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Jeremiah 8:8

h“How can you say, ‘We are wise,

and the law of the Lord is with us’?

But behold, the lying pen of the scribes

has made it into a lie.

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Jeremiah 8:8 — The New International Version (NIV)

“ ‘How can you say, “We are wise,

for we have the law of the Lord,”

when actually the lying pen of the scribes

has handled it falsely?

Jeremiah 8:8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.

Jeremiah 8:8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“ ‘How can you say, “We are wise because we have the word of the Lord,”

when your teachers have twisted it by writing lies?

Jeremiah 8:8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“How can you say, ‘We are wise,

And the law of the Lord is with us’?

Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood.

Jeremiah 8:8 — New Century Version (NCV)

“ ‘You keep saying, “We are wise,

because we have the teachings of the Lord.”

But actually, those who explain the Scriptures

have written lies with their pens.

Jeremiah 8:8 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of Jehovah is with us? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes hath wrought falsely.

Jeremiah 8:8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of Jehovah is with us? Behold, certainly the lying pen of the scribes hath made it falsehood.

Jeremiah 8:8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“ ‘How can you say that you are wise

and that you have the Lord’s teachings?

The scribes have used their pens to turn these teachings into lies.

Jeremiah 8:8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“How can you claim, ‘We are wise;

the law of the Lord is with us’?

In fact, the lying pen of scribes

has produced falsehood.

Jeremiah 8:8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

How can you say, “We are wise,

and the law of the Lord is with us,”

when, in fact, the false pen of the scribes

has made it into a lie?

Jeremiah 8:8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

How can you say, ‘We are wise and the law of Yahweh is with us’?

Look, surely the lying stylus of the scribes has made it a lie.

Jeremiah 8:8 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

“ ‘ “How can you people say, ‘We are wise.

We have the law of the Lord’?

Actually, the teachers of the law have told lies about it.

Their pens have not written what is true.

Jeremiah 8:8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

How can you say, ‘We are wise,

And the law of the Lord is with us’?

But behold, the lying pen of the scribes

Has made it into a lie.