Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Suddenly, Babylon fell down and was shattered. Wail for her! Bring balm for her wound, perhaps she will be healed.

New American Standard Bible

Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; Wail over her! Bring balm for her pain; Perhaps she may be healed.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Suddenly Babylon fell and was shattered.
Wail for her;
get balm for her wound—
perhaps she can be healed.

A Conservative Version

Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed. Wail for her. Take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Babylon has suddenly fallen and is shattered (destroyed)! Wail for her [if you care to]! Get balm for her [incurable] pain; if [you do] so she may [possibly] be healed!

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

Babylon is suddenly fallen and ruined. Howl over her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Babylon fell suddenly, and she will be broken: wail ye for her; take balsam for her pain, perhaps she will be healed.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Suddenly Babylon has fallen and she is shattered. Wail over her! Take balm for her wounds, perhaps she may be healed.

Modern King James verseion

Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed. Wail for her; take balm for her pain, if perhaps she may be healed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But suddenly is Babylon fallen and destroyed. Mourn for her; bring plasters for her wounds, if she may peradventure be healed again.

NET Bible

But suddenly Babylonia will fall and be destroyed. Cry out in mourning over it! Get medicine for her wounds! Perhaps she can be healed!

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Suddenly, hath Babylon fallen and been broken, - Howl ye over her Fetch balsam for her pain, Peradventure she shall be healed!

Webster

Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, it may 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

Suddenly hath Babylon fallen, Yea, it is broken, howl ye for it, Take balm for her pain, if so be it may be healed.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּבל 
babel 
Usage: 262

פּתאם פּתאום 
Pith'owm 
Usage: 25

and destroyed
שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 148

ילל 
Yalal 
Usage: 32

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

צרי צרי 
Ts@riy 
Usage: 6

מכאבה מכאוב מכאב 
Mak'ob 
Usage: 16

References

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Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

A Message Concerning Babylon

7 Babylon was a golden cup in the LORD's hand, making the whole earth drunk. The nations drank her wine, therefore the nations have gone mad. 8 Suddenly, Babylon fell down and was shattered. Wail for her! Bring balm for her wound, perhaps she will be healed. 9 We tried to heal Babylon, but she wouldn't be healed. Leave her, and let each of us go to his own country. For her judgment has reached to the heavens, and is lifted up to the sky.



Cross References

Isaiah 21:9

Look! Here come riders, each man with a pair of horses!" They're shouting out the answer: "Babylon has fallen, has fallen, and they have shattered all the images of her gods on the ground!

Jeremiah 46:11

Go up to Gilead and get balm, virgin daughter of Egypt! In vain you multiply remedies, but there is no healing for you.

Revelation 14:8

Then another angel, a second one, followed him, saying, "Fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen! She has made all nations drink the wine, the wrath earned for her sexual sins."

Jeremiah 48:20

Moab will be put to shame, for it will be destroyed. Wail and cry out. Announce by the Arnon that Moab is destroyed.

Jeremiah 50:2

"Declare and proclaim among the nations. Lift up a banner and proclaim. Don't conceal anything. Say, "Babylon will be captured. Bel will be disgraced, and Marduk will be destroyed. Her idols will be disgraced, and her filthy images will be destroyed.'

Revelation 18:2

He cried out in a powerful voice, "Fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen! She has become a home for demons. She is a prison for every unclean spirit, a prison for every unclean bird, and a prison for every unclean and hated beast.

Isaiah 13:6-7

Wail out loud, because the Day of the LORD is near. It will come like destruction from the Almighty!

Isaiah 47:9

Both of these things will overtake you suddenly on a single day: loss of children and widowhood. They will come upon you in full measure, despite the multitude of your incantations and the great power of your spells."

Jeremiah 8:22

Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? So why is there no healing for my people?

Jeremiah 30:12-15

"For this is what the LORD says: "Your injury won't heal; your wound is severe.

Jeremiah 48:31

Therefore, I'll wail for Moab, and for the whole of Moab I'll cry out, for the men of Kir-heres I'll moan.

Jeremiah 51:41

"How Sheshak will be captured, and the prince of all the earth seized! How Babylon will become an object of horror among the nations!

Ezekiel 27:30-32

and they will cry so loud you won't be able to make yourself heard! How bitterly they'll cry! They'll throw dust on their heads and wallow in ashes.

Ezekiel 30:2

"Son of Man, here's what you are to prophesy and announce, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "Wail out loud! Oh no! The day!

Daniel 5:24

"Therefore, the hand that wrote this inscription was sent from his presence.

Daniel 5:31

and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom at the age of 62.

Nahum 3:19

There is no healing for your injury your wound is fatal. Everyone who hears about you will applaud, because who hasn't escaped your endless evil?"

Revelation 18:8-11

For this reason, her diseases that result in death, misery, and famine will come in a single day. She will be burned up in a fire, because powerful is the Lord God who judges her."

Revelation 18:17-19

because all this wealth has been destroyed in a single hour!"

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