King James Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English 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.
Young's Literal Translation
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,
Jeremiah 9:8 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
in heart: Heb. in the midst of him
his wait: or, wait for him
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.Jeremiah 9:8 Parallel Commentaries
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They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.
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