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They could not deliver the burden;
And themselves are gone into captivity.
3Hearken unto Me, O house of Jacob,
And all the remnant of the house of Israel,
That are borne [by Me] from the birth,
That are carried from the womb:
4Even to old age I am the same,
And even to hoar hairs will I carry you;
I have made, and I will bear;
Yea, I will carry, and will deliver.
5To whom will ye liken Me, and make Me equal,
And compare Me, that we may be like?
6Ye that lavish gold out of the bag,
And weigh silver in the balance;
Ye that hire a goldsmith, that he make it a god,
To fall down thereto, yea, to worship.
7He is borne upon the shoulder, he is carried,
And set in his place, and he standeth,
From his place he doth not remove;
Yea, though one cry unto him, he cannot answer,
Nor save him out of his trouble.
8Remember this, and stand fast;
Bring it to mind, O ye transgressors.
9Remember the former things of old:
That I am God, and there is none else;
I am God, and there is none like Me;
10Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done;
Saying: 'My counsel shall stand,
And all My pleasure will I do';
11Calling a bird of prey from the east,
The man of My counsel from a far country;
Yea, I have spoken, I will also bring it to pass,
I have purposed, I will also do it.
12Hearken unto Me, ye stout-hearted,
That are far from righteousness:
13I bring near My righteousness, it shall not be far off,
And My salvation shall not tarry;
And I will place salvation in Zion
For Israel My glory.
47Come down, and sit in the dust,
O virgin daughter of Babylon,
Sit on the ground without a throne,
O daughter of the Chaldeans;
For thou shalt no more be called
Tender and delicate.
2Take the millstones, and grind meal;
Remove thy veil,
Strip off the train, uncover the leg,
Pass through the rivers.
3Thy nakedness shall be uncovered,
Yea, thy shame shall be seen;
I will take vengeance,
And will let no man intercede.
4Our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is His name,
The Holy One of Israel.
5Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness,
O daughter of the Chaldeans;
For thou shalt no more be called
The mistress of kingdoms.
6I was wroth with My people,
I profaned Mine inheritance,
And gave them into thy hand;
Thou didst show them no mercy;
Upon the aged hast thou very heavily
Laid thy yoke.
7And thou saidst: