Babylon's false gods have no power
Nebo lies down low.
The animals become tired and weak as they carry them away.
They have no power to
The gods themselves go as
together with their images.
‘Listen to me, you family of Jacob.
Yes, listen to me, all you Israelites who are still alive.
I have taken care of you since you first became a
I have carried you since you were born.
until your hair becomes grey.
I made you who you are,
and I will supply everything that you need.
I will carry you,
and I will save you.
You cannot say about any god,
that he is the same as me.
They pour out gold coins from their purse.
They pay a worker with special skill to use the silver and the gold
to make a god.
Then they bend down low in front of it,
and they carry it home.
They put it in its place and it stands there.
It cannot move anywhere else.
If someone calls out to it for help,
it does not answer.
It cannot save anyone from their trouble.
Think about it carefully.
I am God. There is nobody else like me.
There is no other God, except me.
Long ago, I spoke about future things that have not yet happened.
I say this: “My purpose will not change.
I will do everything that I want to do.”
He will come down quickly,
He will come from a country that is far away.
He will do for me what I want to do.
Yes, I will surely do what I have decided to do.
I have given the
and I will cause it to happen.
You choose not to do anything that is right.
and I will show you what is right.
This will soon happen!
I will save the people in
I will make Israel great and beautiful.’