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.