(A)They bend their tongue like a bow;
    falsehood and not truth has grown strong[a] in the land;
for they proceed from evil to evil,
    (B)and they do not know me, declares the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:3 Septuagint; Hebrew and not for truth they have grown strong

Everyone deceives his neighbor,
    and no one speaks the truth;
they have taught their tongue to speak lies;
    they weary themselves committing iniquity.

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And when he had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying:

“Since through you we enjoy much peace, and since by your foresight, (A)most excellent Felix, reforms are being made for this nation,

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For we have found this man a plague, (A)one who stirs up riots among all the Jews throughout the world and is a ringleader of (B)the sect of the Nazarenes.

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May the Lord cut off all (A)flattering lips,
    the tongue that makes (B)great boasts,
those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,
    our lips are with us; who is master over us?”

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The Steadfast Love of God Endures

To the choirmaster. A Maskil[a] of David, when (A)Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”

52 Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
    The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
Your (B)tongue plots destruction,
    like (C)a sharp razor, you (D)worker of deceit.
You love evil more than good,
    and (E)lying more than speaking what is right. Selah
You love all words that devour,
    O deceitful tongue.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 52:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term

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