Jeremiah 9:5-9 NIV

5 Friend deceives friend,1 and no one speaks the truth.2 They have taught their tongues to lie;3 they weary themselves with sinning.

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6 Youa live in the midst of deception;4 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)
      7 Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty says: "See, I will refine5 and test6 them, for what else can I do because of the sin of my people?

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      8 Their tongue7 is a deadly arrow; it speaks with deceit. With his mouth each speaks cordially to his neighbor,8 but in his heart he sets a trap9 for him.10

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          9 Should I not punish them for this?" declares the LORD. "Should I not avenge11 myself on such a nation as this?"

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