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.