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.

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.

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.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And weary themselves to commit iniquity - O, what a drudgery is sin! and how much labor must a man take in order to get to hell! The tenth part of it, in working together with God, would bring him to the gate of glory.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they will.

Jeremiah 9:5,8 And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies...

Isaiah 59:13-15 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt...

Micah 6:12 For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies...

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

deceive. or, mock.

Job 11:3 Should your lies make men hold their peace? and when you mock, shall no man make you ashamed?

taught.

Jeremiah 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth on the earth...

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 their arrows, even bitter words:

Psalm 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

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, both small and great...

Psalm 7:14 Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Isaiah 5:18 Woe to them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

Isaiah 41:6,7 They helped every one his neighbor; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage...

Genesis 19:11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great...

Psalm 7:14 Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Isaiah 5:18 Woe to them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

Isaiah 41:6,7 They helped every one his neighbor; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage...

Isaiah 44:12-14 The smith with the tongs both works in the coals, and fashions it with hammers, and works it with the strength of his arms: yes...

Isaiah 57:10 You are wearied in the greatness of your way; yet said you not, There is no hope: you have found the life of your hand...

Ezekiel 24:12 She has wearied herself with lies, and her great scum went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire.

Micah 6:3 O my people, what have I done to you? and wherein have I wearied you? testify against me.

Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor in the very fire...

Library
India's Ills and England's Sorrows
It would seem as if some men had been sent into this world for the very purpose of being the world's weepers. God's great house is thoroughly furnished with everything, everything that can express the thoughts and the emotions of the inhabitant, God hath made. I find in nature, plants to be everlasting weepers. There by the lonely brook, where the maiden cast away her life, the willow weeps for ever; and there in the grave yard where men lie slumbering till the trumpet of the archangel shall awaken
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

Steadfast unto the End
[This chapter is based on the Second Epistle of Peter.] In the second letter addressed by peter to those who had obtained "like precious faith" with himself, the apostle sets forth the divine plan for the development of Christian character. He writes: "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Jeremiah
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 52:3
You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.

Jeremiah 7:28
Therefore say to them, 'This is the nation that has not obeyed the LORD its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips.

Jeremiah 12:6
Your relatives, members of your own family-- even they have betrayed you; they have raised a loud cry against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.

Jeremiah 12:13
They will sow wheat but reap thorns; they will wear themselves out but gain nothing. They will bear the shame of their harvest because of the LORD's fierce anger."

Jeremiah 13:23
Can an Ethiopian change his skin or a leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.

Jeremiah 51:58
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Babylon's thick wall will be leveled and her high gates set on fire; the peoples exhaust themselves for nothing, the nations' labor is only fuel for the flames."

Jeremiah 51:64
Then say, 'So will Babylon sink to rise no more because of the disaster I will bring on her. And her people will fall.'" The words of Jeremiah end here.

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