As typified by Cyrus to release Jehovah's captives of the beloved Israel from Babylon
46:1 — 48:22
has bowed down; 2Nebo
Their idols are on beasts and cattle;
The things which you carry are a 3burden
A load for a weary beast.
They stoop and have bowed down together;
They are not able to escape the burden;
But they themselves have gone into acaptivity
Listen to Me, O house of Jacob,
And all the aremnant
of the house of Israel,
You who have been bborne
Who have been carried from the womb,
Even unto old age, aI
Even unto your gray-haired years, I will bear you.
I have made and I will carry,
And I will bear and deliver.
whom will you liken Me,
And with whom will you make Me equal
And compare Me, that we should be considered alike?
Those who lavish agold
from the purse
And weigh silver in scales
And hire a goldsmith, and he makes a god —
They bow down and even worship it;
They lift it up on their shoulder; they carry it
And set it in its place and stand it up.
It will not move from its place;
Someone even cries out to it, and it does not answer,
Nor save him from his distress.
Remember this and stand fast;
Put this in your heart, O transgressors.
Remember the former things of old,
That I am God and there is no one else;
I am God and there is no one like Me,
Who declares the end from the beginning
And things which have not been done from ancient times,
Saying, My acounsel
And all My desire I will accomplish;
Who calls for a 1bird
of prey from the aeast
And from a distant land a man to be My counselor.
Indeed, I have spoken; surely I will bring it to pass.
I have purposed; surely I will do it.
Listen to Me, O hardhearted ones,
Who are far from righteousness.
I will bring My righteousness anear
— it is not far off;
And My salvation will not delay;
And I will give salvation in Zion,
And to Israel My glory.