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Jeremiah 51:8

    Jeremiah 51:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Jeremiah 51:8

    Balm - A medicine; gum/rosin from a bush.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 51:8

    Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed - These appear to be the words of some of the spectators of Babylon's misery.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 51:8

    Destroyed - literally, broken, as was the hammer Jeremiah 50:23. The cup, though of metal, is thrown down so violently as to be shattered by the fall.

    Howl for her - The persons addressed are the many inhabitants of Babylon who were dragged from their homes to people its void places, and especially the Israelites. They have dwelt there long enough to feel pity for her, when they contrast her past magnificence with her terrible fall. Compare Jeremiah 29:7.