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.

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
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Clarke'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

suddenly

Jeremiah 51:41 How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!

Jeremiah 50:2 Declare you among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken...

Isaiah 21:9 And, behold, here comes a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen...

Isaiah 47:9 But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood...

Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city...

Revelation 18:2,8 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils...

howl

Jeremiah 48:20,31 Moab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell you it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled...

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

Ezekiel 27:30-32 And shall cause their voice to be heard against you, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust on their heads...

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

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 deliciously with her, shall mourn her, and lament for her...

Revelation 18:17-19 For in one hour so great riches is come to nothing. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors...

take balm

Jeremiah 8:22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

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: in vain shall you use many medicines; for you shall not be cured.

Nahum 3:19 There is no healing of your bruise; your wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of you shall clap the hands over you...

Library
The 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
Zedekiah at the beginning of his reign was trusted fully by the king of Babylon and had as a tried counselor the prophet Jeremiah. By pursuing an honorable course toward the Babylonians and by paying heed to the messages from the Lord through Jeremiah, he could have kept the respect of many in high authority and have had opportunity to communicate to them a knowledge of the true God. Thus the captive exiles already in Babylon would have been placed on vantage ground and granted many liberties; the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Revelation 14:8
A second angel followed and said, "'Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great,' which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries."

Revelation 18:2
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.

Revelation 18:9
"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.

Isaiah 13:6
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 21:9
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!'"

Isaiah 47:11
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.

Jeremiah 46:11
"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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