46 aBel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth,
Their bidols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle:
Your cocarriages were heavy loaden;
They are a burden to the dweary beast.
2 They stoop, they bow down together;
They could not deliver the burden,
eBut †themselves are gone into captivity.
3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob,
And fall the remnant of the house of Israel,
Which are borne by me gfrom the belly,
hWhich are carried gfrom the womb:
4 And even to your iold age kI am he;
And even ito hoar hairs will I carry you:
I have made, and I will hbear;
Even I will carry, and will deliver you.
5 lTo whom will ye liken me, and make me equal,
And compare me, that we may be like?
6 mThey lavish gold out of the bag,
And weigh silver in the balance,
And hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god:
nThey fall down, yea, they worship.
7 oThey bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him,
And pset him in his place, and he standeth;
From his place shall he not remove:
Yea, one shall cry unto him, qyet can he not answer,
Nor save him out of his trouble.
8 Remember this, and rshew yourselves men:
sBring it again to mind, O ye ttransgressors.
9 uRemember the former things of old:
vFor I am God, and there is none else;
I am God, and there is none like me,
10 wDeclaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times the things that are not yet done,
Saying, xMy counsel shall stand,
And I will do yall my pleasure:
11 Calling za ravenous bird afrom the east,
†The man ythat executeth my counsel from a far country:
Yea, bI have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass;
I have purposed it, I will also do it.
12 Hearken unto me, cye stouthearted,
That are far from righteousness:
13 dI bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off,
And my salvation eshall not tarry:
And I will place fsalvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
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