New International Version
Your rich people are violent; your inhabitants are liars and their tongues speak deceitfully.
King James Bible
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
For her rich men are full of violence, and her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
World English Bible
Her rich men are full of violence, her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.
Young's Literal Translation
Whose rich ones have been full of violence, And its inhabitants have spoken falsehood, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
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For the rich men thereof are full of violence - This shows that they did not love mercy.
The inhabitants thereof have spoken lies - This shows that they did not humble themselves to walk with God.
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