SEV Biblia, Chapter 46:7 Se lo echan sobre los hombros, lo llevan, y lo sientan en su lugar. Allí se estŠ, y no se mueve de su lugar; le dan voces, y tampoco responde, ni libra de la tribulaciůn.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Isaiah 46:7 Verse 7. They bear him upon the shoulder-and set him in his place] This is the way in which the Hindoos carry their gods; and indeed so exact a picture is this of the idolatrous procession of this people, that the prophet might almost be supposed to have been sitting among the Hindoos when he delivered this prophecy. - WARD'S CUSTOMS.
Pindar has treated with a just and very elegant ridicule the work of the statuary even in comparison with his own poetry, from this circumstance of its being fixed to a certain station. "The friends of Pytheas, "says the Scholiast, "came to the poet, desiring him to write an ode on his victory.
Pindar demanded three drachms, (minae, I suppose it should be,) for the ode. No, say they, we can have a brazen statue for that money, which will be better than a poem. However, changing their minds afterwards, they came and offered him what he had demanded. " This gave him the hint of the following ingenious esordium of his ode:- ouk andriantopoiov eim∆ ∆wst∆ elinussonta m∆ ergaze— sqai agalmat∆ ep∆ autav baqmidov ∆estaoq∆. all∆ epi pasav ∆okadov en t∆ akatw glukei∆ aoida steic∆ ap∆ auginav diaggel— lois∆ oti lampwnov uiov puqeav eurusqenhv nikh nemeioiv pagkratiou stefanon. Nem. v.
Thus elegantly translated by Mr. Francis in a note to Hor. Carm. iv. 2. 19.
"It is not mine with forming hand To bid a lifeless image stand For ever on its base: But fly, my verses, and proclaim To distant realms, with deathless fame, That Pytheas conquered in the rapid race." Jeremiah, chap. x. 3-5, seems to be indebted to Isaiah for most of the following passage:- "The practices of the people are altogether vanity: For they cut down a tree from the forest; The work of the artificer's hand with the axe; With silver and with gold it is adorned; With nails and with hammers it is fastened, that it may not totter.
Like the palm-tree they stand stiff, and cannot speak; They are carried about, for they cannot go: Fear them not, for they cannot do harm; Neither is it in them to do good."
Matthew Henry Commentary
The idols could not save themselves, but God saves his people. (Is 46:1-4) The folly of worshipping idols. (Is. 46:5-13)
Is. 46:1-4 The heathen insulted the Jews, as if their idols Bel an Nebo were too hard for Jehovah. But their worshippers cannot help them both the idols and the idolaters are gone into captivity. Let not God' people be afraid of either. Those things from which ungodly men expec safety and happiness, will be found unable to save them from death an hell. The true God will never fail his worshippers. The history of the life of every believer is a kind of abstract of the history of Israel Our spiritual life is upheld by his grace, as constantly as our natura life by his providence. And God will never leave them. The Author wil be the Finisher of their well-being, when, by decays, they need help a much as in infancy. This promise to Israel, enfeebled and grown old a a nation, is applicable to every aged follower of Christ. When compassed about with infirmities, and perhaps those around begin to grow weary of you, yet I am He that I have promised to be, He that yo would have me to be. I will bear you up; carry you on in your way, an carry you home at last. If we learn to trust in and love him, we nee not be anxious about our remaining days or years; he will still provid for us and watch over us, both as the creatures of his power, and a new-created by his Spirit.
Is. 46:5-13 Here the folly of those who made idols, and then prayed to them, is exposed. How does the profuseness of idolaters shame the niggardliness of many who call themselves God's servants, but are for religion which costs them nothing! The service of sin always costs great deal. God puts it to them what senseless, helpless things idol are. Let, then, the Jews show themselves men, avoiding suc abominations. Many Scripture prophecies, delivered long ago, are no yet fulfilled; but the fulfilling of some is an earnest that the res will come to pass. Nothing can help more to make us easy, than to be assured that God will do all his pleasure. Even those who know not an mind not God's revealed will, are called and used to fulfil the counsels of his secret will. Heaven and earth shall pass away, soone than one tittle of the word of God. Obstinate sinners are addressed Such were far from acceptance, but they were summoned to hearken to the word of the Lord. The salvation of a sinner begins with a humble an contrite heart, that trembles at God's word, with godly sorrow workin true repentance, and faith in his mercy, through the obedience unt death of our Divine Surety. Christ, as the Divine righteousness an salvation to his people, would come in the appointed time. Hi salvation abides in his church for all believers __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ישׂאהו 5375 על 5921 כתף 3802 יסבלהו 5445 ויניחהו 3240 תחתיו 8478 ויעמד 5975 ממקומו 4725 לא 3808 ימישׁ 4185 אף 637 יצעק 6817 אליו 413 ולא 3808 יענה 6030 מצרתו 6869 לא 3808 יושׁיענו׃ 3467