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Chapter 46

The Gods of Babylon

Bel bows down, Nebo[a] stoops,
    their idols set upon beasts and cattle;
They must be borne upon shoulders,
    a load for weary animals.

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Footnotes

  1. 46:1–4 Bel…Nebo: gods of Babylon; their complete helplessness is here contrasted with God’s omnipotence; whereas they must be carried about, the Lord carries Israel as a parent does a child.

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