The idols of Babylon could not save themselves.
Isaiah 46:1 Bel, hath crouched, Nebo, is cowering, Their images, are, [delivered up] to beast, and to cattle,The things ye carried about, are become a load, A burden, to the weary! Isaiah 46:2 They have cowered, they have crouched, at once, And they cannot rescue the burden,But, their own soul, into captivity, hath departed.
God saveth his people to the end.
Isaiah 46:3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, Even all the remnant of the house of Israel,Who have been borne from birth, Who have been carried from nativity: Isaiah 46:4 Even, unto old age, I, am, the same, And, unto grey hairs, I, will bear the burden,I, have made, and, I, will carry, Yea, I, will bear the burden and will deliver.
Idols are not comparable to God for power,
Isaiah 46:5 To whom, can ye liken me, or make me equal? Or compare me, and we be like? Isaiah 46:6 They who pour gold out of a purse, And who weigh silver, in a balance,[Who] hire a goldsmith, that he may make it into a GOD, They adore, yea they bow down; Isaiah 46:7 They carry him about on the shoulder, They bear the burden of himand set him in his place, that he may stand,Out of his place, will he not move,Though one even make outcry unto him, he will not answer, Out of one's trouble, he will not save him. Isaiah 46:8 Remember ye this, and shew yourselves men,Bring it back, ye transgressors, to your minds; Isaiah 46:9 Remember ye the things named in advance, from age-past times,For, I, am, The Mighty One, and there is, none else, The Adorable, and there is none, like me! Isaiah 46:10 Declaring, from the beginning, the latter end, And, from olden time, that which had never been done,Saying, My purpose shall stand, and, All my pleasure, will I perform; Isaiah 46:11 Calling, From the East, a Bird of Prey, From a far country, the Man I intended,Yea I have spoken, I will also bring it to pass, I have planned, I will also do it.
or present salvation.
Isaiah 46:12 Hearken unto me, Ye valiant of heart,Who are far away from righteousness: Isaiah 46:13 I have brought near my righteousness, It shall not be far away, And, my deliverance, shall not linger,But I will give, In Zion, deliverance, To Israel, my glory.