1a If my head were water, my eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep day and nightb over the slain of my dearc people.
2d If only I had a traveler's lodging place in the wilderness, I would abandon my people and depart from them, for they are all adulterers,e a solemn assembly of treacherous people.f3
They bent their tongues [like] their bows; lies and not faithfulness prevail in the land, for they proceed from one evil to another, and they do not take Me into account.g [This is] the Lord's declaration.
Everyone has to be on guard against his friend. Don't trust any brother, for every brother will certainly deceive, and every friend spread slander.h5
Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they wear themselves out doing wrong.
You live in [a world] of deception.i In [their] deception they refuse to know Me.j [This is] the Lord's declaration.