1 aBel has bowed down, Nebo stoops over;
Their images are consigned to the beasts and the cattle.
The things 1that you carry are burdensome,
A load for the weary beast.
They could not rescue the burden,
3 “aListen to Me, O house of Jacob,
And all bthe remnant of the house of Israel,
And have been carried from the womb;
I have 3done it, and I will carry you;
And I will bear you and I will deliver you.
5 “aTo whom would you liken Me
And make Me equal and compare Me,
That we would be alike?
6 “Those who alavish gold from the purse
And weigh silver on the scale
Hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god;
They bbow down, indeed they worship it.
7 “They alift it upon the shoulder and carry it;
They set it in its place and it stands there.
bIt does not move from its place.
Though one may cry to it, it ccannot answer;
It dcannot deliver him from his distress.
9 “Remember the aformer things long past,
For I am God, and there is bno other;
I am God, and there is cno one like Me,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, ‘aMy purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;
The man of 1My purpose from a far country.
Truly I have cspoken; truly I will bring it to pass.
I have planned it, surely I will do it.
Who are cfar from righteousness.
13 “I abring near My righteousness, it is not far off;
And My salvation will not delay.
And I will grant bsalvation in Zion,
And My cglory for Israel.
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