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Isaiah 46 - NIV

Gods of Babylon


Bel bows down, Nebo stoops low;
their idols are borne by beasts of burden.[a]
The images that are carried about are burdensome,
a burden for the weary.

2 They stoop and bow down together;
unable to rescue the burden,
they themselves go off into captivity.


“Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob,
all the remnant of the people of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since your birth,
and have carried since you were born.

4 Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.


“With whom will you compare me or count me equal?
To whom will you liken me that we may be compared?

6 Some pour out gold from their bags
and weigh out silver on the scales;
they hire a goldsmith to make it into a god,
and they bow down and worship it.

7 They lift it to their shoulders and carry it;
they set it up in its place, and there it stands.
From that spot it cannot move.
Even though someone cries out to it, it cannot answer;
it cannot save them from their troubles.


“Remember this, keep it in mind,
take it to heart, you rebels.

9 Remember the former things, those of long ago;
I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me.

10 I make known the end from the beginning,
from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say, ‘My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.’

11 From the east I summon a bird of prey;
from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.
What I have said, that I will bring about;
what I have planned, that I will do.

12 Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted,
you who are now far from my righteousness.

13 I am bringing my righteousness near,
it is not far away;
and my salvation will not be delayed.
I will grant salvation to Zion,
my splendor to Israel.


a. Isaiah 46:1 Or are but beasts and cattle

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Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Jul, 2016
Summary: It’s important that we are all on the same calendar so our schedules, planning, agendas will match. If God has a calendar, and I think He does, where is present placement on God’s calendar of events.
Scripture: Isaiah 46:9-10
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Views: 289
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Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 46-47
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 46:1-47:15
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Martin Holland avatar
Understanding The Sovereignty Of God
Shared by: Martin Holland on Jul, 2015
Summary: One of the most misunderstood doctrines in the Bible is the sovereignty of God. Though God can not be completely explained the Bible does help us to understand some things.
Scripture: Isaiah 46:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 523
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Shared by: John Romeo Verastigue Etis on Dec, 2014
Summary: Discovering the whole will of God to humanity.
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Shared by: Tesh Njokanma on Jul, 2014
Summary: Let the everlasting arms of God comfort and lift you higher.
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Scripture: Isaiah 46:3
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Views: 3,517
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Shared by: Dale Pilgrim on Mar, 2014
Summary: PART ONE of THREE This three part sermon series was presented at a men's camp. It also comes with a Bible study based on the series.
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Shared by: Dale Pilgrim on Mar, 2014
Summary: This Bible study was written for men's small groups to compliment the BATTLE ROYAL: WHEN WORLD'S COLLIDE Men's sermon series.
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Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2014
Summary: Will we remain faithful to the one and only true and living God? Will we trust him alone for security, for salvation? Or will we look to other gods, false gods who offer much but deliver nothing?
Scripture: Isaiah 46:1-13
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 653
Davon Huss avatar
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Shared by: Davon Huss on Mar, 2013
Summary: A sermon loosely based on Isaiah 46 which dwells on God's immutability (Much material adapted from Dr. Jack Cottrell's book, God Most High, chapter 25 "The Immutability of God")
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 46:1-13
Views: 500
Thomas Swope avatar
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Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jan, 2013
Summary: A study of the book of Isaiah chapter 46 verses 1 through 13
Series: Isaiah
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 46:1-13
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Views: 1,495
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Shared by: Herbert Armstrong Bosantog on Nov, 2012
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 46:10
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Views: 2,304
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2012
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Scripture: Isaiah 46:4
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Views: 2,712
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364 Tomorrows - New Years 2012
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Jul, 2012
Summary: God takes each of our lives and with the worst of our days He still crafts a wonderful and beautiful masterpiece out of our lives. All we need do is trust the Master’s Hand as He brings us each new tomorrow.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 46:10
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,111
Patrick Nix avatar
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Shared by: Patrick Nix on Jan, 2012
Summary: This life is not about me; it's all about Him! God wants the glory and will receive the glory. He is a jealous God and will not share that glory with anyone or anything else. This kicks against me slightly - because I feel that desire for glory too, yet
Series: God Unboxed
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Scripture: Isaiah 46:9-10
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Views: 1,624
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Mar, 2011
Summary: Three things happen with a relationship with Jesus: 1. Your sins become forgiven. 2. You are given a purpose for living. 3. You have a home waiting for you in heaven.
based on 38 ratings
Denomination: Independent Bible
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Shared by: ken crow on Nov, 2009
Summary: We need to be all God intended us to be.
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 46:26-31
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 7,911
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Shared by: Scott Coltrain on Mar, 2009
Summary: Scriptural answers to basic questions about God.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 46:5-9
Views: 3,834
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Shared by: Joseph Smith on Feb, 2009
Summary: We remember what matters to us. God asks us to remember what He has done for us, but our attachment to money competes with that memory. We need to remember what God has done among us and that His mission is for all to experience it. That will loosen ou
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Scripture: Isaiah 46:3-11
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Views: 2,579
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Shared by: Joe Mack Cherry on Sep, 2007
Summary: Many things can become idols. We must always guard against putting people or things before Christ.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 46:1-10
Views: 1,551
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Shared by: Steve Holmes on Jun, 2006
Summary: Defending the trustworthy character of the Bible
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Scripture: Isaiah 46:9-10
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Views: 1,255
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Shared by: Mickey Bell on Jun, 2006
Summary: People try to compare theirs god to our Almight God when there is no comparison.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 46:5-9
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Views: 5,430
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Shared by: Val Black on Jan, 2004
Summary: In the Old Testament the Ashes of the Red Heifer was mixed with water and then used as water of purification. What does that have to do with us today?
based on 71 ratings
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 7,934
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Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Sep, 2003
Summary: The Immutability of God Explains Why We Can Depend Upon God, and Why God is Worthy of Our Worship and our Submission
Series: Awesome God
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Denomination: Independent/Bible
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Shared by: Troy Borst on Sep, 2003
Summary: Funeral for an old person
based on 271 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 46:4
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Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jul, 2003
Summary: God is truly Sovereign and does just as He pleases. In this sermon, we will contemplate the reality that God does not need us and that His plans are never thwarted.
Series: Awesome God
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Shared by: Joseph Smith on May, 2003
Summary: Nostalgia is a fatal disease, because the burdens of the past are idolatrous and wearisome, and will bring us down with them. But remember who God is and what His purpose is.
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