Idols are not to be compared with the Lord—He alone is God and will save Israel.
2 aThey stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.
3 ¶ 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:
5 ¶ To whom will ye aliken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?
6 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.
7 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.
8 Remember this, and shew yourselves amen: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.
12 ¶ Hearken unto me, ye astouthearted, that are far from righteousness: