Who will heal them? (Jer 8:21-8:22)

“I am hurt

For the hurt

Of my poor people.

I mourn.

Dismay has taken hold on me.

Is there no balm in Gilead?

Is there no physician there?

Why then has the health

Of my poor people

Not been restored?”

Jeremiah is hurting for his poor people. He is mourning because he is dismayed. There is no healing with the balm from Gilead, on the other side of the Jordan River. There were no physicians to help them. The health of his poor people was not being restored. In fact, it was deteriorating instead of getting better.

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