Jeremiah 9:1-6 NIV

1 Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears!1 I would weep2 day and night for the slain of my people.3

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2 Oh, that I had in the desert4 a lodging place for travelers, so that I might leave my people and go away from them; for they are all adulterers,5 a crowd of unfaithful6 people.

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3 "They make ready their tongue like a bow, to shoot lies;7 it is not by truth that they triumpha in the land. They go from one sin to another; they do not acknowledge8 me," declares the LORD.

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    • a 9:3 - Or "lies; / they are not valiant for truth"
      4 "Beware of your friends;9 do not trust your brothers.10 For every brother is a deceiver,b11 and every friend a slanderer.12

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        • b 9:4 - Or "a deceiving Jacob"
          5 Friend deceives friend,13 and no one speaks the truth.14 They have taught their tongues to lie;15 they weary themselves with sinning.

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          6 Youc live in the midst of deception;16 in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me," declares the LORD.

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            • c 9:6 - That is, Jeremiah (the Hebrew is singular)