Jeremiah 9:6
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New International Version
You live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
They pile lie upon lie and utterly refuse to acknowledge me," says the LORD.

English Standard Version
Heaping oppression upon oppression, and deceit upon deceit, they refuse to know me, declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me," declares the LORD.

King James Bible
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You live in a world of deception. In their deception they refuse to know Me. This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
You yourself live in the midst of deception, and because they are deceived they do not know me," declares the LORD.

NET Bible
They do one act of violence after another, and one deceitful thing after another. They refuse to pay attention to me," says the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me," says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Oppression follows oppression. Deceit follows deceit. They refuse to acknowledge me," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me, Saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit;
            Through deceit they refuse to know Me,” declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, says the LORD.

American King James Version
Your habitation is in the middle of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit: Through deceit they have refused to know me, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
thy dwelling is in the midst of deceit, Through deceit they refused to know Me, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Continual Tears
5"Everyone deceives his neighbor And does not speak the truth, They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They weary themselves committing iniquity. 6"Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me," declares the LORD. 7Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, "Behold, I will refine them and assay them; For what else can I do, because of the daughter of My people?…
Cross References
John 3:19
And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness more than light, because their deeds were evil.

John 3:20
Everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come into the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

1 Samuel 2:12
Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the LORD

Job 21:14
"They say to God, 'Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways.

Job 21:15
'Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, And what would we gain if we entreat Him?'

Psalm 120:5
Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Psalm 120:6
Too long has my soul had its dwelling With those who hate peace.

Proverbs 1:24
"Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;

Isaiah 1:3
"An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master's manger, But Israel does not know, My people do not understand."

Jeremiah 5:27
'Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich.
Treasury of Scripture

Your habitation is in the middle of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, said the LORD.

habitation.

Jeremiah 11:19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; …

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say …

Psalm 120:2-6 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue…

refuse.

Jeremiah 13:10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the …

Job 21:14,15 Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the …

Proverbs 1:24,29 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, …

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected …

John 3:19,20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, …

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God …

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge …

(6) Thine habitation . . .--The words may be an individualised, and therefore more emphatic, reproduction of the general warning of Jeremiah 9:4. It is, however, better to take them as spoken by Jehovah to the prophet individually. The LXX., following a different reading and punctuation, translates "usury upon usury, deceit upon deceit; they refuse to know Me, saith the Lord." And this has been adopted by Ewald, among recent commentators.

Verse 6. - Thine habitation, etc. According to St. Jerome, this is addressed to the prophet; but it is better to follow the Targum, which makes the clause refer to the Jewish people. The connection is (as Dr. Payne Smith points out)," Trust no one; for thou dwellest surrounded by deceit on every side." Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit,.... In the midst of a people of deceit, as Kimchi and Ben Molech. These are the words of the Lord to the prophet, showing what a people he dwelt among, and had to do with; how cautiously and prudently he should act; how little they were to be trusted to and depended upon; and what little hope there was of bringing them to true repentance, since there was so much deceit and hypocrisy among them. The Targum interprets the words not of the habitation of the prophet, but of the people, thus,

"they sit in the house of their own congregation, and talk of their iniquities deceitfully;''

and so Jarchi,

"while they are sitting they devise deceitful devices.''

Through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the Lord: or, "because of deceit" (t); hypocrisy being a reigning and governing sin in them; they liked not the true knowledge of God, and refused to worship him according to the revelation of his will.

(t) "ob dolum", Schmidt. 6. Thine—God addresses Jeremiah, who dwelt in the midst of deceitful men.

refuse to know me—Their ignorance of God is wilful (Jer 9:3; 5:4, 5).9:1-11 Jeremiah wept much, yet wished he could weep more, that he might rouse the people to a due sense of the hand of God. But even the desert, without communion with God, through Christ Jesus, and the influences of the Holy Spirit, must be a place for temptation and evil; while, with these blessings, we may live in holiness in crowded cities. The people accustomed their tongues to lies. So false were they, that a brother could not be trusted. In trading and bargaining they said any thing for their own advantage, though they knew it to be false. But God marked their sin. Where no knowledge of God is, what good can be expected? He has many ways of turning a fruitful land into barrenness for the wickedness of those that dwell therein.
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