The Idols are Fallen
Bel fell, Dagon was broken. [2
Their carved images
] for the
wild beasts; and cattle lift them being bound for a load, tiring, fainting,
and hungering, not being able together; the ones who are not able to be delivered from war; but they themselves [2
as captives 1
are led away].
Hear me, O house of Jacob, and all the rest of Israel! O ones being lifted from the
belly, and being corrected from childhood
until old age; I am, and until whenever you should become aged, I am. I endure you. I made, and I shall spare. I shall take up and I shall deliver you.
To whom do you liken me? Behold cunningly contrive, O misleading ones!
And the ones uniting in gold from a money bag, and silver in a yoke balance scale
shall establish by weight; and ones hiring a goldsmith made handmade idols
, and bowing they do obeisance to it.
They lift it upon the shoulder, and they go. And if they put it upon its place, it remains. In no way shall it move, and who ever should yell to it, in no way shall it listen; [4
in no way 2
shall it deliver 3
God's Counsel Will Stand
Remember these things
and moan! Change your mind, O ones being misled! Turn in heart!
Remember the things
prior from the eon! For I am God, and there is no other besides me;
announcing formerly the last things
before their taking place, and are completed. And I said, All my counsel will stand, and all as much as I have planned I will do;
winged creature], and from a land at a distance, for the things
which I have planned. And indeed I spoke, and indeed I led. I created and I did. I led him, and I prospered his way.
Hear me, O ones destroying the heart! O ones far from righteousness.
I brought near my righteousness, in no way is it
at a distance, and the deliverance the one by me, I will not be slow about; I have appointed in Zion deliverance to Israel for glory.