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Jeremiah 9 (WEBP)

[1] Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a spring of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
[2] Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men, that I might leave my people and go from them! For they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
[3] “They bend their tongue, as their bow, for falsehood. They have grown strong in the land, but not for truth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they don’t know me,” says Yahweh.
[4] “Everyone beware of his neighbor, and don’t trust in any brother; for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor will go around like a slanderer.
[5] Friends deceive each other, and will not speak the truth. They have taught their tongue to speak lies. They weary themselves committing iniquity.
[6] Your habitation is in the middle of deceit. Through deceit, they refuse to know me,” says Yahweh.
[7] Therefore Yahweh of Armies says, “Behold, I will melt them and test them; for how should I deal with the daughter of my people?
[8] Their tongue is a deadly arrow. It speaks deceit. One speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart, he waits to ambush him.
[9] Shouldn’t I punish them for these things?” says Yahweh. “Shouldn’t my soul be avenged on a nation such as this?
[10] I will weep and wail for the mountains, and lament for the pastures of the wilderness, because they are burned up, so that no one passes through; Men can’t hear the voice of the livestock. Both the birds of the sky and the animals have fled. They are gone.
[11] “I will make Jerusalem heaps, a dwelling place of jackals. I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant.”
[12] Who is wise enough to understand this? Who is he to whom the mouth of Yahweh has spoken, that he may declare it? Why has the land perished and burned up like a wilderness, so that no one passes through?
[13] Yahweh says, “Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice or walked in my ways,
[14] but have walked after the stubbornness of their own heart and after the Baals, which their fathers taught them.”
[15] Therefore Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, says, “Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood and give them poisoned water to drink.
[16] I will scatter them also among the nations, whom neither they nor their fathers have known. I will send the sword after them, until I have consumed them.”
[17] Yahweh of Armies says, “Consider, and call for the mourning women, that they may come. Send for the skillful women, that they may come.
[18] Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears and our eyelids gush out with waters.
[19] For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, ‘How we are ruined! We are greatly confounded because we have forsaken the land, because they have cast down our dwellings.’ ”
[20] Yet hear Yahweh’s word, you women. Let your ear receive the word of his mouth. Teach your daughters wailing. Everyone teach her neighbor a lamentation.
[21] For death has come up into our windows. It has entered into our palaces to cut off the children from outside, and the young men from the streets.
[22] Speak, “Yahweh says, “ ‘The dead bodies of men will fall as dung on the open field, and as the handful after the harvester. No one will gather them.’ ”
[23] Yahweh says, “Don’t let the wise man glory in his wisdom. Don’t let the mighty man glory in his might. Don’t let the rich man glory in his riches.
[24] But let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am Yahweh who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness in the earth, for I delight in these things,” says Yahweh.
[25] “Behold, the days come,” says Yahweh, “that I will punish all those who are circumcised only in their flesh:
[26] Egypt, Judah, Edom, the children of Ammon, Moab, and all who have the corners of their hair cut off, who dwell in the wilderness, for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Jeremiah 9 (KJVS)

