Jeremiah 9:5
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New International Version
Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning.

New Living Translation
They all fool and defraud each other; no one tells the truth. With practiced tongues they tell lies; they wear themselves out with all their sinning.

English Standard Version
Everyone deceives his neighbor, and no one speaks the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves committing iniquity.

Berean Study Bible
Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they wear themselves out committing iniquity.

New American Standard Bible
"Everyone deceives his neighbor And does not speak the truth, They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They weary themselves committing iniquity.

King James Bible
And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Christian Standard Bible
Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they wear themselves out doing wrong.

Contemporary English Version
They wear themselves out, always looking for a new way to cheat their friends.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they wear themselves out doing wrong.

International Standard Version
People deceive their friends, and they don't tell the truth. They have taught their tongues to tell lies. They exhaust themselves practicing evil.

NET Bible
One friend deceives another and no one tells the truth. These people have trained themselves to tell lies. They do wrong and are unable to repent.

New Heart English Bible
Everyone deceives his neighbor, and does not speak the truth. They have taught their tongue to speak lies; they do evil, they do not cease so as to return.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone cheats his neighbor. No one speaks the truth. My people train their tongues to speak lies. They wear themselves out doing wrong.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they deceive every one his neighbour, And truth they speak not; They have taught their tongue to speak lies, They weary themselves to commit iniquity.

New American Standard 1977
“And everyone deceives his neighbor, And does not speak the truth, They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They weary themselves committing iniquity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they will deceive each one his neighbour and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

King James 2000 Bible
And they will deceive everyone his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

American King James Version
And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

American Standard Version
And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And they act deceitfully every one with his neighbour, and speak not the truth: they teach their tongue to speak falsehood, they weary themselves with perverse dealing.

English Revised Version
And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

World English Bible
They will deceive everyone his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Young's Literal Translation
And each at his friend they mock, And truth they do not speak, They taught their tongue to speak falsehood, To commit iniquity they have laboured.
Study Bible
A Lament over Zion
4“Let everyone guard against his neighbor; do not trust any brother, for every brother deals craftily, and every friend spreads slander. 5Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they wear themselves out committing iniquity. 6You dwell in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to know Me,” declares the LORD.…
Cross References
Psalm 52:3
You love evil more than good, falsehood more than speaking the truth. Selah

Jeremiah 7:28
Therefore you must say to them: This is the nation that would not listen to the voice of the LORD their God and would not receive correction. Truth has perished; it has disappeared from their lips.

Jeremiah 12:6
Even your brothers--your own father's household--even they have betrayed you; even they have cried aloud against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.

Jeremiah 12:13
They have sown wheat but harvested thorns. They have exhausted themselves to no avail. Bear the shame of your harvest because of the fierce anger of the LORD."

Jeremiah 13:23
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Neither are you able to do good--you who are accustomed to doing evil.

Jeremiah 51:58
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Babylon's thick walls will be leveled, and her high gates consumed by fire. So the labor of the people will be for nothing; the nations will exhaust themselves to fuel the flames."

Jeremiah 51:64
Then you are to say, 'In the same way, Babylon will sink and never rise again, because of the disaster I will bring upon her. And her people will grow weary.'" Here end the words of Jeremiah.

Ezekiel 24:12
It has frustrated every effort; its thick rust has not been removed, even by the fire.

Micah 6:12
For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; their tongues are deceitful in their mouths.

Malachi 2:10
Do we not all have one Father? Did not one God create us? Why then do we break faith with one another so as to profane the covenant of our fathers?

Treasury of Scripture

And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

they will.

Jeremiah 9:5,8 And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak …

Isaiah 59:13-15 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from …

Micah 6:12 For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants …

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: …

deceive. or, mock.

Job 11:3 Should your lies make men hold their peace? and when you mock, shall …

taught.

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

Job 15:5 For your mouth utters your iniquity, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.

Psalm 50:19 You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.

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

Psalm 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison …

1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

weary.

Genesis 19:11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, …

Psalm 7:14 Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and …

Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep …

Isaiah 5:18 Woe to them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it …

Isaiah 41:6,7 They helped every one his neighbor; and every one said to his brother, …

Genesis 19:11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, …

Psalm 7:14 Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and …

Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep …

Isaiah 5:18 Woe to them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it …

Isaiah 41:6,7 They helped every one his neighbor; and every one said to his brother, …

Isaiah 44:12-14 The smith with the tongs both works in the coals, and fashions it …

Isaiah 57:10 You are wearied in the greatness of your way; yet said you not, There …

Ezekiel 24:12 She has wearied herself with lies, and her great scum went not forth …

Micah 6:3 O my people, what have I done to you? and wherein have I wearied …

Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor …







(5) Deceive.--The word is commonly translated, as in the margin, mock. (So in 1Kings 18:27; Judges 16:10; Judges 16:13; Judges 16:15.) The context here shows, however, that the kind of mockery is that which at once deludes and derides; and as the former meaning is predominant, the text of the English version had better stand as it is.

To commit iniquity.--Literally, to go crookedly, or, in the strict sense of the word, to do wrong.

Verse 5. - They have taught their tongue, etc.; again an intimation of the unnaturalness (in the higher sense) of vice (comp. on Jeremiah 2:33). And they will deceive everyone his neighbour,.... In conversation, with lying words; and in trade and commerce, by art and tricking:

and will not speak the truth; with respect to facts they report, or goods they sell:

they have taught their tongue to speak lies; and become so accustomed to lying that they cannot do otherwise; it is as it were natural to them:

and weary themselves to commit iniquity; spared no pains to come at it, nor any in it, and go on even to weariness; are more laborious and indefatigable in committing sin than good men are in doing good; which shows great folly and stupidity. The Targum is,

"they are become foolish, they have erred.'' 5. weary themselves—are at laborious pains to act perversely [Maurer]. Sin is a hard bondage (Hab 2:13).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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