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Isaiah 6:6

    Isaiah 6:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then a winged one came to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from off the altar with the fire-spoon.

    Webster's Revision

    Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

    World English Bible

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 6:6

    A live coal - The word of prophecy, which was put into the mouth of the prophet.

    From off the altar - That is, from the altar of burnt-offerings, before the door of the temple, on which the fire that came down at first from heaven (Leviticus 9:24; 2 Chronicles 7:1) was perpetually burning. It was never to be extinguished, Leviticus 6:12, Leviticus 6:13.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 6:6

    Then flew - Isaiah is represented as standing out of the temple; the seraphim as in it.

    Having a live coal - The Vulgate renders this, 'A stone.' This is, probably, the original meaning of the word; see 1 Kings 19:6. It at first denoted a hot stone which was used to roast meat upon. It may also mean a coal, from its resemblance to such a stone.

    From off the altar - The altar of burnt-offering. This stood in the court of the priests, in front of the temple; see the notes at Matthew 21:12. The fire on this altar was at first kindled by the Lord, Leviticus 9:24, and was kept continually burning; Leviticus 6:12-13.