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Jeremiah 9:8

    Jeremiah 9:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he lays his wait.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth wait for him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    His tongue is an arrow causing death; the words of his mouth are deceit: he says words of peace to his neighbour, but in his heart he is waiting secretly for him.

    Webster's Revision

    Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth wait for him.

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth wait for him.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 9:8

    An arrow shot out - Rather, "a murderous arrow."

    In heart he layeth his wait - Rather, "inwardly he layeth his ambush."