New Living Translation
They carry it around on their shoulders, and when they set it down, it stays there. It can't even move! And when someone prays to it, there is no answer. It can't rescue anyone from trouble.
King James Bible
They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
Darby Bible Translation
They bear him on the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place; there he standeth, he doth not remove from his place: yea, one crieth unto him, and he answereth not; he saveth him not out of his trouble.
World English Bible
They bear it on the shoulder, they carry it, and set it in its place, and it stands, from its place it shall not move: yes, one may cry to it, yet it can not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
Young's Literal Translation
They lift him up on the shoulder, They carry him, and cause him to rest in his place, And he standeth, from his place he moveth not, Yea, one crieth unto him, and he answereth not, From his adversity he saveth him not.
Isaiah 46:7 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
46:7 Remove - He can stir neither hand nor foot to help his people.
Library"And this is his Commandment," &C.
1 John iii. 23.--"And this is his commandment," &c. There are different tempers of mind among men, some more smooth and pliable, others more refractory and froward. Some may be persuaded by love, who cannot be constrained by fear. With some a request will more prevail than a command. Others again are of a harsher disposition. Love and condescension doth rather embolden them, and therefore they must be restrained with the bridle of authority. It would seem that the Lord hath some regard to this in …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
"Come unto Me, all Ye that Labour, and are Wearied," &C.
Epistle v. To Theoctista, Sister of the Emperor.
The First Commandment
1 Corinthians 12:2
You know that when you were still pagans, you were led astray and swept along in worshiping speechless idols.
1 Samuel 5:3
But when the citizens of Ashdod went to see it the next morning, Dagon had fallen with his face to the ground in front of the Ark of the LORD! So they took Dagon and put him in his place again.
Or if people are too poor for that, they might at least choose wood that won't decay and a skilled craftsman to carve an image that won't fall down!
The carver encourages the goldsmith, and the molder helps at the anvil. "Good," they say. "It's coming along fine." Carefully they join the parts together, then fasten the thing in place so it won't fall over.
Not one of your idols told you this. Not one gave any answer when I asked.
The blacksmith stands at his forge to make a sharp tool, pounding and shaping it with all his might. His work makes him hungry and weak. It makes him thirsty and faint.
"Gather together and come, you fugitives from surrounding nations. What fools they are who carry around their wooden idols and pray to gods that cannot save!
Jump to PreviousBacks Bear Borne Carried Carry Cries Cry Deliver Distress Fixed Gives Help Lift Move Moved Remove Save Shoulder Shoulders Spot Standeth Stands Trouble Unable
Jump to NextBacks Bear Borne Carried Carry Cries Cry Deliver Distress Fixed Gives Help Lift Move Moved Remove Save Shoulder Shoulders Spot Standeth Stands Trouble Unable
LinksIsaiah 46:7 NIV
Isaiah 46:7 NLT
Isaiah 46:7 ESV
Isaiah 46:7 NASB
Isaiah 46:7 KJV
Isaiah 46:7 Bible Apps
Isaiah 46:7 Biblia Paralela
Isaiah 46:7 Chinese Bible
Isaiah 46:7 French Bible
Isaiah 46:7 German Bible
Isaiah 46:7 Commentaries