Bible: Isaiah 46:3-11
46:3 “Listen to me, O family of Jacob, 1
all you who are left from the family of Israel, 2
you who have been carried from birth, 3
you who have been supported from the time you left the womb. 4
46:4 Even when you are old, I will take care of you, 5
even when you have gray hair, I will carry you.
I made you and I will support you;
I will carry you and rescue you. 6
46:5 To whom can you compare and liken me?
Tell me whom you think I resemble, so we can be compared!
46:6 Those who empty out gold from a purse
and weigh out silver on the scale 7
hire a metalsmith, who makes it into a god.
They then bow down and worship it.
46:7 They put it on their shoulder and carry it;
they put it in its place and it just stands there;
it does not 8 move from its place.
Even when someone cries out to it, it does not reply;
it does not deliver him from his distress.
46:8 Remember this, so you can be brave! 9
Think about it, you rebels! 10
46:9 Remember what I accomplished in antiquity! 11
Truly I am God, I have no peer; 12
I am God, and there is none like me,
46:10 who announces the end from the beginning
and reveals beforehand 13 what has not yet occurred,
who says, ‘My plan will be realized,
I will accomplish what I desire,’
46:11 who summons an eagle 14 from the east,
from a distant land, one who carries out my plan.
Yes, I have decreed, 15
yes, I will bring it to pass;
I have formulated a plan,
yes, I will carry it out.