1 a boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a b to the weary beast.
2 a 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 a of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb:
4 And even to your a age I am he; and even to b will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will c, and will d you.
5 ¶To whom will ye a 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 a.
7 They a 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 b unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
8 Remember this, and shew yourselves a: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.
9 a the b things of old: for c God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is d like me,
10 a the b from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My c shall stand, and I will do all my d:
11 Calling a a from the b, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have c it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
12 ¶Hearken unto me, ye a, that are far from righteousness:
13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my a shall not b: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.