New American Standard Bible
3 “They (A)bend their tongue like their bow;
Lies and not truth prevail in the land;
For they (B)proceed from evil to evil,
And they (C)do not know Me,” declares the Lord.
4 “Let everyone (D)be on guard against his neighbor,
And (E)do not trust any brother;
Because every (F)brother deals [a]craftily,
And every neighbor (G)goes about as a slanderer.
5 “Everyone (H)deceives his neighbor
And does not speak the truth,
They have taught their tongue to speak lies;
They (I)weary themselves committing iniquity.
- Jeremiah 9:4 I.e. like Jacob (a play on words)