Jeremiah 51:8
Good News Translation
Babylonia has suddenly fallen and is destroyed! Mourn over it! Get medicine for its wounds, and maybe it can be healed.

Contemporary English Version
But suddenly, Babylon will fall and be destroyed. I, the LORD, told the foreigners who lived there, "Weep for the city! Get medicine for its wounds; maybe they will heal."

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

New American Bible
Babylon suddenly falls and is broken: wail over her! Bring balm for her wounds, in case she can be healed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

suddenly

Jeremiah 51:41 How is Sesach taken, and the renowned one of all the earth surprised? How is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations?

Jeremiah 50:2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish it, lift up a standard: proclaim, and conceal it not: say: Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is overthrown, their graven things are confounded, their idols are overthrown.

Isaiah 21:9 Behold this man cometh, the rider upon the chariot with two horsemen, and he answered, and said: Babylon is fallen, she is fallen, and all the graven gods thereof are broken unto the ground.

Isaiah 47:9 These two things shall come upon thee suddenly in one day, barrenness and widowhood. All things are come upon thee, because of the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great hardness of thy enchanters.

Revelation 14:8 And another angel followed, saying: That great Babylon is fallen, is fallen; which made all nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

Revelation 18:2,8 And he cried out with a strong voice, saying: Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen: and is become the habitation of devils and the hold of every unclean spirit and the hold of every unclean and hateful bird: . . .

howl

Jeremiah 48:20,31 Moab is confounded, because he is overthrown: howl ye, and cry, tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is wasted. . . .

Isaiah 13:6,7 Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is near: it shall come as a destruction from the Lord. . . .

Ezekiel 27:30-32 And they shall mourn over thee with a loud voice and shall cry bitterly: and they shall cast up dust upon their heads and shall be sprinkled with ashes. . . .

Ezekiel 30:2 Son of man prophesy, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: Howl ye, Woe, woe to the day:

Daniel 5:24,31 Wherefore, he hath sent the part of the hand which hath written this that is set down. . . .

Revelation 18:9-11 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived in delicacies with her, shall weep and bewail themselves over her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning: . . .

Revelation 18:17-19 For in one hour are so great riches come to nought. And every shipmaster and all that sail into the lake, and mariners, and as many as work in the sea, stood afar off, . . .

take balm

Jeremiah 8:22 Is there no balm in Galaad? or is there no physician there? Why then is not the wound of the daughter of my people closed?

Jeremiah 30:12-15 For thus saith the Lord: Thy bruise is incurable, thy wound is very grievous. . . .

Jeremiah 46:11 Go up into Galaad, and take balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt: in vain dost thou multiply medicines, there shall be no cure for thee.

Nahum 3:19 Thy destruction is not hidden, thy wound is grievous: all that have heard the fame of thee, have clapped their hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?

Context
The Judgment on Babylon
7Babylon hath been a golden cup in the hand of the Lord, that made all the earth drunk: the nations have drunk of her wine, and therefore they have staggered. 8Babylon is suddenly fallen, and destroyed: howl for her, take balm for her pain, if so she may be healed.9We would have cured Babylon, but she is not healed: let us forsake her, and let us go every man to his own land: because her judgment hath reached even to the heavens, and is lifted up to the clouds.…
Cross References
Revelation 14:8
And another angel followed, saying: That great Babylon is fallen, is fallen; which made all nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

Revelation 18:2
And he cried out with a strong voice, saying: Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen: and is become the habitation of devils and the hold of every unclean spirit and the hold of every unclean and hateful bird:

Revelation 18:9
And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived in delicacies with her, shall weep and bewail themselves over her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning:

Isaiah 13:6
Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is near: it shall come as a destruction from the Lord.

Isaiah 21:9
Behold this man cometh, the rider upon the chariot with two horsemen, and he answered, and said: Babylon is fallen, she is fallen, and all the graven gods thereof are broken unto the ground.

Isaiah 47:11
Evil shall come upon thee, and thou shalt not know the rising thereof: and calamity shall fall violently upon thee, which thou canst not keep off: misery shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

Jeremiah 46:11
Go up into Galaad, and take balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt: in vain dost thou multiply medicines, there shall be no cure for thee.

Jeremiah 50:2
Declare ye among the nations, and publish it, lift up a standard: proclaim, and conceal it not: say: Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is overthrown, their graven things are confounded, their idols are overthrown.

Additional Translations
Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been shattered. Wail for her; get her balm for her pain; perhaps she can be healed.Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

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

And Babylon is fallen suddenly, and is broken to pieces: lament for her; take balm for her deadly wound, if by any means she may be healed.

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

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

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

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

Suddenly hath Babylon fallen, Yea, it is broken, howl ye for it, Take balm for her pain, if so be it may be healed.
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