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There is No One Like God

46 Bel crouches; Nebo cowers. h

Their idols are consigned to beasts and cattle.

The images you carry are loaded,

as a burden for the weary animal.

The gods cower; they crouch together;

they are not able to rescue the burden,

but they themselves go into captivity. i

“Listen to Me, house of Jacob,

all the remnant of the house of Israel,

who have been sustained from the womb,

carried along since birth.

I will be the same until your old age, j

and I will bear you up when you turn gray.

I have made you, and I will carry you;

I will bear and save you.

5 “Who will you compare Me or make Me equal to?

Who will you measure Me with,

so that we should be like each other? k

Those who pour out their bags of gold

and weigh out silver on scales—

they hire a goldsmith and he makes it into a god.

Then they kneel and bow down to it. l

They lift it to their shoulder and bear it along; m

they set it in its place, and there it stands;

it does not budge from its place. n

They cry out to it but it doesn’t answer;

it saves no one from his trouble.

“Remember this and be brave; o

take it to heart, you transgressors!

Remember what happened long ago, p

for I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and no one is like Me.

10 I declare the end from the beginning,

and from long ago what is not yet done,

saying: My plan will take place,

and I will do all My will. q

11 I call a bird of prey r from the east, s

a man for My purpose from a far country.

Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about. t

I have planned it; I will also do it.

12 Listen to me, you hardhearted,

far removed from justice:

13 I am bringing My justice near; u

it is not far away,

and My salvation will not delay.

I will put salvation in * Zion,

My splendor in Israel.


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The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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