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Jeremiah 9:3

pThey bend their tongue like a bow;

falsehood and not truth has grown strong3 in the land;

for they proceed from evil to evil,

qand they do not know me, declares the Lord.

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Jeremiah 9:3 — The New International Version (NIV)

“They make ready their tongue

like a bow, to shoot lies;

it is not by truth

that they triumph in the land.

They go from one sin to another;

they do not acknowledge me,”

declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

Jeremiah 9:3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“My people bend their tongues like bows

to shoot out lies.

They refuse to stand up for the truth.

They only go from bad to worse.

They do not know me,”

says the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“And like their bow they have bent their tongues for lies.

They are not valiant for the truth on the earth.

For they proceed from evil to evil,

And they do not know Me,” says the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:3 — New Century Version (NCV)

“They use their tongues like a bow,

shooting lies from their mouths like arrows.

Lies, not truth,

have grown strong in the land.

They go from one evil thing to another.

They do not know who I am,” says the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And they bend their tongue, as it were their bow, for falsehood; and they are grown strong in the land, but not for truth: for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith Jehovah.

Jeremiah 9:3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And they bend their tongue, their bow of falsehood, and not for fidelity are they valiant in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith Jehovah.

Jeremiah 9:3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

They use their tongues like bows that shoot arrows.

Lies and dishonesty rule the land.

They go from one evil thing to another,

and they don’t know me,” declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

They bent their tongues like their bows;

lies and not faithfulness prevail in the land,

for they proceed from one evil to another,

and they do not take Me into account.

This is the Lord’s declaration.

Jeremiah 9:3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

They bend their tongues like bows;

they have grown strong in the land for falsehood, and not for truth;

for they proceed from evil to evil,

and they do not know me, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And they bend their tongue like their bow,

for falsehood and not truth is superior in the land,

for they go forth from evil to evil,

and they do not know me,” declares Yahweh.

Jeremiah 9:3 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

“They get ready to use

their tongues like bows,”

announces the Lord.

“Their mouths shoot out lies like arrows.

They tell lies to gain power in the land.

They go from one sin to another.

They do not pay any attention to me.

Jeremiah 9:3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“They bend their tongue like their bow;

Lies and not truth prevail in the land;

For they proceed from evil to evil,

And they do not know Me,” declares the Lord.