In the year that King Uzziah died,
I saw the Sovereign sitting on a
high and lofty;
and the hem of Their robe filled the temple.
2Seraphs were in attendance above God;
with two they covered their faces,
and with two they covered
and with two they flew.
3And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the God of hosts;
the whole earth is full of God's glory.”
4The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called,
and the house filled with smoke.
5And I said:
“Woe is me!
I am lost,
am a man of unclean lips,
and I live among a people of unclean lips;
my eyes have seen the Sovereign,
the God of hosts!”
6Then one of the seraphs flew to me,
holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs.
7The seraph touched my mouth with it and said:
“Now that this has touched your lips,
your guilt has departed
sin is blotted out.”
8Then I heard the voice of God saying,
“Whom shall I send,
and who will go for us?”
And I said,
“Here am I;
Queeries for the text:
Why is God so frequently high and lofty?
What was the robe made of?
What do they mean by "feet"?
If 7 is the holy number, why do they have 6 wings?
Why is the God of Peace also the God of "hosts"?
Did the incense get a bit out of hand?
What does it mean to be unclean?
How does fire purify?
Who is "us"?
How can we say, "Here am I; send me!" to God today?
What are your queeries?