New International Version
Babylon will suddenly fall and be broken. Wail over her! Get balm for her pain; perhaps she can 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Babylon is suddenly fallen and ruined. Howl over her; take balm for her pain, if so 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.
Jeremiah 51:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed - These appear to be the words of some of the spectators of Babylon's misery.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Power of Assyria at Its Zenith; Esarhaddon and Assur-Bani-Pal
The Medes and Cimmerians: Lydia--The conquest of Egypt, of Arabia, and of Elam. As we have already seen, Sennacherib reigned for eight years after his triumph; eight years of tranquillity at home, and of peace with all his neighbours abroad. If we examine the contemporary monuments or the documents of a later period, and attempt to glean from them some details concerning the close of his career, we find that there is a complete absence of any record of national movement on the part of either Elam, …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8
The Last King of Judah
A second angel followed and said, "'Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great,' which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries."
With a mighty voice he shouted: "'Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!' She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.
"When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her.
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.
Look, here comes a man in a chariot with a team of horses. And he gives back the answer: 'Babylon has fallen, has fallen! All the images of its gods lie shattered on the ground!'"
Disaster will come upon you, and you will not know how to conjure it away. A calamity will fall upon you that you cannot ward off with a ransom; a catastrophe you cannot foresee will suddenly come upon you.
"Go up to Gilead and get balm, Virgin Daughter Egypt. But you try many medicines in vain; there is no healing for you.
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