Babylon’s Idols

1 Bel bows down; Nebo [is] stooping. Their idols are {on} animals and {on} cattle; your {cargo} is carried [as] a burden {on} weary [animals].

References for Isaiah 46:1

    • a 46:1 - Literally "to"
    • b 46:1 - Hebrew "animal"
    • c 46:1 - Literally "to"
    • d 46:1 - Literally "things that are carried"
    • e 46:1 - Literally "to"
      2 They stoop; they bow down together. They are not able to save [the] burden, but {they themselves go} in captivity.

      References for Isaiah 46:2

        • f 46:2 - Or "and"
        • g 46:2 - Literally "their inner self goes"
          3 "Listen to me, house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel who have been carried from [the] belly, who have been carried from [the] womb:
          4 Even to [your] old age I [am] he; even to [your] advanced age I myself will support [you]. I myself have made [you], and I myself will carry [you], and I myself will support [you], and I will save [you].

          References for Isaiah 46:4

              5 To whom will you liken me, and count as equal, and compare with me, as though we were alike?

              References for Isaiah 46:5

                  6 Those who lavish gold from [the] purse and weigh out silver in the balance scales; hire {a goldsmith} and he makes him a god; they bow down, indeed they bow in worship.

                  References for Isaiah 46:6

                    • k 46:6 - Literally "one who smelts"
                      7 They carry it on [their] shoulder; they support it and they set it [in] its place, and it stands in position. It cannot be removed from its place; even [when] he cries out to it, it does not answer. It does not save him from his trouble.
                      8 Remember this and pluck up courage! Call to {mind}, [you] transgressors!

                      References for Isaiah 46:8

                        • l 46:8 - Literally "heart"
                          9 Remember [the] former things from {a long time ago}, for I [am] God and there is none besides [me], God and [there is] none like me,

                          References for Isaiah 46:9

                            • m 46:9 - Literally "forever"
                              10 who from [the] beginning declares [the] end, and from before, [things] that have not been done, who says, 'My plan shall stand,' and, 'I will accomplish all my wishes,'

                              References for Isaiah 46:10

                                  11 who calls a bird of prey from [the] east, the man of his plan from a country from afar. Indeed I have spoken; indeed I will bring it [to being]. I have formed [it]; indeed I will do it.

                                  References for Isaiah 46:11

                                    • p 46:11 - The reading tradition (Qere) has "my"
                                      12 Listen to me, strong of heart, far from righteousness!
                                      13 I bring my righteousness near; [it is] not far. And my salvation will not delay; and I will put salvation in Zion, for Israel my glory."

                                      References for Isaiah 46:13