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.