Isaiah 46 NAS

Babylon's Idols and the True God

1 1Bel has bowed down, Nebo stoops over; Their images are consigned to the beasts and the cattle. The things athat you carry are burdensome, A load for the weary beast.

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    • ̒ 46:1 - Lit "carried by you"
      2 They stooped over, they have bowed down together; They could not rescue the burden, But bhave themselves 2gone into captivity.

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      3 "3Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, And all 4the remnant of the house of Israel, You who have been 5borne by Me from cbirth And have been carried from the womb;

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        • ̔ 46:3 - Lit "the belly"
          4 Even to your old age 6I dwill be the same, And even to your e7graying years I will bear you! I have fdone it, and I will carry you; And I will bear you and I will deliver you.

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            • ̕ 46:4 - Lit "I am He"
            • ̖ 46:4 - Lit "gray hairs"
            • ̗ 46:4 - Or "made" you
              5 "8To whom would you liken Me And make Me equal and compare Me, That we would be alike?

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              6 "Those who 9lavish gold from the purse And weigh silver on the scale Hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god; They 10bow down, indeed they worship it.

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              7 "They 11lift it upon the shoulder and carry it; They set it in its place and it stands there. 12It does not move from its place. Though one may cry to it, it 13cannot answer; It 14cannot deliver him from his distress.

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              8 "15Remember this, and be gassured; 16Recall it to hmind, you 17transgressors.

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                • ̘ 46:8 - Lit "firm"
                • ̙ 46:8 - Lit "heart"
                  9 "Remember the 18former things long past, For I am God, and there is 19no other; I am God, and there is 20no one like Me,

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                  10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, '21My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure ';

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                  11 Calling a 22bird of prey from the 23east, The man of iMy purpose from a far country. Truly I have 24spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.

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                  12 "25Listen to Me, you 26stubborn-minded *, Who are 27far from righteousness.

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                  13 "I 28bring near My righteousness, it is not far off; And My salvation will not delay. And I will grant 29salvation in Zion, And My 30glory for Israel.

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