Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shall you use many medicines; for you shall not be cured.
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George Leo Haydock
Of Egypt; or ye Egyptians, who have been wounded. The balm (Haydock) or resina of Galaad was then very famous, Genesis xxxvii. 25. (Calmet)
Egypt thought itself invulnerable, and is derided. Its cure was hopeless, ver. 16. (Worthington)