The idols of Babylon could not save themselves.
Isaiah 46:1 Bel is bowed downe: Nebo is fallen: their idoles were vpon the beastes, and vpon the cattell: they which did beare you, were laden with a wearie burden. Isaiah 46:2 They are bowed downe, and fallen together: for they coulde not rid them of the burden, and their soule is gone into captiuitie.
God saveth his people to the end.
Isaiah 46:3 Heare ye me, O house of Iaakob, & all that remaine of the house of Israel, which are borne of me from the wombe, and brought vp of me from the birth. Isaiah 46:4 Therefore vnto olde age, I the same, euen I will beare you vntill the hoare heares: I haue made you: I will also beare you, and I will cary you and I will deliuer you.
Idols are not comparable to God for power,
Isaiah 46:5 To whom will ye make me like or make me equall, or copare me, that I should be like him? Isaiah 46:6 They draw gold out of the bagge & weigh siluer in the balance, and hire a goldsmith to make a god of it, and they bowe downe, and worship it. Isaiah 46:7 They beare it vpon the shoulders: they carie him and set him in his place: so doeth he stand, and cannot remoue from his place. Though one crie vnto him, yet can he not answere, nor deliuer him out of his tribulation. Isaiah 46:8 Remember this, and be ashamed: bring it againe to minde, O you transgressers. Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none other God, and there is nothing like me, Isaiah 46:10 Which declare the last thing from the beginning: and from of olde, the things that were not done, saying, My counsell shall stand, and I will doe whatsoeuer I will. Isaiah 46:11 I call a birde from the East, and the man of my counsell from farre: as I haue spoken, so will I bring it to passe: I haue purposed it, and I will doe it.
or present salvation.
Isaiah 46:12 Heare me, ye stubburne hearted, that are farre from iustice. Isaiah 46:13 I bring neere my iustice: it shall not be farre off, and my saluation shall not tarie: for I wil giue saluation in Zion, and my glory vnto Israel.