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

“They (A)lift it upon the shoulder and carry it;
They set it in its place and it stands there.
(B)It does not move from its place.
Though one may cry to it, it (C)cannot answer;
It (D)cannot deliver him from his distress.

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“Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they,
And they (A)cannot speak;
They must be (B)carried,
Because they cannot walk!
Do not fear them,
For they (C)can do no harm,
Nor can they do any good.”

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