Bel boweth downe, Nebo stoupeth, their idoles were vpon the beasts, and vpon the cattell: your carriages were heauie loaden, they are a burden to the wearie beast.
They stoupe, they bow downe together, they could not deliuer the burden, but themselues are gone into captiuitie.
Hearken vnto me, O house of Iacob, and al the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me, from the belly, which are caried from the wombe.
And euen to your old age I am he, and euen to hoare haires will I cary you: I haue made, and I will beare, euen I wil cary and wil deliuer you.
To whom wil ye liken me, and make me equall, and compare me, that we may be like?
They lauish gold out of the bagge, and weigh siluer in the balance, and hire a goldsmith, and hee maketh it a god: they fall downe, yea they worship.
They beare him vpon the shoulder, they cary him and set him in his place, and hee standeth;
from his place shall he not remooue: yea one shall cry vnto him, yet can he not answere, nor saue him out of his trouble.
Remember this, and shew your selues men: bring it againe to minde, O ye transgressours.
Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is none else, I am God, and there is none like me,
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsell shall stand, and I wil doe all my pleasure:
Calling a rauenous bird from the East, the man that executeth my counsell from a farre countrey;
yea I haue spoken it, I will also bring it to passe, I haue purposed it, I will also doe it.
Hearken vnto me, ye stout hearted, that are farre from righteousnesse.
I bring neere my righteousnesse: it shall not bee farre off, and my saluation shall not tarie;
and I wil place saluation in Zion for Israel my glorie.