Babylon’s Idols and the True God

46 (A)Bel has bowed down, Nebo stoops over;
Their images are consigned to the beasts and the cattle.
The things [a]that you carry are burdensome,
A load for the weary beast.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 46:1 Lit carried by you

“Those who (A)lavish gold from the purse
And weigh silver on the scale
Hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god;
They (B)bow down, indeed they worship it.
“They (C)lift it upon the shoulder and carry it;
They set it in its place and it stands there.
(D)It does not move from its place.
Though one may cry to it, it (E)cannot answer;
It (F)cannot deliver him from his distress.

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