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Isaiah 46 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Bel is bowed down, Nebo bendeth; their idols are upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: the things ye carried are laid on, a burden to the weary [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 bend, they are bowed down together; they could not deliver the burden, and themselves are gone into captivity. 2 They stoop and bow down together; unable to rescue the burden, they themselves go off into captivity.
3 Hearken unto me, house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, ye who have been borne from the belly, who have been carried from the womb: 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 to old age, I [am] HE, and unto hoary hairs I will carry [you]: It is I that have made, and I will bear, and I will carry, and will deliver. 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 To whom will ye liken me and make me equal, or compare me, that we may be like? 5 "To whom will you compare me or count me equal? To whom will you liken me that we may be compared?
6 -- They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance; they hire a goldsmith, and he maketh it a ·god: they fall down, yea, they 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 bear him on the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place; there he standeth, he doth not remove from his place: yea, one crieth unto him, and he answereth not; he saveth him not 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 Remember this, and shew yourselves men; call it to mind, ye transgressors. 8 "Remember this, fix it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels.
9 Remember the former things of old; for I [am] God, and there is none else; [I am] God, and there is none 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 declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, 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 calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. Yea, I have spoken, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. 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 Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness: 12 Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted, you who are far from righteousness.
13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not delay; and I will give salvation in Zion, [and] unto 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.