New International Version
4 “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)
5 Friend deceives friend,(E)
and no one speaks the truth.(F)
They have taught their tongues to lie;(G)
they weary themselves with sinning.
6 You[b] live in the midst of deception;(H)
in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me,”
declares the Lord.
7 Therefore this is what the Lord Almighty says:
“See, I will refine(I) and test(J) them,
for what else can I do
because of the sin of my people?
8 Their tongue(K) is a deadly arrow;
it speaks deceitfully.
With their mouths they all speak cordially to their neighbors,(L)
but in their hearts they set traps(M) for them.(N)