Jeremiah 51:8

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Jeremiah 51:8

Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howle for her, take balme for her paine, if so be she may be healed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; Wail over her! Bring balm for her pain; Perhaps she may be healed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Sudden is the downfall of Babylon and her destruction: make cries of grief for her; take sweet oil for her pain, if it is possible for her to be made well.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed, wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Jeremiah 51:8

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 51:8


51:6 Soul - By soul is meant life, and by iniquity the punishment of the Babylonian's iniquity.

51:7 Drunken - She had made all the nations about her drunken with the Lord's fury. Mad - Through the misery they felt from her.

51:9 We - The prophet seems to personate the mercenary soldiers, saying, they would have helped Babylon, but there was no healing for her.

51:10 Some - These words are spoken in the person of the Jews, owning the destruction of Babylon to be the mighty work of God, and an act of justice, revenging the wrongs of his people.


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