46 Bel bends down,+ Neʹbo stoops over.
Their idols are loaded on animals, on beasts of burden,+
Like baggage that burdens the weary animals.
2 They stoop and bend down together;
They cannot rescue the loads,*
And they themselves* go into captivity.
3 “Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all you who remain of the house of Israel,+
You whom I have supported from birth and carried from the womb.+
As I have done, I will carry you and bear you and rescue you.+
6 There are those who lavish gold from their purse;
They weigh out the silver on the scale.
They hire a metalworker, and he makes it into a god.+
Then they prostrate themselves, yes, they worship it.*+
It does not move from its place.+
They cry out to it, but it does not answer;
It cannot rescue anyone from distress.+
8 Remember this, and take courage.
Take it to heart, you transgressors.
I am God, and there is no one like me.+
10 From the beginning I foretell the outcome,
And from long ago the things that have not yet been done.+
11 I am calling a bird of prey from the sunrise,*+
I have spoken, and I will bring it about.
I have purposed it, and I will also carry it out.+
I will grant salvation in Zion, my splendor to Israel.”+