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 into captivity.
The idols of Babylon, Bel and Nebo, were carted away by the Persians. As the animals that carried the load plodded on, the idols toppled over. The gods they represented could not save themselves, let alone the people, instead they were carried off into captivity.