Isaiah - Chapter 46 | Good News Translation

  • 1. "This is the end for Babylon's gods! Bel and Nebo once were worshiped, but now they are loaded on donkeys, a burden for the backs of tired animals.
  • 2. The idols cannot save themselves; they are captured and carried away. This is the end for Babylon's gods!
  • 3. "Listen to me, descendants of Jacob, all who are left of my people. I have cared for you from the time you were born.
  • 4. I am your God and will take care of you until you are old and your hair is gray. I made you and will care for you; I will give you help and rescue you.
  • 5. "To whom will you compare me?" says the LORD. "Is there anyone else like me?
  • 6. People open their purses and pour out gold; they weigh out silver on the scales. They hire a goldsmith to make a god; then they bow down and worship it.
  • 7. They lift it to their shoulders and carry it; they put it in place, and there it stands, unable to move from where it is. If any pray to it, it cannot answer or save them from disaster.
  • 8. "Remember this, you sinners; consider what I have done.
  • 9. Remember what happened long ago; acknowledge that I alone am God and that there is no one else like me.
  • 10. From the beginning I predicted the outcome; long ago I foretold what would happen. I said that my plans would never fail, that I would do everything I intended to do.
  • 11. I am calling a man to come from the east; he will swoop down like a hawk and accomplish what I have planned. I have spoken, and it will be done.
  • 12. "Listen to me, you stubborn people who think that victory is far away.
  • 13. I am bringing the day of victory near--- it is not far away at all. My triumph will not be delayed. I will save Jerusalem and bring honor to Israel there."