[1] Oh that H5414 (8799) my head H7218 were waters H4325, and mine eyes H5869 a fountain H4726 of tears H1832, that I might weep H1058 (8799) day H3119 and night H3915 for the slain H2491 of the daughter H1323 of my people H5971!
[2] Oh that H5414 (8799) I had in the wilderness H4057 a lodging place H4411 of wayfaring men H732 (8802); that I might leave H5800 (8799) my people H5971, and go H3212 (8799) from them! for they [be] all adulterers H5003 (8764), an assembly H6116 of treacherous men H898 (8802).
[3] And they bend H1869 (8686) their tongues H3956 [like] their bow H7198 [for] lies H8267: but they are not valiant H1396 (8804) for the truth H530 upon the earth H776; for they proceed H3318 (8804) from evil H7451 to evil H7451, and they know H3045 (8804) not me, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[4] Take ye heed H8104 (8734) every one H376 of his neighbour H7453, and trust H982 (8799) ye not in any brother H251: for every brother H251 will utterly H6117 (8800) supplant H6117 (8799), and every neighbour H7453 will walk H1980 (8799) with slanders H7400.
[5] And they will deceive H2048 (8762) every one H376 his neighbour H7453, and will not speak H1696 (8762) the truth H571: they have taught H3925 (8765) their tongue H3956 to speak H1696 (8763) lies H8267, [and] weary H3811 (8738) themselves to commit iniquity H5753 (8687).
[6] Thine habitation H3427 (8800) [is] in the midst H8432 of deceit H4820; through deceit H4820 they refuse H3985 (8765) to know H3045 (8800) me, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[7] Therefore thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, Behold, I will melt H6884 (8802) them, and try H974 (8804) them; for how shall I do H6213 (8799) for H6440 the daughter H1323 of my people H5971?
[8] Their tongue H3956 [is as] an arrow H2671 shot out H7819 (8803); it speaketh H1696 (8765) deceit H4820: [one] speaketh H1696 (8762) peaceably H7965 to his neighbour H7453 with his mouth H6310, but in heart H7130 he layeth H7760 (8799) his wait H696.
[9] Shall I not visit H6485 (8799) them for these [things]? saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068: shall not my soul H5315 be avenged H5358 (8691) on such a nation H1471 as this?
[10] For the mountains H2022 will I take up H5375 (8799) a weeping H1065 and wailing H5092, and for the habitations H4999 of the wilderness H4057 a lamentation H7015, because they are burned up H3341 (8738), so that none H376 can pass H5674 (8802) through [them]; neither can [men] hear H8085 (8804) the voice H6963 of the cattle H4735; both the fowl H5775 of the heavens H8064 and the beast H929 are fled H5074 (8804); they are gone H1980 (8804).
[11] And I will make H5414 (8804) Jerusalem H3389 heaps H1530, [and] a den H4583 of dragons H8577; and I will make H5414 (8799) the cities H5892 of Judah H3063 desolate H8077, without an inhabitant H3427 (8802).
[12] Who [is] the wise H2450 man H376, that may understand H995 (8799) this? and [who is he] to whom the mouth H6310 of the LORD H3068 hath spoken H1696 (8765), that he may declare H5046 (8686) it, for what the land H776 perisheth H6 (8804) [and] is burned up H3341 (8738) like a wilderness H4057, that none passeth through H5674 (8802)?
[13] And the LORD H3068 saith H559 (8799), Because they have forsaken H5800 (8800) my law H8451 which I set H5414 (8804) before H6440 them, and have not obeyed H8085 (8804) my voice H6963, neither walked H1980 (8804) therein;
[14] But have walked H3212 (8799) after H310 the imagination H8307 of their own heart H3820, and after H310 Baalim H1168, which their fathers H1 taught H3925 (8765) them:
[15] Therefore thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, the God H430 of Israel H3478; Behold, I will feed H398 (8688) them, [even] this people H5971, with wormwood H3939, and give them water H4325 of gall H7219 to drink H8248 (8689).
[16] I will scatter H6327 (8689) them also among the heathen H1471, whom neither they nor their fathers H1 have known H3045 (8804): and I will send H7971 (8765) a sword H2719 after H310 them, till I have consumed H3615 (8763) them.
[17] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, Consider H995 (8708) ye, and call H7121 (8798) for the mourning women H6969 (8789), that they may come H935 (8799); and send H7971 (8798) for cunning H2450 [women], that they may come H935 (8799):
[18] And let them make haste H4116 (8762), and take up H5375 (8799) a wailing H5092 for us, that our eyes H5869 may run down H3381 (8799) with tears H1832, and our eyelids H6079 gush out H5140 (8799) with waters H4325.
[19] For a voice H6963 of wailing H5092 is heard H8085 (8738) out of Zion H6726, How are we spoiled H7703 (8795)! we are greatly H3966 confounded H954 (8804), because we have forsaken H5800 (8804) the land H776, because our dwellings H4908 have cast [us] out H7993 (8689).
[20] Yet hear H8085 (8798) the word H1697 of the LORD H3068, O ye women H802, and let your ear H241 receive H3947 (8799) the word H1697 of his mouth H6310, and teach H3925 (8761) your daughters H1323 wailing H5092, and every one H802 her neighbour H7468 lamentation H7015.
[21] For death H4194 is come up H5927 (8804) into our windows H2474, [and] is entered H935 (8804) into our palaces H759, to cut off H3772 (8687) the children H5768 from without H2351, [and] the young men H970 from the streets H7339.
[22] Speak H1696 (8761), Thus saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, Even the carcases H5038 of men H120 shall fall H5307 (8804) as dung H1828 upon the open H6440 field H7704, and as the handful H5995 after H310 the harvestman H7114 (8802), and none shall gather H622 (8764) [them].
[23] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, Let not the wise H2450 [man] glory H1984 (8691) in his wisdom H2451, neither let the mighty H1368 [man] glory H1984 (8691) in his might H1369, let not the rich H6223 [man] glory H1984 (8691) in his riches H6239:
[24] But let him that glorieth H1984 (8693) glory H1984 (8691) in this, that he understandeth H7919 (8687) and knoweth H3045 (8800) me, that I [am] the LORD H3068 which exercise H6213 (8802) lovingkindness H2617, judgment H4941, and righteousness H6666, in the earth H776: for in these [things] I delight H2654 (8804), saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[25] Behold, the days H3117 come H935 (8802), saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, that I will punish H6485 (8804) all [them which are] circumcised H4135 (8803) with the uncircumcised H6190;
[26] Egypt H4714, and Judah H3063, and Edom H123, and the children H1121 of Ammon H5983, and Moab H4124, and all [that are] in the utmost H7112 (8803) corners H6285, that dwell H3427 (8802) in the wilderness H4057: for all [these] nations H1471 [are] uncircumcised H6189, and all the house H1004 of Israel H3478 [are] uncircumcised H6189 in the heart H3820.

