New Defender's Study Bible Notes
46:1 Bel boweth down. Even the Babylonian idols Bel and Nebo were themselves eventually to be carried into captivity by the invading armies of Cyrus.
46:9 Remember the former things. In a world of change, each generation thinks itself superior, forgetting the lessons of past history. The fact is that, although technology may change, God does not change, and neither does human nature. We can never understand the present or the future without first believing and understanding God’s record of creation and world history.
46:10 the end from the beginning. Only God can correctly predict the future, for He controls it. The Bible is unique among all other books, as a book of fulfilled prophecies.
46:11 ravenous bird from the east. This is most likely another prophecy of the future conqueror from the east, the Persian emperor Cyrus.