The idols of Babylon could not save themselves.
Isaiah 46:1 Neuertheles Bel shal fall, & Nabo shalbe broken: whose ymages are a burthe for the beastes and catell, to ouerlade the, and to make them weery. Isaiah 46:2 They shal syncke downe, and fall together: for they maye not ease them of their burthen, therfore must they go in to captiuyte.
God saveth his people to the end.
Isaiah 46:3 Herken vnto me, o house of Iacob, and all ye that remayne yet of the housholde of Israel: whom I haue borne from youre mothers wombe, and brought you vp from yor byrth, till ye were growen: Isaiah 46:4 I I which shall beare you vnto youre last age: I haue made you, I will also norish you, beare you and saue you.
Idols are not comparable to God for power,
Isaiah 46:5 Whom will ye make me like, in fashion or ymage, that I maye be like him? Isaiah 46:6 Ye fooles (no doute) wil take out syluer and golde out of youre purses, and weye it, and hyre a goldsmyth to make a god of it, that men maye knele downe and worshipe it. Isaiah 46:7 Yet must he be taken on mens shulders and borne, and set in his place, that he maye stonde and not moue. Alas that men shulde crie vnto him, which geueth no answere: and delyuereth not the man that calleth vpon him, from his trouble. Isaiah 46:8 Considre this well, and be ashamed, Go in to youre owne selues (O ye runnagates). Isaiah 46:9 Remembre the thinges which are past, sence the begynnynge of the worlde: that I am God, and that there is els no God, yee and yt there is nothinge like vnto me. Isaiah 46:10 In the begynnynge of a thinge, I shewe the ende therof: and I tel before, thinges that are not yet come to passe. With one worde is my deuyce accomplished, & fulfilleth all my pleasure. Isaiah 46:11 I call a byrde out of the east, and all that I take in honde, out of farre countrees. As soone as I commaunde, I bringe it hither: as soone as I thinke to deuyse a thinge, I do it.
or present salvation.
Isaiah 46:12 Heare me, o ye that are of an hie stomack, but farre from rightuousnesse. Isaiah 46:13 I shal bringe forth my rightuousnesse, It is not farre, and my health shal not tarie longe awaye. I wil laye health in Sio, and geue Israel my glory.