New Living Translation
Is there no medicine in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why is there no healing for the wounds of my people?
King James Bible
Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
Darby Bible Translation
Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no physician there? Why then is there no dressing applied for the healing of the daughter of my people?
World English Bible
Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no physician there? why then isn't the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
Young's Literal Translation
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? For wherefore hath not the health of the daughter of my people gone up?
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"I will heal their backsliding; I will love them freely: for Mine anger is turned away."--Hosea xiv. 4. There are two kinds of backsliders. Some have never been converted: they have gone through the form of joining a Christian community and claim to be backsliders; but they never have, if I may use the expression, "slid forward." They may talk of backsliding; but they have never really been born again. They need to be treated differently from real back-sliders--those who have been born of the incorruptible …
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When Jesus heard this, he said, "Healthy people don't need a doctor--sick people do."
Then, just as they were sitting down to eat, they looked up and saw a caravan of camels in the distance coming toward them. It was a group of Ishmaelite traders taking a load of gum, balm, and aromatic resin from Gilead down to Egypt.
So their father, Jacob, finally said to them, "If it can't be avoided, then at least do this. Pack your bags with the best products of this land. Take them down to the man as gifts--balm, honey, gum, aromatic resin, pistachio nuts, and almonds.
You are battered from head to foot--covered with bruises, welts, and infected wounds--without any soothing ointments or bandages.
If only my head were a pool of water and my eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep day and night for all my people who have been slaughtered.
LORD, have you completely rejected Judah? Do you really hate Jerusalem? Why have you wounded us past all hope of healing? We hoped for peace, but no peace came. We hoped for a time of healing, but found only terror.
There is no one to help you or to bind up your injury. No medicine can heal you.
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