Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and
upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast.
They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone
Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which
are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb: And even to
your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you:
I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.
God mocks the idols bobbing on the backs of beasts that then appear to be bowing in worship rather than receiving
it. This verse is linked to Jeremiah with a Spoke 2 KeyLink (cf. Inner Wheel >
The Idols Stoop!) where God speaks against
both idols and graven images.
The Hebrew word translated as "idols" in the verse above is
(Etsab). Its value is 162 which coincides exactly with the number of letters in the Second Commandment
though it differs from the word used in that commandment, which is:
This coincides with the root that occurs twice in the passage above - once in God's mockery of the
idolaters - translated as "heavy loaden", and once again in His promise to carry us all the days of our lives:
If only we would
take Him at His Word! What a wonder it is to be carried along forever in the everlasting arms
of an everloving God.
There's a lot more to do with this Number than idols. Note the identity relating to the Rod. This links up
with the whole theme of the Will that is based on the Number 17.
|The Number 170|
Graven image [Ex 20.4]
Burden, Borne [S# 6006]
Lifted, Displayed [S# 5264]
Before me [Gen 17.1]
Rod [Jer 1.11]
Scales [S# 6425]
God knows [Gen 3.5]
Cloud [S# 6051]
Deliver, Escape [S# 5337]
Pervert, Distort [S# 5557]
Withered, Hewn Down [S# 7060]
Factors: 10 x 17