his feet,
and with two he flew.

And one called out to another, and said,
"Holy, Holy, Holy,
is Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts,
the whole earth is full of his glory. "

4 And the posts of the door moved
at the voice of him who cried,
and the house was filled with smoke.

5 Then I said,
"Woe is me!

For I am undone . . .
because I am a man of unclean lips,
and I dwell in the middle of a people of unclean lips . . .
for my eyes have seen the King . . .
Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts."

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me . . .
having a live coal in his hand . . .
which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar.

7 And he laid it upon my mouth,
and said, "Lo, this has touched your lips
and your 'punishment for sin'/iniquity {`avon}
is taken away,
and your sin purged."

8``Also I heard the voice of the Lord/'Adonay, saying,
"Whom shall I send?

And who will go for us?"

Then I said, "Here am I . . . send me."

9 And He said,
"Go, and tell this people . . .
'Hearing . . . you hear {the teaching of doctrine}'
  {shama` shama` - doubling is very intense - and one is in the
  imperative mood - meaning it is an order - shama` means to 'hear,
  listen and obey'}
'discerning doctrine' {biyn} not . . .
'seeing and perceiving doctrine {ra'ah} not . . .
and 'understanding from study or experience' {yada`} . . . not.

10a Make the heart/'right lobe'/'thinking'
of this people fat/prosperous.
  {means they keep their eyes on the details of life instead of
  keeping their eyes on the 'Source' of the details}

10b And make their ears heavy
  {idiom meaning having deaf ears - they are not listening to
and shut their eyes
  {means they are not watching the visual teaching of doctrine
  through rituals or writing}
lest they see with their eyes,
and hear with their ears,
and understand with their heart/'right lobe',
and convert/'change their minds',
and be healed.

11`` Then I said, "Lord/'Adonay, how long?"

And He answered,
"Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant,
and the houses without man,
and the land be utterly desolate, 12
and Jehovah/God has removed men far away,
and there be a great forsaking in the middle of the land.

13 But yet in it shall be a tenth,
and it shall return,
and shall be eaten . . .
as a teil tree,
and as an oak,
whose substance is in them,
when they cast their leaves . . .
so the Holy seed shall
be the substance thereof.