Bel1 bows down, Nebo stoops low; their idols2 are borne by beasts of burden.a The images that are carried3 about are burdensome, a burden for the weary.
They stoop and bow down together; unable to rescue the burden, they themselves go off into captivity.43
"Listen5 to me, O house of Jacob, all you who remain6 of the house of Israel, you whom I have upheld since you were conceived,7 and have carried8 since your birth.94
Even to your old age and gray hairs10 I am he,11 I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain12 you and I will rescue you.