Jeremiah 9:4-14 NIV

4 “Beware of your friends; do not trust anyone in your clan. For every one of them is a deceiver,aand every friend a slanderer.

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

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      6 Youb live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me,” declares the LORD.

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        • k 9:6 - That is, Jeremiah (the Hebrew is singular)
          7 Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty says: “See, I will refine and test them, for what else can I do because of the sin of my people?

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          8 Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully. With their mouths they all speak cordially to their neighbors, but in their hearts they set traps for them.

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              9 Should I not punish them for this?” declares the LORD. “Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?”

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              10 I will weep and wail for the mountains and take up a lament concerning the wilderness grasslands. They are desolate and untraveled, and the lowing of cattle is not heard. The birds have all fled and the animals are gone.

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              11 “I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals; and I will lay waste the towns of Judah so no one can live there.”

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              12 Who is wise enough to understand this? Who has been instructed by the LORD and can explain it? Why has the land been ruined and laid waste like a desert that no one can cross?

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              13 The LORD said, “It is because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them; they have not obeyed me or followed my law.

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              14 Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts; they have followed the Baals, as their ancestors taught them.”

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