Isaiah 6:5
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English Standard Version
And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for 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!”

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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, Jehovah of hosts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said: Woe is me, because I have held my peace; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people that hath unclean lips, and I have seen with my eyes the King the Lord of hosts.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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 my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 6:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Roaring issues from it as from the lioness: it roars like lions, and utters a low murmur; seizes the prey, carries it off, and no one rescues." The futures, with the preceding לו שׁאגה which is equivalent to a future, hold each feature in the description fast, as if for prolonged contemplation. The lion roars when eager for prey; and such is now the war-cry of the bloodthirsty enemy, which the prophet compares to the roaring of a lion or of young lions (Cephirim) in the fulness of their strength. (The lion is described by its poetic name, לביא; this does not exactly apply to the lioness, which would rather be designated by the term לביּה.) The roar is succeeded by a low growl (nâham, fremere), when a lion is preparing to fall upon its prey.

(Note: In Arabic, en-nehem is used to signify greediness (see Ali's Proverbs, No. 16).)

And so the prophet hears a low and ominous murmur in the army, which is now ready for battle. But he also sees immediately afterwards how the enemy seizes its booty and carries it irrecoverably away: literally, "how he causes it to escape," i.e., not "lets it slip in cruel sport," as Luzzatto interprets it, but carries it to a place of safety (Micah 6:14). The prey referred to is Judah. It also adds to the gloomy and mysterious character of the prophecy, that the prophet never mentions Judah. In the following v. also (Isaiah 5:30) the object is still suppressed, as if the prophet could not let it pass his lips.

Isaiah 6:5 Parallel Commentaries

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said I

Exodus 33:20 And he said, You can not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Judges 6:22 And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas...

Judges 13:22 And Manoah said to his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.

Job 42:5,6 I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye sees you...

Daniel 10:6-8 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire...

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself...

Luke 5:8,9 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord...

Revelation 1:16,17 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword...

undone. Heb. cut off
a man

Exodus 4:10 And Moses said to the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since you have spoken to your servant...

Exodus 6:12,30 And Moses spoke before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not listened to me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me...

Jeremiah 1:6 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

Zechariah 3:1-7 And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him...

Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks...

James 3:1,2 My brothers, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation...

I dwell

Isaiah 29:13 Why the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me...

Jeremiah 9:3-8 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth on the earth...

Ezekiel 2:6-8 And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with you...

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them...

James 3:6-10 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body...

mine eyes

Isaiah 33:17 Your eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

Revelation 1:5-7 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth...

Cross References
Luke 5:8
But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord."

Exodus 6:12
But Moses said to the LORD, "Behold, the people of Israel have not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?"

Exodus 6:30
But Moses said to the LORD, "Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips. How will Pharaoh listen to me?"

Exodus 24:10
and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness.

Exodus 33:20
But," he said, "you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live."

Numbers 17:12
And the people of Israel said to Moses, "Behold, we perish, we are undone, we are all undone.

Job 42:5
I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you;

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