"Go n up to Gilead and take balm,
o O virgin, the daughter of Egypt;
In vain you will use many medicines;
p You shall not be cured.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Is there no balm in Gilead, Is there no physician there? Why then is there no recovery For the health of the daughter of my people?
Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called Tender and delicate.
Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, And shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.
Set up signposts, Make landmarks; Set your heart toward the highway, The way in which you went. Turn back, O virgin of Israel, Turn back to these your cities.
Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and see, it has not been bandaged for healing, nor a splint put on to bind it, to make it strong enough to hold a sword.