Isaiah 46 GNT
Isaiah 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.

2The 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.

4I 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?

6People 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.

7They 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.

9Remember what happened long ago;

acknowledge that I alone am God

and that there is no one else like me.

10From 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.

11I 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.

13I 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.”




Footnotes:

46.11: a man to come from the east: See 41.2.


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