and all the remnant of the house of Israel
who have been carried from the belly,
who have been carried from the womb,
and even to gray hairs I will carry you.
I have made you, and I will bear you,
yes, I will carry and will rescue you.
and make me equal to, and compare me,
as though we were alike?
and weigh out silver on the scale.
They hire a goldsmith and he makes it into a god.
They fall down; indeed, they worship it.
They set it in its place, and it stands there.
It cannot move from place to place.
Though one may cry out to it,
yet it cannot answer;
it cannot save him out of his trouble.
for I am God, and there is none other;
I am God, and there is none like me,
and declaring from ancient times things that are not yet done,
saying, ‘My counsel will stand,
and I will do all my pleasure,
who are far from righteousness:
it is not far off,
and my salvation will not delay.
And I will place salvation in Zion
for Israel my glory.”