2 Nephi 16
Nephi copies chapter 6 of Isaiah
(16:1-13) Isaiah 6
|16:1 In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his
train filled the temple. ||
|16:2 Above it 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. ||
seraphims -- 1830 Book of Mormon|
The plural of seraph is seraphim, not seraphims, as in the KJV. The
1830 edition copied the KJV error, which was corrected in later translations.
|16:3 And one cried unto another, and said: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Hosts; the whole earth is full
of his glory.
|16:4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was
filled with smoke. ||
|16:5 Then said I: Wo is unto 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. ||
(16:5) Wo me! -- 1830 Book of Mormon|
The 1830 edition left off the italicized word "is" from the KJV, which was corrected in later verions.
|16:6 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; ||
|16:7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said: Lo, this has touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken
away, and thy sin purged. ||
|16:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, and who will go for
us? Then I said: Here am I; send me. ||
Here I; send me. -- 1830 Book of
The KJV italicized word "am" was deleted in the 1830 version.
|16:9 And he said: Go and tell this people -- Hear ye indeed, but they understood not; and see ye indeed,
but they perceived not. ||
|16:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes -- lest they see
with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted and be healed. ||
(16:10) Make the heart of this people fat.|
God will prevent people from hearing and understanding "lest they ... convert and be healed."
|16:11 Then said I: Lord, how long? And he said: Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the
houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate; ||
|16:12 And the Lord have removed men far away, for there shall be a great forsaking in the midst of the
|16:13 But yet there shall be a tenth, and they shall return, and shall be eaten, as a teil-tree, and as an
oak whose substance is in them when they cast their leaves; so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.||