And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and
weary themselves to commit iniquity.
Thine habitation is
in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people?
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.
Shall I not visit them for these things
? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them
; neither can men
hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beast are fled; they are gone.
And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and
a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he
to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth and
is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through?