Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?"
The Trinitarian Claim
This passage is sometimes exploited by some Trinitarians who try and claim the "us" of this verse refers to the three persons of the Trinity.
The Claim vs. The Facts
Trinitarians resort to their imaginations here rather than facts. The facts of the immediate context show us who the "us" is.
The Problem with the Claim
This claim is just one more example of Trinitarian eisegesis. They imagine whatever they like into the text.
Analysis of the Facts
A simple review of the context, and basic reading comprehension, bears out the identity of "US" in this passage:
In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. 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. And one called out to another and said, "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of Hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory." And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke. Then I said, "Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of Hosts." Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth with it and said, "Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven." Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Who shall I send, and who will go for us?”
The "us" in this passage is expressed in the passage itself: Yahweh and His Hosts.
Related Links: Genesis 1:26
Last Revision/Update: February 23, 2016