New International Version
Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
having, etc. Heb. and in his hand a live coal
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Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God's people, on the golden altar in front of the throne.
Then Moses said to Aaron, "Take your censer and put incense in it, along with burning coals from the altar, and hurry to the assembly to make atonement for them. Wrath has come out from the LORD; the plague has started."
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.
The LORD said to the man clothed in linen, "Go in among the wheels beneath the cherubim. Fill your hands with burning coals from among the cherubim and scatter them over the city." And as I watched, he went in.
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