Isaiah 6:2
New International Version
Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.

New Living Translation
Attending him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.

English Standard Version
Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

Berean Study Bible
Above Him stood seraphim, each having six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.

New American Standard Bible
Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
Seraphim were standing above him; they each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.

Contemporary English Version
Flaming creatures with six wings each were flying over him. They covered their faces with two of their wings and their bodies with two more. They used the other two wings for flying,

Good News Translation
Around him flaming creatures were standing, each of which had six wings. Each creature covered its face with two wings, and its body with two, and used the other two for flying.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Seraphim were standing above Him; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

International Standard Version
The seraphim stood above him. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he was flying.

NET Bible
Seraphs stood over him; each one had six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and they used the remaining two to fly.

New Heart English Bible
Above him stood the seraphim. Each one had six wings. With two he covered his face. With two he covered his feet. With two he flew.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Angels were standing above him. Each had six wings: With two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Above Him stood the seraphim; each one had six wings: with twain he covered his face and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

New American Standard 1977
Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Above it stood the seraphims; each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

King James 2000 Bible
Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he did fly.

American King James Version
Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he did fly.

American Standard Version
Above him stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And seraphs stood round about him: each one had six wings: and with two they covered their face, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Upon it stood the seraphims: the one had six wings, and the other had six wings: with two they covered his face, and with two they covered his feet, and with two they flew.

Darby Bible Translation
Seraphim were standing above him: each had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he flew.

English Revised Version
Above him stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

Webster's Bible Translation
Above it stood seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

World English Bible
Above him stood the seraphim. Each one had six wings. With two he covered his face. With two he covered his feet. With two he flew.

Young's Literal Translation
Seraphs are standing above it: six wings hath each one; with two each covereth its face, and with two each covereth its feet, and with two each flieth.
Study Bible
Isaiah's Vision of the Lord in His Glory
1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted; and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2Above Him stood seraphim, each having six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3And they called out to one another: Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Hosts; His glory fills all the earth.…
Cross References
Revelation 4:8
And each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around and within. Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!"

Isaiah 6:6
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, and in his hand was a glowing coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar.

Ezekiel 1:11
Such were their faces. Their wings were spread upward; each had two wings touching the wings of the creature on either side, and two wings covering its body.

Treasury of Scripture

Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he did fly.

stood

1 Kings 22:19
And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.

Job 1:6
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Daniel 7:10
A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

seraphims

Psalm 104:4
Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Ezekiel 1:4
And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

Hebrews 1:7
And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

wings

Exodus 25:20
And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.

Exodus 37:9
And the cherubims spread out their wings on high, and covered with their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; even to the mercy seatward were the faces of the cherubims.

1 Kings 6:24,27
And five cubits was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits…

covered his face

Genesis 17:3
And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

Exodus 3:6
Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

1 Kings 19:13
And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

his feet

Job 4:18
Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

Job 15:15
Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

Ezekiel 1:11
Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.







Lexicon
Above
מִמַּ֙עַל֙ (mim·ma·‘al)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

Him
ל֔וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

stood
עֹמְדִ֤ים ׀ (‘ō·mə·ḏîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

seraphim,
שְׂרָפִ֨ים (śə·rā·p̄îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8314: Burning, poisonous, a saraph, symbolical creature

each
לְאֶחָ֑ד (lə·’e·ḥāḏ)
Preposition-l | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

having six
שֵׁ֧שׁ (šêš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

wings:
כְּנָפַ֛יִם (kə·nā·p̄a·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's Hebrew 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

With two [wings]
בִּשְׁתַּ֣יִם ׀ (biš·ta·yim)
Preposition-b | Number - fd
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

they covered
יְכַסֶּ֣ה (yə·ḵas·seh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

their faces,
פָנָ֗יו (p̄ā·nāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

with two
וּבִשְׁתַּ֛יִם (ū·ḇiš·ta·yim)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Number - fd
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

they covered
יְכַסֶּ֥ה (yə·ḵas·seh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

their feet,
רַגְלָ֖יו (raḡ·lāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

and with two
וּבִשְׁתַּ֥יִם (ū·ḇiš·ta·yim)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Number - fd
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

