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Jeremiah 46:11

    Jeremiah 46:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt: in vain dost thou use many medicines; there is no healing for thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Go up to Gilead and take sweet oil, O virgin daughter of Egypt: there is no help in all your medical arts; nothing will make you well.

    Webster's Revision

    Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt: in vain dost thou use many medicines; there is no healing for thee.

    World English Bible

    Go up into Gilead, and take balm, virgin daughter of Egypt: in vain do you use many medicines; there is no healing for you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt: in vain dost thou use many medicines; there is no healing for thee.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 46:11

    Balm - A medicine; gum/rosin from a bush.
    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 46:11

    Go up into Gilead, and take balm - An irony. Egypt is so completely enfeebled by this overthrow, that her political wound is utterly incurable. This figure is used with the more propriety here, as the Egyptians have been celebrated from the remotest antiquity for their knowledge of medicine.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 46:11

    Balm - i. e., balsam, the usual remedy for wounds Jeremiah 8:22.

    In vain shalt ... - Or, in vain hast thou multiplied medicines: healing-plaster hast thou none. Nothing shall avail to heal the blow.