Jeremiah 9:6
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English Standard Version
Heaping oppression upon oppression, and deceit upon 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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The hopeless case of the people and kingdom moves the seer so deeply, that he bursts forth with the cry: For the breaking of my people I am broken (the Hoph. השׁבּרתּי, of the breaking of the heart, only here; in this sig. usu. the Niph., e.g., Jeremiah 38:7. Horror hath taken hold on me, is stronger than: Anguish hath taken hold on me, Jeremiah 6:24, Micah 4:9. Help is nowhere to be found. This thought is in Jeremiah 8:22 clothed in the question: Is there no balm in Gilead, or no physician there? "There" points back to Gilead. Graf's remark, that "it is not known that the physicians were got from that quarter," shows nothing more than that its author has mistaken the figurative force of the words. צרי, balsam, is mentioned in Genesis 37:25 as an article of commerce carried by Midianite merchants to Egypt (cf. Ezekiel 27:17), but is hardly the real balsam from Mecca (amyris opobalsamum), which during the Roman sovereignty was grown under culture in the gardens of Jericho, and which only succeeds in a climate little short of tropical. It was more likely the resina of the ancients, a gum procured from the terebinth or mastic tree (lentiscus, σχῖνος), which, acc. to Plin. h. nat. xxiv. 22, was held in esteem as a medicament for wounds (resolvitur resina ad vulnerum usus et malagmata oleo). Acc. to our passage and Jeremiah 46:11, cf. Genesis 37:25, it was procured chiefly from Gilead; cf. Movers, Phniz. ii. 3, S. 220ff., and the remarks on Genesis 37:25. To these questions a negative answer is given. From this we explain the introduction of a further question with כּי: if there were balm in Gilead, and a physician there, then a plaister would have been laid on the daughter of my people, which is not the case. As to עלתה , lit., a plaister comes upon, see on Jeremiah 30:17.

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habitation.

Jeremiah 11:19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying...

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise...

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting...

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 imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them...

Job 21:14,15 Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways...

Proverbs 1:24,29 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded...

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you...

John 3:19,20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light...

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind...

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

Cross References
John 3:19
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

John 3:20
For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should 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 desire the knowledge of your ways.

Job 21:15
What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit do we get if we pray to him?'

Psalm 120:5
Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Psalm 120:6
Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace.

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