Jeremiah 9:3-6 NIV

3 "They make ready their tongue like a bow, to shoot lies;1 it is not by truth that they triumpha in the land. They go from one sin to another; they do not acknowledge2 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;3 do not trust your brothers.4 For every brother is a deceiver,b5 and every friend a slanderer.6

      References for Jeremiah 9:4

        • b 9:4 - Or "a deceiving Jacob"
          5 Friend deceives friend,7 and no one speaks the truth.8 They have taught their tongues to lie;9 they weary themselves with sinning.

          References for Jeremiah 9:5

          6 Youc live in the midst of deception;10 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)