Translation © by Guy Laffaille

We looked for peace, but no good came
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
We looked for peace, but no good came; 
and for a time of health, and behold trouble! 
The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan; 
the whole land trembled at the sound 
of the neighing of his strong ones; 
for they are come, and have devoured the land, 
and those that dwell therein. . . .

The harvest is past, the summer is ended, 
and we are not saved?

Is there no balm in Gilead? 
Is there no physician there? 
Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

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Line count: 12
Word count: 94

Nous cherchions la paix, mais rien de...
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Nous cherchions la paix, mais rien de bon n'est venu ;
et en ce temps de guérison, voyez le trouble :
L'ébrouement de ses chevaux était entendu depuis Dan ;
toute la terre tremblait au bruit
des hennissements de ses plus forts ;
car ils sont arrivés et ont dévoré le pays,
et ceux qui habitent là...

La récolte est passée, l'été est fini,
et nous ne sommes pas sauvés ?

N'y a-t-il pas de baume en Galaad ?
N'y a-t-il aucun médecin là ?
pourquoi alors la santé de la fille de mon peuple n'est-elle pas revenue ?

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This text was added to the website: 2018-12-16
Line count: 12
Word count: 99