Bel is bowed down, Nebo a bendeth; their idols are upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: the things ye carried b are laid on, c a burden to the weary [beast].
They bend, they are bowed down together; they could not deliver the burden, and themselves are gone into captivity.
Hearken unto me, house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, ye who have been borne from the belly, who have been carried from the womb:
Even to old age, I [am] HE, d and unto hoary hairs I will carry [you]: It is I that have made, and I will bear, and I will carry, and will deliver.
To whom will ye liken me and make me equal, or compare me, that we may be like?
-- They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance; they hire a goldsmith, and he maketh it a ·god: they fall down, yea, they worship.