All of this leads up to Isaiah's famous vision in chapter 6. It starts out like this:
In the year King Uzziah died
King Uzziah died in 740 BC. He was 16 when he became king and ruled for 52 years. He started out well, but then he slipped toward the end. He burned incense in the temple even though he was warned not to, and he ended up with leprosy for the rest of his life. The lesson: God is Holy.
I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.
Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.
“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 my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
Then I said, “Lord, how long?”
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