“The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt, tumors, a festering rash, and scabies, from which you cannot be cured.
The Lord will afflict you with painful and incurable boils on your knees and thighs—from the sole of your foot to the top of your head.
Therefore calamity will strike him suddenly;
he will be shattered instantly—beyond recovery.
Is there no balm in Gilead?
Is there no physician there?
So why has the healing of my dear people
not come about?
Have You completely rejected Judah?
Do You detest Zion?
Why do You strike us
with no hope of healing for us?
We hoped for peace,
but there was nothing good;
for a time of healing,
but there was only terror.
Why has my pain become unending,
my wound incurable,
refusing to be healed?
You truly have become like a mirage to me—
water that is not reliable.
?MemWhat can I say on your behalf?
What can I compare you to, Daughter Jerusalem?
What can I liken you to,
so that I may console you, Virgin Daughter Zion?
For your ruin is as vast as the sea.
Who can heal you?
Woe to me because of my brokenness—
I am severely wounded!
I exclaimed, “This is my intense suffering,
but I must bear it.”
For this is what the Lord says:Your injury is incurable;
your wound most severe.
Why do you cry out about your injury?
Your pain has no cure!
I have done these things to you
because of your enormous guilt
and your innumerable sins.
No one takes up the case for your sores.
There is no healing for you.
Go up to Gilead and get balm,
Virgin Daughter Egypt!
You have multiplied remedies in vain;
there is no healing for you.
They have treated My people’s brokenness superficially,
claiming, “Peace, peace,”
when there is no peace.
They have treated superficially the brokenness
of My dear people,
claiming, ‘Peace, peace,’
when there is no peace.
When Ephraim saw his sickness
and Judah his wound,
Ephraim went to Assyria
and sent a delegation to the great king.
But he cannot cure you or heal your wound.
We tried to heal Babylon,
but she could not be healed.
Let each of us go to his own land,
for her judgment extends to the sky
and reaches as far as the clouds.
Dull the minds of these people;
deafen their ears and blind their eyes;
otherwise they might see with their eyes
and hear with their ears,
understand with their minds,
turn back, and be healed.
We hoped for peace, but there was nothing good;
for a time of healing, but there was only terror.
“Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Look, it has not been bandaged—no medicine has been applied and no splint put on to bandage it so that it can grow strong enough to handle a sword.
You have not strengthened the weak, healed the sick, bandaged the injured, brought back the strays, or sought the lost. Instead, you have ruled them with violence and cruelty.
when I heal Israel,
the sins of Ephraim and the crimes of Samaria
will be exposed.
For they practice fraud;
a thief breaks in;
a raiding party pillages outside.
For her wound is incurable
and has reached even Judah;
it has approached the gate of my people,
as far as Jerusalem.
I am about to raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for those who are going astray, and he will not seek the lost or heal the broken. He will not sustain the healthy, but he will devour the flesh of the fat sheep and tear off their hooves.
I brought him to Your disciples, but they couldn’t heal him.”
A woman suffering from bleeding for 12 years, who had spent all she had on doctors yet could not be healed by any,
He has blindedtheir eyes
and hardened their hearts,
so that they would not see with their eyes
or understand with their hearts,
and be converted,
and I would heal them.