Jeremiah 9:6
New International Version
You live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me,” declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
They pile lie upon lie and utterly refuse to acknowledge me,” says the LORD.

English Standard Version
Heaping oppression upon oppression, and deceit upon deceit, they refuse to know me, declares the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
You dwell in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to know Me,” declares the LORD.

King James Bible
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.

New King James Version
Your dwelling place is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me,” says the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
“Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me,” declares the LORD.

NASB 1995
“Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me,” declares the LORD.

NASB 1977
“Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me,” declares the LORD.

Amplified Bible
“Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit [oppression upon oppression and deceit upon deceit]; Through deceit they refuse to know (understand) Me,” says the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
You live in a world of deception. In their deception they refuse to know me. This is the LORD’s declaration.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You live in a world of deception. In their deception they refuse to know Me. This is the LORD’s declaration.

American Standard Version
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your dwelling is within deceit, in their treachery they did not choose to know me, says LORD JEHOVAH

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There is usury upon usury, and deceit upon deceit: they would not know me, saith the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone takes advantage of everyone else, and no one will admit that I am God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit: Through deceit they have refused to know me, saith the Lord.

English Revised Version
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Oppression follows oppression. Deceit follows deceit. They refuse to acknowledge me," declares the LORD.

International Standard Version
You yourself live in the midst of deception, and because they are deceived they do not know me," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me, Saith the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
Your dwelling [is] in the midst of deceit, Through deceit they refused to know Me,” A declaration of YHWH.

NET Bible
They do one act of violence after another, and one deceitful thing after another. They refuse to pay attention to me," says the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
Oppression upon oppression, and deceit upon deceit. They refuse to know me," says the LORD.

World English Bible
Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
thy dwelling is in the midst of deceit, Through deceit they refused to know Me, An affirmation of Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Lament over Zion
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. 7Therefore this is what the LORD of Hosts says: “Behold, I will refine them and test them, for what else can I do because of the daughter of My people?…

Cross References
John 3:19
And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved the darkness rather than the Light because their deeds were evil.

John 3:20
Everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come into the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

1 Samuel 2:12
Now the sons of Eli were wicked men; they had no regard for the LORD

Job 21:14
Yet they say to God: 'Leave us alone! For we have no desire to know Your ways.

Job 21:15
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, and what would we gain if we pray to Him?'

Psalm 120:5
Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech, that I live among the tents of Kedar!

Psalm 120:6
Too long have I dwelt among those who hate peace.


Treasury of Scripture

Your habitation is in the middle of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, said the LORD.

habitation.

Jeremiah 11:19
But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.

Jeremiah 18:18
Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

Jeremiah 20:10
For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

refuse.

Jeremiah 13:10
This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.

Job 21:14,15
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways…

Proverbs 1:24,29
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; …









(6) Thine habitation . . .--The words may be an individualised, and therefore more emphatic, reproduction of the general warning of Jeremiah 9:4. It is, however, better to take them as spoken by Jehovah to the prophet individually. The LXX., following a different reading and punctuation, translates "usury upon usury, deceit upon deceit; they refuse to know Me, saith the Lord." And this has been adopted by Ewald, among recent commentators.

Verse 6. - Thine habitation, etc. According to St. Jerome, this is addressed to the prophet; but it is better to follow the Targum, which makes the clause refer to the Jewish people. The connection is (as Dr. Payne Smith points out)," Trust no one; for thou dwellest surrounded by deceit on every side."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You dwell
שִׁבְתְּךָ֖ (šiḇ·tə·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in the midst
בְּת֣וֹךְ (bə·ṯō·wḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

of deception;
מִרְמָ֑ה (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4820: Deceit, treachery

in their deceit
בְּמִרְמָ֛ה (bə·mir·māh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4820: Deceit, treachery

they refuse
מֵאֲנ֥וּ (mê·’ă·nū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3985: To refuse

to know
דַֽעַת־ (ḏa·‘aṯ-)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3045: To know

Me,”
אוֹתִ֖י (’ō·w·ṯî)
Direct object marker | first person common singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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