Jeremiah 9:8

“Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Their tongue is as an arrowe shot out, it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his waite.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Their tongue is a deadly arrow; It speaks deceit; With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor, But inwardly he sets an ambush for him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth wait for him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

His tongue is an arrow causing death; the words of his mouth are deceit: he says words of peace to his neighbour, but in his heart he is waiting secretly for him.
- Basic English Bible

Their tongue is a murderous arrow; it speaketh deceit. [A man] speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth his ambush.
- Darby Bible

Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.
- Webster's Bible

Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lays wait for him.
- World English Bible

A slaughtering arrow [is] their tongue, Deceit it hath spoken in its mouth, Peace with its neighbour it speaketh, And in its heart it layeth its ambush,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(9:7) Their tongue is a sharpened arrow, it speaketh deceit; one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth wait for him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Jeremiah 9

  • STEPHEN
    THE WORD OF THE LORD IS VERY POWERFULL KEEP IT ALWAYS
  • Althea
    Jeremiah 9:23 says it all! Can not add to it, nor take away from this awesome scripture! Selah!
  • Steve morrow
    JEREMIAH 9:5 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 TITUS 1:16 THEY PROFESS THAT THEY KNOW GOD BUT IN WORKS THEY DENY HIM BEING ABOMINABLE AND DISOBEDIENT AND UNTO EVERY GOOD WORK REPROBATE
  • Zamora allen
    Me and my grandma read and understand this it is really a good chapter (Jermiah9)
  • BSP
    Verse 24 shows that God is delighted when he sees that justice is being exercised. This shows he hates the injustices that are taking place worldwide.
  • Shirley
    my pastor spoke on ch 23 and 24,talking about many really dont know Christ,and who He really is to them

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