Isaiah 46 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Bel is bent down, Nebo is falling; their images are on the beasts and on the cattle: the things which you took about have become a weight to the tired beast. 1 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops low; their idols are borne by beasts of burden. The images that are carried about are burdensome, a burden for the weary.
2 They are bent down, they are falling together: they were not able to keep their images safe, but they themselves have been taken prisoner. 2 They stoop and bow down together; unable to rescue the burden, they themselves go off into captivity.
3 Give ear to me, O family of Jacob, and all the rest of the people of Israel, who have been supported by me from their birth, and have been my care from their earliest days: 3 "Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all you who remain of the house of Israel, you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth.
4 Even when you are old I will be the same, and when you are grey-haired I will take care of you: I will still be responsible for what I made; yes, I will take you and keep you safe. 4 Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
5 Who in your eyes is my equal? or what comparison will you make with me? 5 "To whom will you compare me or count me equal? To whom will you liken me that we may be compared?
6 As for those who take gold out of a bag, and put silver in the scales, they give payment to a gold-worker, to make it into a god; they go down on their faces and give it worship. 6 Some pour out gold from their bags and weigh out silver on the scales; they hire a goldsmith to make it into a god, and they bow down and worship it.
7 They put him on their backs, and take him up, and put him in his fixed place, from which he may not be moved; if a man gives a cry for help to him, he is unable to give an answer, or get him out of his trouble. 7 They lift it to their shoulders and carry it; they set it up in its place, and there it stands. From that spot it cannot move. Though one cries out to it, it does not answer; it cannot save him from his troubles.
8 Keep this in mind and be shamed; let it come back to your memory, you sinners. 8 "Remember this, fix it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels.
9 Let the things which are past come to your memory: for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like me; 9 Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
10 Making clear from the first what is to come, and from past times the things which have not so far come about; saying, My purpose is fixed, and I will do all my pleasure; 10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.
11 Sending for a bird of strong flight from the east, the man of my purpose from a far country; I have said it, and I will give effect to it; the thing designed by me will certainly be done. 11 From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.
12 Give ear to me, you feeble-hearted, who have no faith in my righteousness: 12 Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted, you who are far from righteousness.
13 My righteousness is near, it is not far off; salvation will come quickly; and I will make Zion free, and give Israel my glory. 13 I am bringing my righteousness near, it is not far away; and my salvation will not be delayed. I will grant salvation to Zion, my splendor to Israel.