Jeremiah 9:2-6 NIV

2 Oh, that I had in the desert1 a lodging place for travelers, so that I might leave my people and go away from them; for they are all adulterers,2 a crowd of unfaithful3 people.

References for Jeremiah 9:2

3 "They make ready their tongue like a bow, to shoot lies;4 it is not by truth that they triumpha in the land. They go from one sin to another; they do not acknowledge5 me," declares the LORD.

References for Jeremiah 9:3

    • a 9:3 - Or "lies; / they are not valiant for truth"
      4 "Beware of your friends;6 do not trust your brothers.7 For every brother is a deceiver,b8 and every friend a slanderer.9

      References for Jeremiah 9:4

        • b 9:4 - Or "a deceiving Jacob"
          5 Friend deceives friend,10 and no one speaks the truth.11 They have taught their tongues to lie;12 they weary themselves with sinning.

          References for Jeremiah 9:5

          6 Youc live in the midst of deception;13 in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me," declares the LORD.

          References for Jeremiah 9:6

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