The Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Chapter 46

Idols are not to be compared with the Lord—He alone is God and will save Israel.

 aBel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a bburden to the weary beast.

 aThey stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.

 ¶Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the aremnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb:

 And even to your aold age I am he; and even to bhoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will ccarry, and will ddeliver you.

 ¶To whom will ye aliken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?

 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they aworship.

 They abear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall bcry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.

 Remember this, and shew yourselves amen: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.

 aRemember the bformer things of old: for cI am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is dnone like me,

 10 aDeclaring the bend from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My ccounsel shall stand, and I will do all my dpleasure:

 11 Calling a aravenous bird from the beast, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have cspoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

 12 ¶Hearken unto me, ye astouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

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