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[a] O that my head were a spring of water,
    and my eyes a fountain of tears,
so that I might weep day and night
    for the slain of my poor people!

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  1. Jeremiah 9:1 Ch 8.23 in Heb

Beware of your neighbors,
    and put no trust in any of your kin;[a]
for all your kin[b] are supplanters,
    and every neighbor goes around like a slanderer.
They all deceive their neighbors,
    and no one speaks the truth;
they have taught their tongues to speak lies;
    they commit iniquity and are too weary to repent.[c]
Oppression upon oppression, deceit[d] upon deceit!
    They refuse to know me, says the Lord.

Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts:
I will now refine and test them,
    for what else can I do with my sinful people?[e]

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  1. Jeremiah 9:4 Heb in a brother
  2. Jeremiah 9:4 Heb for every brother
  3. Jeremiah 9:5 Cn Compare Gk: Heb they weary themselves with iniquity. Your dwelling
  4. Jeremiah 9:6 Cn: Heb Your dwelling in the midst of deceit
  5. Jeremiah 9:7 Or my poor people