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They use their tongues like bows that shoot arrows.
    Lies and dishonesty rule the land.[a]
They go from one evil thing to another,
    and they don’t know me,” declares the Lord.
“Beware of your neighbors.
Don’t trust your relatives.
    Every relative cheats.
    Every neighbor goes around slandering.
    Everyone cheats his neighbor.
        No one speaks the truth.
My people train their tongues to speak lies.
They wear themselves out doing wrong.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:3 Greek; Masoretic Text “They bend their tongue. Their bow is falsehood. And not for truth are they strong in the land.”

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