Isaiah 46 ©
The idols of Babylon could not save themselves from captivity. God saveth his people to the end. Idols are not to be compared with God, who declareth beforehand the purposes which he executeth. His salvation is near at hand.
BEL aboweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your *carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast.
They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but 1themselves are gone into captivity.
And eeven to your old age I am he; and even to *hoar hairs will I carry you : I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.
gThey lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they hfall down, yea, they worship.
rCalling a 2ravenous bird from the east, 3the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, sI have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
uI bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place vsalvation in Zion for Israel wmy glory.