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They bend their tongues like bows;
    they have grown strong in the land for falsehood, and not for truth;
for they proceed from evil to evil,
    and they do not know me, says the Lord.

Beware of your neighbors,
    and put no trust in any of your kin;[a]
for all your kin[b] are supplanters,
    and every neighbor goes around like a slanderer.
They all deceive their neighbors,
    and no one speaks the truth;
they have taught their tongues to speak lies;
    they commit iniquity and are too weary to repent.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:4 Heb in a brother
  2. Jeremiah 9:4 Heb for every brother
  3. Jeremiah 9:5 Cn Compare Gk: Heb they weary themselves with iniquity. Your dwelling

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