Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

Bible References

Suddenly

Jeremiah 51:41
How Sheshach has been captured,
the praise of the whole earth seized.
What a horror Babylon has become
among the nations!
Jeremiah 50:2
Announce to the nations;
proclaim and raise up a signal flag;
proclaim, and hide nothing.
Say: Babylon is captured;
Bel is put to shame;
Marduk is devastated;
her idols are put to shame;
her false gods, devastated.
Isaiah 21:9
Look, riders come—
horsemen in pairs.”
And he answered, saying,
“Babylon has fallen, has fallen.
All the images of her gods
have been shattered on the ground.”
Isaiah 47:9
These two things will happen to you
suddenly, in one day:
loss of children and widowhood.
They will happen to you in their entirety,
in spite of your many sorceries
and the potency of your spells.
Revelation 14:8
A second angel followed, saying: “It has fallen, Babylon the Great has fallen, who made all nations drink the wine of her sexual immorality, which brings wrath.”
Revelation 18:2
He cried in a mighty voice:

It has fallen,
Babylon the Great has fallen!
She has become a dwelling for demons,
a haunt for every unclean spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
and a haunt for every unclean and despicable beast.

Take balm

Jeremiah 8:22
Is there no balm in Gilead?
Is there no physician there?
So why has the healing of my dear people
not come about?


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Jeremiah 30:12
For this is what the Lord says:

Your injury is incurable;
your wound most severe.
Jeremiah 46:11
Go up to Gilead and get balm,
Virgin Daughter Egypt!
You have multiplied remedies in vain;
there is no healing for you.
Nahum 3:19
There is no remedy for your injury;
your wound is severe.
All who hear the news about you
will clap their hands because of you,
for who has not experienced
your constant cruelty?

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