New International Version
You live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith Jehovah.
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.
Jeremiah 9:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And weary themselves to commit iniquity - O, what a drudgery is sin! and how much labor must a man take in order to get to hell! The tenth part of it, in working together with God, would bring him to the gate of glory.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryIndia's Ills and England's Sorrows
It would seem as if some men had been sent into this world for the very purpose of being the world's weepers. God's great house is thoroughly furnished with everything, everything that can express the thoughts and the emotions of the inhabitant, God hath made. I find in nature, plants to be everlasting weepers. There by the lonely brook, where the maiden cast away her life, the willow weeps for ever; and there in the grave yard where men lie slumbering till the trumpet of the archangel shall awaken …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Steadfast unto the End
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
1 Samuel 2:12
Eli's sons were scoundrels; they had no regard for the LORD.
Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways.
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?'
Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek, that I live among the tents of Kedar!
Too long have I lived among those who hate peace.
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