Isaías 46

1 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops; their idols are on the beasts, and on the cattle: the things that you{+} carried about are made a load, a burden to the weary [beast].

2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves have gone into captivity.

3 Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, that have been borne [by me] from their birth, that have been carried from the womb;

4 and even to old age, I am he, and even to hoar hairs I will carry [you{+}]; I have made, and I will bear; yes, I will carry, and will deliver.

5 To whom will you{+} liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?

6 Such as lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, they hire a goldsmith, and he makes it a god; they fall down, yes, they worship.

7 They bear it on the shoulder, they carry it, and set it in its place, and it stands, from its place it will not remove: yes, one may cry to it, yet it can't answer, nor save him out of his trouble.

8 Remember this, and show yourselves men; bring it again to mind, O you{+} transgressors.

9 Remember the former things of old: for 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 things that are not [yet] done; saying, My counsel will stand, and I will do all my pleasure;

11 calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country; yes, I have spoken, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed, I will also do it.

12 Listen to me, you{+} stout-hearted, who are far from righteousness:

13 I bring near my righteousness, it will not be far off, and my salvation will not tarry; and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.