Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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
Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no physician there? why then isn't the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
Jeremiah 51:8
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
Genesis 37:25
They sat down to eat bread, and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
Genesis 43:11
Their father, Israel, said to them, "If it must be so, then do this. Take from the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry down a present for the man, a little balm, a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts, and almonds;
Ezekiel 27:17
Judah, and the land of Israel, they were your traffickers: they traded for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, and confections, and honey, and oil, and balm.

O virgin

Jeremiah 14:17
You shall say this word to them, Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease; for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous wound.
Isaiah 47:1
"Come down, and sit in the dust, virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called tender and delicate.

In vain

Jeremiah 30:12
For thus says Yahweh, Your hurt is incurable, and your wound grievous.
Ezekiel 30:21
Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and behold, it has not been bound up, to apply [healing] medicines, to put a bandage to bind it, that it be strong to hold the sword.
Micah 1:9
For her wounds are incurable; for it has come even to Judah. It reaches to the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.
Nahum 3:19
There is no healing your wound, for your injury is fatal. All who hear the report of you clap their hands over you; for who hasn't felt your endless cruelty?
Matthew 5:26
Most certainly I tell you, you shall by no means get out of there, until you have paid the last penny.
Luke 8:43
A woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her living on physicians, and could not be healed by any,