Isaiah 46:1-6 NIV

Gods of Babylon

1 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.

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    • a 46:1 - Or "are but beasts and cattle"
      2 They stoop and bow down together; unable to rescue the burden, they themselves go off into captivity.4

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      3 "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.9

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      4 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.

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      5 "To whom will you compare me or count me equal? To whom will you liken me that we may be compared?13

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      6 Some pour out gold from their bags and weigh out silver on the scales; they hire a goldsmith14 to make it into a god, and they bow down and worship it.15

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