Jeremiah 9:8
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
For their tongues shoot lies like poisoned arrows. They speak friendly words to their neighbors while scheming in their heart to kill them.

English Standard Version
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully; with his mouth each speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he plans an ambush for him.

New American Standard Bible
"Their tongue is a deadly arrow; It speaks deceit; With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor, But inwardly he sets an ambush for him.

King James Bible
Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their tongues are deadly arrows-- they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peaceably with his friend, but inwardly he sets up an ambush.

International Standard Version
Their tongue is a deadly arrow that speaks deceit. With his mouth a person says, 'Peace,' to his friend, but inwardly he sets a trap for him.

NET Bible
Their tongues are like deadly arrows. They are always telling lies. Friendly words for their neighbors come from their mouths. But their minds are thinking up ways to trap them.

New Heart English Bible
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lies in wait for him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their tongues are like deadly arrows. They speak deceitfully. People speak politely to their neighbors, but they think of ways to set traps for them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Their tongue is a sharpened arrow, It speaketh deceit; One speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, But in his heart he layeth wait for him.

New American Standard 1977
“Their tongue is a deadly arrow;
            It speaks deceit;
            With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor,
            But inwardly he sets an ambush for him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Their tongue is as a sharp arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth but in heart he lays in wait.

King James 2000 Bible
Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lies in wait.

American King James Version
Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he lays his wait.

American Standard Version
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth wait for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their tongue is a piercing arrow, it hath spoken deceit: with his mouth one speaketh peace with his friend, and secretly he lieth in wait for him.

Darby Bible Translation
Their tongue is a murderous arrow; it speaketh deceit. [A man] speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth his ambush.

English Revised Version
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth wait for him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.

World English Bible
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lays wait for him.

Young's Literal Translation
A slaughtering arrow is their tongue, Deceit it hath spoken in its mouth, Peace with its neighbour it speaketh, And in its heart it layeth its ambush,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Continual Tears
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? 8"Their tongue is a deadly arrow; It speaks deceit; With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor, But inwardly he sets an ambush for him. 9"Shall I not punish them for these things?" declares the LORD. "On a nation such as this Shall I not avenge Myself?…
Cross References
Psalm 12:2
They speak falsehood to one another; With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

Psalm 28:3
Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.

Psalm 35:20
For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.

Proverbs 25:18
Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.

Proverbs 26:25
When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart.

Jeremiah 5:26
'For wicked men are found among My people, They watch like fowlers lying in wait; They set a trap, They catch men.

Jeremiah 9:3
"They bend their tongue like their bow; Lies and not truth prevail in the land; For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:4
"Let everyone be on guard against his neighbor, And do not trust any brother; Because every brother deals craftily, And every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.

Micah 6:12
"For the rich men of the city are full of violence, Her residents speak lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Treasury of Scripture

Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he lays his wait.

tongue.

Jeremiah 9:3,5 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are …

Psalm 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips …

Psalm 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on …

Psalm 64:3,4,8 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot …

Psalm 120:3 What shall be given to you? or what shall be done to you, you false tongue?

one.

2 Samuel 3:27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the …

2 Samuel 20:9,10 And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, my brother? And Joab took …

Psalm 28:3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, …

Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in …

Proverbs 26:24-26 He that hates dissembles with his lips, and lays up deceit within him…

Matthew 26:48,49 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall …

in heart. Heb. in the midst of him. his wait. or wait for him.

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