There Is No One Like God
Idols depicting them are consigned to beasts and cattle.
The images you carry are loaded,
as a burden for the weary animal.
2The gods cower; they crouch together;
they are not able to rescue the burden,
3“Listen to me, house of Jacob,
all the remnant of the house of Israel,
who have been sustained from the womb,
carried along since birth.
and I will bear you up when you turn gray.
I have made you, and I will carry you;
I will bear and rescue you.
5“To whom will you compare me or make me equal?
Who will you measure me with,
6Those who pour out their bags of gold
and weigh out silver on scales —
they hire a goldsmith and he makes it into a god.
they set it in its place, and there it stands;
They cry out to it but it doesn’t answer;
it saves no one from his trouble.
8“Remember this and be brave;46:8 Hb obscure
take it to heart, you transgressors!
for I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and no one is like me.
10I declare the end from the beginning,
and from long ago what is not yet done,
saying: my plan will take place,
a man for my purpose from a far country.
I have planned it; I will also do it.
12Listen to me, you hardhearted,
far removed from justice:
it is not far away,
and my salvation will not delay.
I will put salvation in Zion,
my splendor in Israel.
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