they were flying.
יְעוֹפֵֽף׃ (yə·‘ō·w·p̄êp̄)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5774: To fly, to faint
(2) Above it stood the seraphims . . .--It is noticeable that this is the only passage in which the seraphim are mentioned as part of the host of heaven. In Numbers 21:6, the word (the primary meaning of which is the burning ones) occurs as denoting the fiery serpents that attacked the people in the wilderness. Probably the brazen serpent which Hezekiah afterwards destroyed (2Kings 18:4) had preserved the name and its significance as denoting the instruments of the fiery judgments of Jehovah. Here, however, there is no trace of the serpent form, nor again, as far as the description goes, of the animal forms of the cherubim of Ezekiel 1:5-11, and of the "living creatures" of Revelation 4:7-8. The "burning ones" are in the likeness of men, with the addition of the six wings. The patristic and mediaeval distinction between the seraphim that excel in love, and the cherubim that excel in knowledge, rests apparently on the etymology of the former word. The "living creatures" of Revelation 4:7-8, seem to unite the forms of the cherubim of Ezekiel with the six wings of the seraphim of this passage. Symbolically the seraphim would seem to be as transfigured cherubim, representing the "flaming fire" of the lightning, as the latter did the storm-winds and other elemental forces of nature (Psalm 104:4).

Each one had six wings.--The thought seems to be that the human form was clothed as it were with six wings. One pair of wings covered the face in token of adoring homage (Ezekiel 1:11); a second, the feet, including the whole lower part of the human form, while with the third they hovered as in the firmament of heaven above the skirts of the glory of the Divine Throne. It is noticeable that the monuments of Persepolis represent the Amshashpands (or ministers of God) as having six wings, two of which cover the feet.

Verse 2. - Above it stood the seraphims; rather, above him were standing seraphim. The "seraphim" are introduced, not as well known, with the article, but without it, as unknown. The word means "fiery ones," and is supposed to denote the burning love of the blessed spirits spoken cf. They appeared to the prophet as standing above the King as he sat upon his throne - "standing" to show their readiness to minister; but why "above him" is not so clear. Perhaps, simply, as those that stand are "above" those that sit; perhaps as ready to fly through infinite space at the bidding of him who was seated in his palace, as it were upon the ground. Their form, as seen by the prophet, appears to have been human, and only distinguished from ordinary humanity by the wings. Thus, though in name they resembled those other "fiery ones," which had punished the Jews in the wilderness (Numbers 21:6-9), there is nothing to show that Isaiah in any way connected the two. Each one had six wings. Gesenius is mistaken in saying that there are at Persepolis any six-winged figures ('Thesaurus,' p. 1342). The Persians not infrequently represented their genii with four wings ('Ancient Monarchies,' vol. 3. pp. 353, 354); but no six-winged figures have been found, so far as I know, among the Persian remains. With twain he covered his face, etc. The general idea of the six wings was probably rapid flight, the carrying out of God's behests "with speed swiftly." But, in the Divine presence, the wings were applied to a different use. One pair veiled the seraph's head from the intolerable effulgence of the Divine glory; another concealed the feet, soiled in their various ministrations, and unmeet for the all-pure presence; the third pair alone sustained the seraph in mid-air, as he hovered in readiness to depart on any errand on which Jehovah aright send him. 6:1-8 In this figurative vision, the temple is thrown open to view, even to the most holy place. The prophet, standing outside the temple, sees the Divine Presence seated on the mercy-seat, raised over the ark of the covenant, between the cherubim and seraphim, and the Divine glory filled the whole temple. See God upon his throne. This vision is explained, Joh 12:41, that Isaiah now saw Christ's glory, and spake of Him, which is a full proof that our Saviour is God. In Christ Jesus, God is seated on a throne of grace; and through him the way into the holiest is laid open. See God's temple, his church on earth, filled with his glory. His train, the skirts of his robes, filled the temple, the whole world, for it is all God's temple. And yet he dwells in every contrite heart. See the blessed attendants by whom his government is served. Above the throne stood the holy angels, called seraphim, which means burners; they burn in love to God, and zeal for his glory against sin. The seraphim showing their faces veiled, declares that they are ready to yield obedience to all God's commands, though they do not understand the secret reasons of his counsels, government, or promises. All vain-glory, ambition, ignorance, and pride, would be done away by one view of Christ in his glory. This awful vision of the Divine Majesty overwhelmed the prophet with a sense of his own vileness. We are undone if there is not a Mediator between us and this holy God. A glimpse of heavenly glory is enough to convince us that all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. Nor is there a man that would dare to speak to the Lord, if he saw the justice, holiness, and majesty of God, without discerning his glorious mercy and grace in Jesus Christ. The live coal may denote the assurance given to the prophet, of pardon, and acceptance in his work, through the atonement of Christ. Nothing is powerful to cleanse and comfort the soul, but what is taken from Christ's satisfaction and intercession. The taking away sin is necessary to our speaking with confidence and comfort, either to God in prayer, or from God in preaching; and those shall have their sin taken away who complain of it as a burden, and see themselves in danger of being undone by it. It is great comfort to those whom God sends, that they go for God, and may therefore speak in his name, assured that he will bear them out.
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