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Isaiah 46 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Gods of Babylon

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:1 - Bel bows down, Nebo stoops low; their idols are borne by beasts of burden.[fn] The images that are carried about are burdensome, a burden for the weary.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:2 - They stoop and bow down together; unable to rescue the burden, they themselves go off into captivity.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:3 - “Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob, all the remnant of the people of Israel, you whom I have upheld since your birth, and have carried since you were born.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:4 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:5 - “With whom will you compare me or count me equal? To whom will you liken me that we may be compared?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:6 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:7 - 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. Even though someone cries out to it, it cannot answer; it cannot save them from their troubles.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:8 - “Remember this, keep it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:9 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:10 - 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.’

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:11 - 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 I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:12 - Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted, you who are now far from my righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:13 - 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.
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Or are but beasts and cattle
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