Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Go up to Gilead and get medicinal ointment, you dear poor people of Egypt. But it will prove useless no matter how much medicine you use; there will be no healing for you.
But suddenly Babylonia will fall and be destroyed. Cry out in mourning over it! Get medicine for her wounds! Perhaps she can be healed!
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.
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.
When the Pharisees saw this they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
Jesus answered them, "Those who are well don't need a physician, but those who are sick do.
Now a woman was there who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years but could not be healed by anyone.
Moreover, the Lord says to the people of Zion, "Your injuries are incurable; your wounds are severe.
Why do you insist on being battered? Why do you continue to rebel? Your head has a massive wound, your whole body is weak.