Jeremiah 51:8
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New International Version
Babylon will suddenly fall and be broken. Wail over her! Get balm for her pain; perhaps she can be healed.

New Living Translation
But suddenly Babylon, too, has fallen. Weep for her. Give her medicine. Perhaps she can yet be healed.

English Standard Version
Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; wail for her! Take balm for her pain; perhaps she may be healed.

New American Standard Bible
Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; Wail over her! Bring balm for her pain; Perhaps she may be healed.

King James Bible
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Suddenly Babylon fell and was shattered. Wail for her; get balm for her wound-- perhaps she can be healed.

International Standard Version
Suddenly, Babylon fell down and was shattered. Wail for her! Bring balm for her wound, perhaps she will be healed.

NET Bible
But suddenly Babylonia will fall and be destroyed. Cry out in mourning over it! Get medicine for her wounds! Perhaps she can be healed!

New Heart English Bible
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Babylon will suddenly fall and be shattered. Cry for it. Bring medicine for its pain. Maybe it can be healed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed, Wail for her; Take balm for her pain, If so be she may be healed.

New American Standard 1977
Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken;
            Wail over her!
            Bring balm for her pain;
            Perhaps she may be healed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed; howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

King James 2000 Bible
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

American King James Version
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

American Standard Version
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Babylon is suddenly fallen, and destroyed: howl for her, take balm for her pain, if so she may be healed.

Darby Bible Translation
Babylon is suddenly fallen and ruined. Howl over her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

English Revised Version
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

Webster's Bible Translation
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, it may be she may be healed.

World English Bible
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

Young's Literal Translation
Suddenly hath Babylon fallen, Yea, it is broken, howl ye for it, Take balm for her pain, if so be it may be healed.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
51:1-58 The particulars of this prophecy are dispersed and interwoven, and the same things left and returned to again. Babylon is abundant in treasures, yet neither her waters nor her wealth shall secure her. Destruction comes when they did not think of it. Wherever we are, in the greatest depths, at the greatest distances, we are to remember the Lord our God; and in the times of the greatest fears and hopes, it is most needful to remember the Lord. The feeling excited by Babylon's fall is the same with the New Testament Babylon, Re 18:9,19. The ruin of all who support idolatry, infidelity, and superstition, is needful for the revival of true godliness; and the threatening prophecies of Scripture yield comfort in this view. The great seat of antichristian tyranny, idolatry, and superstition, the persecutor of true Christians, is as certainly doomed to destruction as ancient Babylon. Then will vast multitudes mourn for sin, and seek the Lord. Then will the lost sheep of the house of Israel be brought back to the fold of the good Shepherd, and stray no more. And the exact fulfilment of these ancient prophecies encourages us to faith in all the promises and prophecies of the sacred Scriptures.
Study Bible
Severe Judgment against Babylon
7Babylon has been a golden cup in the hand of the LORD, Intoxicating all the earth. The nations have drunk of her wine; Therefore the nations are going mad. 8Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; Wail over her! Bring balm for her pain; Perhaps she may be healed. 9We applied healing to Babylon, but she was not healed; Forsake her and let us each go to his own country, For her judgment has reached to heaven And towers up to the very skies.…
Cross References
Revelation 14:8
Then a second angel followed, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, who has made all the Gentiles to drink the wine of the passion of her immorality."

Revelation 18:2
And he cried out in a mighty voice: "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a lair of demons. She is a haunt for every unclean spirit, a hideout for every unclean bird, and a hold for every detestable beast.

Revelation 18:9
Then the kings of the earth who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her will weep and wail at the sight of the smoke rising from the fire that consumes her.

Isaiah 13:6
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 21:9
"Now behold, here comes a troop of riders, horsemen in pairs." And one said, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon; And all the images of her gods are shattered on the ground."

Isaiah 47:11
"But evil will come on you Which you will not know how to charm away; And disaster will fall on you For which you cannot atone; And destruction about which you do not know Will come on you suddenly.

Jeremiah 46:11
Go up to Gilead and obtain balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt! In vain have you multiplied remedies; There is no healing for you.

Jeremiah 50:2
"Declare and proclaim among the nations. Proclaim it and lift up a standard. Do not conceal it but say, 'Babylon has been captured, Bel has been put to shame, Marduk has been shattered; Her images have been put to shame, her idols have been shattered.'
Treasury of Scripture

Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

suddenly

Jeremiah 51:41 How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! …

Jeremiah 50:2 Declare you among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; …

Isaiah 21:9 And, behold, here comes a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. …

Isaiah 47:9 But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the …

Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, …

Revelation 18:2,8 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great …

howl

Jeremiah 48:20,31 Moab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell you …

Isaiah 13:6,7 Howl you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a …

Ezekiel 27:30-32 And shall cause their voice to be heard against you, and shall cry …

Ezekiel 30:2 Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Howl you, Woe …

Daniel 5:24,31 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written…

Revelation 18:9-11 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived …

Revelation 18:17-19 For in one hour so great riches is come to nothing. And every shipmaster, …

take balm

Jeremiah 8:22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then …

Jeremiah 30:12-15 For thus said the LORD, Your bruise is incurable, and your wound is grievous…

Jeremiah 46:11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: …

Nahum 3:19 There is no healing of your bruise; your wound is grievous: all that …

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