11Bel has boweddown, Nebostoopsover; Their images are consigned to the beasts and the cattle. The thingsathat you carry are burdensome, A load for the weary beast.
They stoopedover, they have boweddowntogether; They could not rescue the burden, But bhave themselves2gone into captivity.
"3Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, And all4the remnant of the house of Israel, You who have been 5borne by Me from cbirth And have been carried from the womb;
Even to your oldage6I dwill be the same, And even to your e7grayingyears I will bear you! I have fdone it, and I will carry you; And I will bear you and I will deliver you.
"8To whom would you liken Me And make Me equal and compare Me, That we would be alike?
"Those who 9lavishgold from the purse And weighsilver on the scaleHire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god; They 10bowdown, indeed they worship it.
"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 13cannotanswer; It 14cannotdeliver him from his distress.
"15Rememberthis, and be gassured; 16Recall it to hmind, you 17transgressors.
9"Remember the 18formerthingslongpast, For I am God, and there is 19noother; I am God, and there is 20noonelike Me,
10Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancienttimes things which have not been done, Saying, '21My purpose will be established, And I will accomplishall My goodpleasure ';
11Calling a 22bird of prey from the 23east, The man of iMy purpose from a farcountry. Truly I have 24spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.
"25Listen to Me, you 26stubborn-minded , Who are 27far from righteousness.
"I 28bringnear My righteousness, it is not far off; And My salvation will not delay. And I will grant29salvation in Zion, And My 30glory for Israel.