6 In the year that King Uz·ziʹah died,+ I saw Jehovah sitting on a lofty and elevated throne,+ and the skirts of his robe filled the temple. 2 Seraphs were standing above him; each had six wings. Each* covered his face with two and covered his feet with two, and each of them would fly about with two.
3 And one called to the other:
“Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah of armies.+
The whole earth is filled with his glory.”
5 Then I said: “Woe to me!
I am as good as dead,*
For I am a man of unclean lips,
And I live among a people of unclean lips;+
For my eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of armies himself!”
“Look! This has touched your lips.
Your guilt is removed,
And your sin is atoned for.”
9 And he replied, “Go, and say to this people:
‘You will hear again and again,
But you will not understand;
You will see again and again,
But you will not get any knowledge.’+
Make their ears unresponsive,+
And paste their eyes together,
So that they may not see with their eyes
And hear with their ears,
So that their heart may not understand
And they may not turn back and be healed.”+
11 At this I said: “How long, O Jehovah?” Then he said:
“Until the cities crash in ruins without an inhabitant
And the houses are without people
And the land is ruined and desolate;+
And the deserted condition of the land becomes very extensive.