30 I will destroy your high places,(A) cut down your incense altars(B) and pile your dead bodies[a] on the lifeless forms of your idols,(C) and I will abhor(D) you.

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  1. Leviticus 26:30 Or your funeral offerings
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Gods of Babylon

46 Bel(A) bows down, Nebo stoops low;
    their idols(B) are borne by beasts of burden.[a]
The images that are carried(C) about are burdensome,
    a burden for the weary.

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  1. Isaiah 46:1 Or are but beasts and cattle
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“Announce and proclaim(A) among the nations,
    lift up a banner(B) and proclaim it;
    keep nothing back, but say,
‘Babylon will be captured;(C)
    Bel(D) will be put to shame,(E)
    Marduk(F) filled with terror.
Her images will be put to shame
    and her idols(G) filled with terror.’

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44 I will punish Bel(A) in Babylon
    and make him spew out(B) what he has swallowed.
The nations will no longer stream to him.
    And the wall(C) of Babylon will fall.

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