New Living Translation
Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs.
King James Bible
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:
Darby Bible Translation
And one of the seraphim flew unto me, and he had in his hand a glowing coal, 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.
Young's Literal Translation
And flee unto me doth one of the seraphs, and in his hand a burning coal, (with tongs he hath taken it from off the altar,)
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:6 Flew - By God's command. A coal - Both a token and an instrument of purification. The altar - Of burnt - offering.
LibraryThe Leafless Tree
The figure is taken, first of all, from the terebinth or turpentine tree--here translated the teil tree. That tree is an evergreen, with this exception, that in very severe and inclement weather it loses its leaves; but even then the terebinth tree is not dead. And so of the oak; it loses its leaves every year, of course, but even then it is not dead. "So," says God, "you have seen the tree in winter, standing naked and bare, without any sign of life, its roots buried in the hard and frozen soil, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
"And There is None that Calleth Upon Thy Name, that Stirreth up Himself to Take Hold on Thee,"
An Appeal and a Response
His Holy Covenant
Then another angel with a gold incense burner came and stood at the altar. And a great amount of incense was given to him to mix with the prayers of God's people as an offering on the gold altar before the throne.
And Moses said to Aaron, "Quick, take an incense burner and place burning coals on it from the altar. Lay incense on it, and carry it out among the people to purify them and make them right with the LORD. The LORD's anger is blazing against them--the plague has already begun."
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.
Then the LORD spoke to the man in linen clothing and said, "Go between the whirling wheels beneath the cherubim, and take a handful of burning coals and scatter them over the city." He did this as I watched.
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