Jeremiah 9:3
Good News Translation
They are always ready to tell lies; dishonesty instead of truth rules the land. The LORD says, "My people do one evil thing after another and do not acknowledge me as their God."

Contemporary English Version
The LORD replied: Lies come from the mouths of my people, like arrows from a bow. With each dishonest deed their power increases, and not one of them will admit that I am God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they have bent their tongue, as a bow, for lies, and not for truth: they have strengthened themselves upon the earth, for they have proceeded from evil to evil, and me they have not known, saith the Lord.

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And they have bent their tongue, as a bow, for lies, and not for truth: they have strengthened themselves upon the earth, for they have proceeded from evil to evil, and me they have not known, saith the Lord.

they bend.

Jeremiah 9:5,8 And a man shall mock his brother, and they will not speak the truth: for they have taught their tongue to speak lies: they have laboured to commit iniquity. . . .

Psalm 52:2-4 All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit. . . .

Psalm 64:3,4 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing, . . .

Psalm 120:2-4 O Lord, deliver my soul from wicked lips, and a deceitful tongue. . . .

Isaiah 59:3-5,13-15 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity: your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue uttereth iniquity. . . .

Micah 7:3-5 The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it. . . .

Romans 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre: with their tongues they have dealt deceitfully. The venom of asps is under their lips.

valiant.

Matthew 10:31-33 Fear not therefore: better are you than many sparrows. . . .

Mark 8:38 For he that shall be ashamed of me and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation: the Son of man also will be ashamed of him, when he shall come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel. For it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth: to the Jew first and to the Greek.

Philippians 1:28 And in nothing be ye terrified by the adversaries: which to them is a cause of perdition, but to you of salvation, and this from God.

Jude 1:3 Dearly beloved, taking all care to write unto you concerning your common salvation, I was under a necessity to write unto you: to beseech you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of the testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death.

for they.

Jeremiah 7:26 And they have not hearkened to me: nor inclined their ear: but have hardened their neck, and have done worse than their fathers.

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse: erring, and driving into error,

they know.

Jeremiah 4:22 For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Jeremiah 22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy for his own good: was it not therefore because he knew me, saith the Lord?

Judges 2:10 And all that generation was gathered to their fathers: and there arose others that knew not the Lord and the works which he had done for Israel.

1 Samuel 2:12 Now the sons of Heli were children of Belial, not knowing the Lord,

Hosea 4:1-3 Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land. . . .

John 8:54,55 Jesus answered: If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom you say that he is your God. . . .

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: That they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Romans 1:28 And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient.

2 Corinthians 4:4-6 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them. . . .

Context
A Lament over Zion
2Who will give me in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men, and I will leave my people, and depart from them? because they are all adulterers, an assembly of transgressors. 3And they have bent their tongue, as a bow, for lies, and not for truth: they have strengthened themselves upon the earth, for they have proceeded from evil to evil, and me they have not known, saith the Lord.4Let every man take heed of his neighbour, and let him not trust in any brother of his: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every friend will walk deceitfully.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:34
Awake, ye just, and sin not. For some have not the knowledge of God. I speak it to your shame.

Leviticus 19:11
You shall not steal. You shall not lie: neither shall any man deceive his neighbour.

Judges 2:10
And all that generation was gathered to their fathers: and there arose others that knew not the Lord and the works which he had done for Israel.

1 Samuel 2:12
Now the sons of Heli were children of Belial, not knowing the Lord,

Psalm 64:3
For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing,

Isaiah 1:3
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel hath not known me, and my people hath not understood.

Isaiah 3:5
And the people shall rush one upon another, and every man against his neighbour: the child shall make a tumult against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

Isaiah 6:5
And I said: Woe is me, because I have held my peace; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people that hath unclean lips, and I have seen with my eyes the King the Lord of hosts.

Isaiah 59:4
There is none that calleth upon justice, neither is there any one that judgeth truly: but they trust in a mere nothing, and speak vanities: they have conceived labour, and brought forth iniquity.

Isaiah 59:13
In sinning and lying against the Lord: and we have turned away so that we went not after our God, but spoke calumny and transgression: we have conceived, and uttered from the heart, words of falsehood.

Jeremiah 4:22
For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Jeremiah 5:4
But I said: Perhaps these are poor and foolish, that know not the way of the Lord, the judgment of their God.

Jeremiah 5:5
I will go therefore to the great men, and will speak to them: for they have known the way of the Lord, the judgment of their God: and behold these have altogether broken the yoke more, and have burst the bonds.

Jeremiah 9:8
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.

Daniel 11:27
And the heart of the two kings shall be to do evil, and they shall speak lies at one table, and they shall not prosper: because as yet the end is unto another time.

Hosea 4:1
Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land.

Additional Translations
“They bend their tongue like their bows; lies instead of truth prevail in the land, for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not take Me into account,” declares the LORD.And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth on the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, said the LORD.

And they bend their tongue, as it were their bow, for falsehood; and they are grown strong in the land, but not for truth: for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith Jehovah.

And they have bent their tongue like a bow: falsehood and not faithfulness has prevailed upon the earth; for they have gone on from evil to evil, and have not known me, saith the Lord.

And they bend their tongue, their bow of falsehood, and not for fidelity are they valiant in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith Jehovah.

And they bend their tongue as it were their bow for falsehood; and they are grown strong in the land, but not for truth: for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.

And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.

They bend their tongue, [as it were] their bow, for falsehood; and they are grown strong in the land, but not for truth: for they proceed from evil to evil, and they don't know me, says Yahweh.

And they bend their tongue, their bow is a lie, And not for stedfastness have they been mighty in the land, For from evil unto evil they have gone forth, And Me they have not known, An affirmation of Jehovah!
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