‘They make ready their tongue
    like a bow, to shoot lies;
it is not by truth
    that they triumph[a] in the land.
They go from one sin to another;
    they do not acknowledge me,’
declares the Lord.
‘Beware of your friends;
    do not trust anyone in your clan.
For every one of them is a deceiver,[b]
    and every friend a slanderer.
Friend deceives friend,
    and no one speaks the truth.
They have taught their tongues to lie;
    they weary themselves with sinning.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:3 Or lies; / they are not valiant for truth
  2. Jeremiah 9:4 Or a deceiving Jacob

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