1 Bel is crouching, Nebo cowering, their idols are being put on animals, on beasts of burden, the loads you have been carrying are a burden to a weary beast.
Isa 21:9 Jer 50:2 Jer 51:44 1Sam 5:3 Exod 12:12 Isa 2:20 Isa 41:6-7
2 They are cowering and crouching together, no one can save this burden, they themselves have gone into captivity.
2Sam 5:21 Jer 48:7 Judg 18:17-18 Jer 43:12-13 Judg 18:24 Hos 10:5-6 Isa 36:18-19
3 Listen to me, House of Jacob, all who remain of the House of Israel, whom I have carried since the womb, whom I have supported since you were conceived.
Deut 1:31 Isa 10:22 Ps 71:6 Ezek 16:6-16 Isa 1:9 Ps 22:9-10 Exod 19:4
4 Until your old age I shall be the same, until your hair is grey I shall carry you. As I have done, so I shall support you, I myself shall carry and shall save you.
Ps 71:18 Heb 13:8 Ps 48:14 Ps 92:14 Isa 41:4 Isa 43:13 Jas 1:17
5 With whom can you compare me, equate me, to whom can you liken me, making equals of us?
Isa 40:18 Isa 40:25 Col 1:15 Exod 15:11 Heb 1:3 Jer 10:6-7 Jer 10:16
6 They lavish gold from their purses and weigh out silver on the scales. They engage a goldsmith to make a god, then bow low and actually adore!
1Kgs 12:28 Acts 17:29 Dan 3:5-15 Exod 32:2-4 Hab 2:18-20 Hos 8:4-6 Isa 2:8
7 They lift it on their shoulders and carry it, and put it down where it is meant to stand, so that it never moves from the spot. You may cry out to it in distress, it never replies, it never saves anyone in trouble.
Isa 45:20 Jer 10:5 1Kgs 18:26 1Kgs 18:40 1Sam 5:3 Dan 3:1 Isa 37:38
8 Remember this and stand firm; rebels, look into your hearts.
1Cor 14:20 Deut 32:29 Ezek 18:28 Hag 1:5 Hag 1:7 Isa 44:18-21 Isa 47:7
9 Remember the things that happened long ago, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
Dan 9:6-15 Deut 32:7 Deut 33:26 Isa 42:9 Isa 65:17 Ps 78:1-72 Ps 111:4
10 From the beginning I revealed the future, in advance, what has not yet occurred. I say: My purpose will come about, I shall do whatever I please;
Prov 19:21 Ps 33:11 Prov 21:30 Isa 45:21 Isa 43:13 Isa 44:7 Acts 5:39
11 I call a bird of prey from the east, my man predestined, from a distant land. What I have said, I shall do, what I have planned, I shall perform.
Num 23:19 Isa 41:2 Ps 119:24 Acts 5:39 Eph 1:11 Eph 3:11 Isa 14:24-27
12 Listen to me, you hard-hearted people far removed from saving justice:
Isa 46:3 Jer 2:5 Ps 119:150 Eph 2:13 Isa 48:4 Ps 76:5 Prov 1:22-23
13 I am bringing my justice nearer, it is not far away, my salvation will not delay. I shall place my salvation in Zion and my glory in Israel.
Isa 61:3 Isa 12:2 Isa 44:23 Isa 51:5 Isa 62:11 1Pet 2:6 2Thess 1:10