Isaiah 46 GNT

1 "This is the end for Babylon's gods! Bel and Nebo once were worshiped, but now they are loaded on donkeys, a burden for the backs of tired animals.
2 The idols cannot save themselves; they are captured and carried away. This is the end for Babylon's gods!
3 "Listen to me, descendants of Jacob, all who are left of my people. I have cared for you from the time you were born.
4 I am your God and will take care of you until you are old and your hair is gray. I made you and will care for you; I will give you help and rescue you.
5 "To whom will you compare me?" says the Lord. "Is there anyone else like me?
6 People open their purses and pour out gold; they weigh out silver on the scales. They hire a goldsmith to make a god; then they bow down and worship it.
7 They lift it to their shoulders and carry it; they put it in place, and there it stands, unable to move from where it is. If any pray to it, it cannot answer or save them from disaster.
8 "Remember this, you sinners; consider what I have done.
9 Remember what happened long ago; acknowledge that I alone am God and that there is no one else like me.
10 From the beginning I predicted the outcome; long ago I foretold what would happen. I said that my plans would never fail, that I would do everything I intended to do.
11 I am calling a man to come from the east; a he will swoop down like a hawk and accomplish what I have planned. I have spoken, and it will be done.

References for Isaiah 46:11

    • « 46:11 - a man to come from the east: [See 41.2.]
      12 "Listen to me, you stubborn people who think that victory is far away.
      13 I am bringing the day of victory near - it is not far away at all. My triumph will not be delayed. I will save Jerusalem and bring honor to Israel there."