Oh, that I had in the desert1 a lodging place for travelers, so that I might leave my people and go away from them; for they are all adulterers,2 a crowd of unfaithful3 people.
"They make ready their tongue like a bow, to shoot lies;4 it is not by truth that they triumpha in the land. They go from one sin to another; they do not acknowledge5 me," declares the LORD.
"Beware of your friends;6 do not trust your brothers.7 For every brother is a deceiver,b8 and every friend a slanderer.95
Friend deceives friend,10 and no one speaks the truth.11 They have taught their tongues to lie;12 they weary themselves with sinning.
Youc live in the midst of deception;13 in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me," declares the LORD.