Jeremiah 9:8
Good News Translation
Their tongues are like deadly arrows; they always tell lies. Everyone speaks friendly words to their neighbors, but they are really setting a trap for them.

Contemporary English Version
They say they want peace, but this lie is deadly, like an arrow that strikes when you least expect it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their tongue is a piercing arrow, it hath spoken deceit: with his mouth one speaketh peace with his friend, and secretly he lieth in wait for him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Their tongue is a piercing arrow, it hath spoken deceit: with his mouth one speaketh peace with his friend, and secretly he lieth in wait for him.

tongue.

Jeremiah 9:3,5 And they have bent their tongue, as a bow, for lies, and not for truth: they have strengthened themselves upon the earth, for they have proceeded from evil to evil, and me they have not known, saith the Lord. . . .

Psalm 12:2 They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken.

Psalm 57:4 And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled. The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 64:3,4,8 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing, . . .

Psalm 120:3 What shall be given to thee, or what shall be added to thee, to a deceitful tongue?

one.

2 Samuel 3:27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside to the middle of the gate, to speak to him treacherously: and he stabbed him there in the groin, and he died, in revenge of the blood of Asael his brother.

2 Samuel 20:9,10 And Joab said to Amasa: God save thee, my brother. And he took Amasa by the chin with his right hand to kiss him. . . .

Psalm 28:3 Draw me not away together with the wicked; and with the workers of iniquity destroy me not: Who speak peace with their neighbour, but evils are in their hearts.

Psalm 55:21 They are divided by the wrath of his countenance, and his heart hath drawn near. His words are smoother than oil, and the same are darts.

Proverbs 26:24-26 An enemy is known by his lips, when in his heart he entertaineth deceit. . . .

Matthew 26:48,49 And he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he. Hold him fast. . . .

in heart.

Context
A Lament over Zion
7Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts: Behold I will melt, and try them: for what else shall I do before the daughter of my people? 8Their tongue is a piercing arrow, it hath spoken deceit: with his mouth one speaketh peace with his friend, and secretly he lieth in wait for him.9Shall I not visit them for these things, saith the Lord? or shall not my soul be revenged on such a nation?…
Cross References
Psalm 12:2
They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken.

Psalm 28:3
Draw me not away together with the wicked; and with the workers of iniquity destroy me not: Who speak peace with their neighbour, but evils are in their hearts.

Psalm 35:20
For they spoke indeed peaceably to me; and speaking in the anger of the earth they devised guile.

Proverbs 25:18
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour, is like a dart and a sword and a sharp arrow.

Proverbs 26:25
When he shall speak low, trust him not: because there are seven mischiefs in his heart.

Jeremiah 5:26
For among my people are found wicked men, that lie in wait as fowlers, setting snares and traps to catch men.

Jeremiah 9:3
And they have bent their tongue, as a bow, for lies, and not for truth: they have strengthened themselves upon the earth, for they have proceeded from evil to evil, and me they have not known, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:4
Let every man take heed of his neighbour, and let him not trust in any brother of his: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every friend will walk deceitfully.

Micah 6:12
By which her rich men were filled with iniquity, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue was deceitful in their mouth.

Additional Translations
Their tongues are deadly arrows; they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he sets a trap for him.Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he lays his wait.

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.

Their tongue is a wounding arrow; the words of their mouth are deceitful: one speaks peaceably to his neighbour, but in himself retains enmity.

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.

Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth wait for him.

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.

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.

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,
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