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Idols Have No Power (46:1–7)
46 1Bel bows down;
their false gods are carried by beasts of burden;
They cannot deliver the burden,
3Hearken to Me, O house of Jacob,
who were carried by Me from the belly,
4and even to your old age, I am He;
I have made, and I will bear;
5To whom will you liken Me and consider Me equal,
6Those who pour gold from a bag
hire a goldsmith,
they bow down,
7They lift it upon the shoulder;
They set it in its place,
If [they] cry to it,
The Lord Will Accomplish All His Purposes (46:8–13)
8Remember this and stand firm;
for I am God, and there is no other God,
10Declaring the end from the beginning,
Saying, “My counsel will stand,
11Calling a bird of prey from the east,
Indeed, I have spoken, I will bring it to pass:
12Listen to Me, you stubborn of heart,
13I bring My righteousness near;
And My salvation will not delay.
 The Hebrew verb ‘ms, translated here “borne,” sometimes refers to a beast of burden laden with a heavy load.
 From JST.
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