“Beware of your friends;(A)
    do not trust anyone in your clan.(B)
For every one of them is a deceiver,[a](C)
    and every friend a slanderer.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:4 Or a deceiving Jacob

Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.

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Your relatives, members of your own family—
    even they have betrayed you;
    they have raised a loud cry against you.(A)
Do not trust them,
    though they speak well of you.(B)

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For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.

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