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Summary

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.

Bible References

Gilead

Jeremiah 8:22
There is still medicinal ointment available in Gilead! There is still a physician there! Why then have my dear people not been restored to health?
Jeremiah 51:8
But suddenly Babylonia will fall and be destroyed. Cry out in mourning over it! Get medicine for her wounds! Perhaps she can be healed!
Genesis 37:25
When they sat down to eat their food, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were carrying spices, balm, and myrrh down to Egypt.
Genesis 43:11
Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: Take some of the best products of the land in your bags, and take a gift down to the man -- a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachios and almonds.
Ezekiel 27:17
Judah and the land of Israel were your clients; they traded wheat from Minnith, millet, honey, olive oil, and balm for your merchandise.

O virgin

Jeremiah 14:17
"Tell these people this, Jeremiah: 'My eyes overflow with tears day and night without ceasing. For my people, my dear children, have suffered a crushing blow. They have suffered a serious wound.
Isaiah 47:1
"Fall down! Sit in the dirt, O virgin daughter Babylon! Sit on the ground, not on a throne, O daughter of the Babylonians! Indeed, you will no longer be called delicate and pampered.

In vain

Jeremiah 30:12
Moreover, the Lord says to the people of Zion, "Your injuries are incurable; your wounds are severe.
Ezekiel 30:21
"Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Look, it has not been bandaged for healing or set with a dressing so that it might become strong enough to grasp a sword.
Micah 1:9
For Samaria's disease is incurable. It has infected Judah; it has spread to the leadership of my people and has even contaminated Jerusalem!
Nahum 3:19
Your destruction is like an incurable wound; your demise is like a fatal injury! All who hear what has happened to you will clap their hands for joy, for no one ever escaped your endless cruelty!
Matthew 5:26
I tell you the truth, you will never get out of there until you have paid the last penny!
Luke 8:43
Now a woman was there who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years but could not be healed by anyone.

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