Jeremiah 9:1-6 CSB

1 a If my head were water, my eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep day and nightb over the slain of my dearc people.

References for Jeremiah 9:1

    • a 9:1 - Jr 8:23 in Hb
    • b 9:1 - Jr 13:17; Ps 42:3; Lm 2:11
    • c 9:1 - Lit slain among the daughter of my
      2 d 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.f

      References for Jeremiah 9:2

        • d 9:2 - Jr 9:1 in Hb
        • e 9:2 - Jr 23:10; Hs 7:4; Mal 3:5
        • f 9:2 - Jr 12:1; Isa 24:16; 33:1
          3 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.

          References for Jeremiah 9:3

            • g 9:3 - Jr 4:22

              Imminent Ruin and Exile

              4 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.h

              References for Jeremiah 9:4

                • h 9:4 - Jr 6:28
                  5 Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they wear themselves out doing wrong.
                  6 You live in [a world] of deception.i In [their] deception they refuse to know Me.j [This is] the Lord's declaration.

                  References for Jeremiah 9:6

                    • i 9:6 - LXX reads Oppression on oppression, deceit on deceit
                    • j 9:6 - Rm 1:17