Young’s Literal Translation

Jeremiah 9 (YLT)

[1] Who doth make my head waters, And mine eye a fountain of tears? And I weep by day and by night, For the wounded of the daughter of my people.
[2] Who doth give me in a wilderness A lodging-place of travellers? And I leave my people, and go from them, For all of them are adulterers, An assembly of treacherous ones.
[3] And they bend their tongue, their bow is a lie, And not for stedfastness have they been mighty in the land, For from evil unto evil they have gone forth, And Me they have not known, An affirmation of Jehovah!
[4] Each of his friend-beware ye, And on any brother, do not trust, For every brother doth utterly supplant, For every friend slanderously doth walk,
[5] And each at his friend they mock, And truth they do not speak, They taught their tongue to speak falsehood, To commit iniquity they have laboured.
[6] thy dwelling is in the midst of deceit, Through deceit they refused to know Me, An affirmation of Jehovah.
[7] Therefore, thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Lo, I am refining them, and have tried them, For how do I do because of the daughter of My people?
[8] 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,
[9] For these things do not I see after them? An affirmation of Jehovah, Against a nation such as this doth not My soul avenge itself?
[10] For the mountains I lift up weeping and wailing, And for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, For they have been burnt up without any passing over, Nor have they heard the voice of cattle, From the fowl of the heavens unto the beast they have fled, they have gone.
[11] And I make Jerusalem become heaps, A habitation of dragons, And the cities of Judah I make a desolation, Without inhabitant.
[12] Who is the wise man? and he understandeth this, And he to whom the mouth of Jehovah spake? And he doth declare it, For what hath the land perished? It hath been burnt up as a wilderness, Without any passing through.
[13] And Jehovah saith: Because of their forsaking My law that I set before them, And they have not hearkened to My voice nor walked in it,
[14] And they walk after the stubbornness of their heart, And after the Baalim, that their fathers taught them,
[15] Therefore, thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: Lo, I am causing them-this people-to eat wormwood, And I have caused them to drink water of gall,
[16] And I have scattered them among nations Which they knew not, they and their fathers, And have sent after them the sword, Till I have consumed them.
[17] Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Consider ye, and call for mourning women, And they come, And to the wise women send, and they come,
[18] And they hasten, and lift up for us a wailing. And run down our eyes do tears, And from our eyelids do waters flow.
[19] For-a voice of wailing is heard from Zion: How have we been spoiled! We have been greatly ashamed, Because we have forsaken the land, Because they have cast down our tabernacles.
[20] But hear, ye women, a word of Jehovah, And your ear receiveth a word of His mouth, And teach ye your daughters wailing, and each her neighbour lamentation.
[21] For death hath come up into our windows, It hath come into our palaces, To cut off the suckling from without, Young men from the broad places.
[22] Speak thus-an affirmation of Jehovah, And fallen hath the carcase of man, As dung on the face of the field, And as a handful after the reaper, And there is none gathering.
[23] Thus said Jehovah: Let not the wise boast himself in his wisdom, Nor let the mighty boast himself in his might, Let not the rich boast himself in his riches,
[24] But-in this let the boaster boast himself, In understanding and knowing Me, For I am Jehovah, doing kindness, Judgment, and righteousness, in the earth, For in these I have delighted, An affirmation of Jehovah.
[25] Lo, days are coming-an affirmation of Jehovah, And I have laid a charge on all circumcised in the foreskin,
[26] On Egypt, and on Judah, and on Edom, And on the sons of Ammon, and on Moab, And on all cutting the corner of the beard, Who are dwelling in the wilderness, For all the nations are uncircumcised, And all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart!