46 Bel bows down;
Nebo is stooping.
they bow down together.
They are not able to save the burden,
and all the remnant of the house of Israel
who have been carried from the belly,
who have been carried from the womb:
4 Evenh to your old age I am he;
eveni to your advanced age I myself will support you.
I myself have made you,
and I myself will carry you,
and I myself will support you,
and I will save you.
and count as equal,
and compare with me,
as thoughj we were alike?
and weigh out silver in the balance scales;
hire ⌊a goldsmith⌋k
and he makes him a god;
they bow down,
indeed they bow in worship.
they support it and they set it in its place,
and it stands in position.
It cannot be removed from its place;
even when he cries out to it, it does not answer.
It does not save him from his trouble.
Call to ⌊mind⌋,l you transgressors!
9 Remember the former things from ⌊a long time ago⌋,m
for I am God and there is none besides me,
God and there is none like me,
and from before, things that have not been done,
who says, ‘My plan shall stand,’
the man of hisp plan from a country from afar.
Indeed I have spoken; indeed I will bring it to being.
I have formed it; indeed I will do it.
far from righteousness!
And my salvation will not delay;
and I will putq salvation in Zion,
for Israel my glory.”
Literally “things that are carried”
Literally “their inner self goes”
Literally “one who smelts”
The reading tradition (Qere) has “my”