Bible: Jer 9:3-6

The Lord Laments That He Has No Choice But to Judge Them

9:3 The Lord says, 1 

“These people are like soldiers who have readied their bows.

Their tongues are always ready to shoot out lies. 2 

They have become powerful in the land,

but they have not done so by honest means. 3 

Indeed, they do one evil thing after another 4 

and do not pay attention to me. 5 

9:4 Everyone must be on his guard around his friends.

He must not even trust any of his relatives. 6 

For every one of them will find some way to cheat him. 7 

And all of his friends will tell lies about him.

9:5 One friend deceives another

and no one tells the truth.

These people have trained themselves 8  to tell lies.

They do wrong and are unable to repent.

9:6 They do one act of violence after another,

and one deceitful thing after another. 9 

They refuse to pay attention to me,” 10 

says the Lord.

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