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Isaiah 6



1Isaiah, in a vision of the Lord in his glory,
5being terrified, has apprehensions removed.
8He offers himself, and is sent to shew the obstinacy of the people unto their desolation.
13A remnant shall be saved.

Verse 1
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
A. M. 3245. B.C. 759. the year
2 Kings 15:7
2 Chronicles 26:22,23
I saw also
Exodus 24:10,11; Numbers 12:8; Ezekiel 1:1,25-28; John 1:18; 12:41; 1 Timothy 6:16
66:1; 1 Kings 22:19; Ezekiel 10:1; Daniel 7:9; Matthew 25:31; Revelation 3:21; 4:2,10; 5:1,7; Revelation 6:16; 7:15-17
12:4; 57:15; Psalms 46:10; 108:5; 113:5; Ephesians 1:20,21
his train
or, the skirts thereof. filled.
1 Kings 8:10,11; Revelation 15:8

Verse 2
Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
1 Kings 22:19; Job 1:6; Daniel 7:10; Zechariah 3:4; Luke 1:10; Revelation 7:11
Psalms 104:4; Ezekiel 1:4; Hebrews 1:7
Exodus 25:20; 37:9; 1 Kings 6:24,27; 8:7; Ezekiel 1:6,9,24; 10:21; Revelation 4:8
covered his face
Genesis 17:3; Exodus 3:6; 1 Kings 19:13; Psalms 89:7
his feet
Job 4:18; 15:15; Ezekiel 1:11
did fly
6; Psalms 18:10; 103:20; Ezekiel 10:16; Daniel 9:21; Revelation 8:13; 14:6

Verse 3
And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
one cried unto another
Heb. this cried to this.
Exodus 15:20,21; Ezra 3:11; Psalms 24:7-10
Exodus 15:11; Revelation 4:8,9; 15:3,4
the whole earth, etc
Heb. his glory is the fulness of the whole earth.
11:9,10; 24:16; 40:5; Numbers 14:21; Psalms 19:1-3; 57:11; 72:19; Habakkuk 2:14; Zechariah 14:9; Ephesians 1:18

Verse 4
And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
Ezekiel 1:24; 10:5; Amos 9:1
Heb. thresholds. the house.
Exodus 40:34; 1 Kings 8:10-12; 2 Chronicles 5:13,14; 6:1; Psalms 18:8; Revelation 11:19; 15:8

Verse 5
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
said I
Exodus 33:20; Judges 6:22; 13:22; Job 42:5,6; Daniel 10:6-8; Habakkuk 3:16; Luke 5:8,9; Revelation 1:16,17
Heb. cut off. a man.
Exodus 4:10; 6:12,30; Jeremiah 1:6; Zechariah 3:1-7; Matthew 12:34-37; James 3:1,2
I dwell
29:13; Jeremiah 9:3-8; Ezekiel 2:6-8; 33:31; James 3:6-10
mine eyes
33:17; Revelation 1:5-7

Verse 6
Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
2; Daniel 9:21-23; Hebrews 1:7,14
having, etc
Heb. and in his hand a live coal.
Ezekiel 10:2; Matthew 3:11; Acts 2:3; Revelation 8:3-5
Leviticus 16:12; Hebrews 9:22-26; 13:10; Revelation 8:3-5

Verse 7
And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
he laid it upon
Heb. caused it to touch.
Jeremiah 1:9; Daniel 10:16
thine iniquity
43:25; 53:5,10; Matthew 9:2; Hebrews 9:13,14; 1 John 1:7; 2:1,2

Verse 8
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
I heard
Genesis 3:8-10; Deuteronomy 4:33-36; Ezekiel 1:24; 10:5; Acts 28:25-28
Exodus 4:10-13; 1 Kings 22:20; Acts 22:21; 26:16,17
Genesis 1:26; 3:22; 11:7
Matthew 4:20-22; Acts 20:24; Ephesians 3:8
Here am I
Heb. Behold me.

Verse 9
And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
29:13; 30:8-11; Exodus 32:7-10; Jeremiah 15:1,2; Hosea 1:9
Hear ye
43:8; 44:18-20; Matthew 13:14,15; Mark 4:12; Luke 8:10; John 12:40; Acts 28:26,27; Romans 11:8
or, without ceasing. Heb. in hearing. indeed. Heb. in seeing.

Verse 10
Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
the heart
29:10; 63:17; Exodus 7:3; 10:27; 11:10; 14:17; Deuteronomy 2:30; Ezekiel 3:6-11; 2 Corinthians 2:16
Deuteronomy 32:15; Psalms 17:10
ears heavy
Jeremiah 6:10; Zechariah 7:11
Jeremiah 5:21; John 3:19,20; Acts 3:19; 28:27
19:22; Matthew 13:15

Verse 11
Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
Psalms 74:10; 90:13; 94:3
Until the
1:7; 3:26; 24:1-12
utterly desolate
Heb. desolate with desolation.

Verse 12
And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
the Lord
26:15; 2 Kings 25:11,21; Jeremiah 15:4; 52:28-30
a great
Jeremiah 4:29; 12:7; Lamentations 5:20; Romans 11:1,2,15

Verse 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.
But yet
1:9; 4:3; 10:20-22; Matthew 24:22; Mark 13:20; Romans 11:5,6,16-29
and it shall return, etc
or, when it is returned, and hath been broused. teil-tree. The teil-tree is the linden or lime-tree, a species very common in Palestine; the leaf of which resembles that of the laurel, and its flower that of the olive. But the original ailah, which our translators render the oak, (but here distinguished from allon, the oak,) and Bp. Lowth the ilex, in ch. 1:29, 30, probably denotes, as Celsius contends, the terebinth. It is an evergreen of moderate size, but having the top and branches large in proportion to the trunk; leaves, like those of the olive, but green intermixed with red and purple; flowers, like those of the vine, growing in bunches, and purple; fruit, of a ruddy purple, the size of a juniper berry, hanging in clusters, very juicy, and containing a single seed of the size of a grape stone; wood, hard and fibrous, from which a resin distils; with an excresence scattered among the leaves, of the size of a chestnut, of a purple colour, variegated with green and white.
or, stock, or stem.
Job 14:7-9
so the holy
65:8,9; Genesis 22:18; Ezra 9:2; Malachi 2:15; John 15:1-3; Romans 9:5; 11:5,24; Galatians 3:16-19,28,29


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 6:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge".

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