1Bel boweth down , Nebostoopeth , their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden ; they are a burden to the weary beast.
They stoop , they bow downtogether; they could not deliver the burden, but themselvesa are gone into captivity.3Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb:4
And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made , and I will bear ; even I will carry , and will deliver you.
To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal , and compare me, that we may be like ?
They lavishgold out of the bag, and weighsilver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith ; and he maketh it a god: they fall down , yea, they worship .