Isaiah 29:13
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New International Version
The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.

New Living Translation
And so the Lord says, "These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.

English Standard Version
And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,

New American Standard Bible
Then the Lord said, "Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,

King James Bible
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Lord said: Because these people approach Me with their mouths to honor Me with lip-service-- yet their hearts are far from Me, and their worship consists of man-made rules learned by rote--

International Standard Version
Then the Lord said: "Because these people draw near with their mouths and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, worship of me has become merely like rules taught by human beings.

NET Bible
The sovereign master says, "These people say they are loyal to me; they say wonderful things about me, but they are not really loyal to me. Their worship consists of nothing but man-made ritual.

New Heart English Bible
And the Lord said, "Because these people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but they have removed their heart far from me, and in vain do they worship me, teaching the commandments and instructions of men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord says, "These people worship me with their mouths and honor me with their lips. But their hearts are far from me, and their worship of me is [based on] rules made by humans.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the Lord said: Forasmuch as this people draw near, And with their mouth and with their lips do honour Me, But have removed their heart far from Me, And their fear of Me is a command-ment of men learned by rote;

New American Standard 1977
Then the Lord said,
            “Because this people draw near with their words
            And honor Me with their lip service,
            But they remove their hearts far from Me,
            And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people sacrifice unto me and honour me with their lips, but have removed their heart far from me, and their worship with which they honour me was taught by the commandment of men:

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore the Lord said, Since this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

American King James Version
Why the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

American Standard Version
And the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw nigh unto me , and with their mouth and with their lips to honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which hath been taught them ;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said: Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips glorify me, but their heart is far from me, and they have feared me with the commandment and doctrines of men:

Darby Bible Translation
And the Lord saith, Forasmuch as this people draw near with their mouth, and honour me with their lips, but their heart is removed far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught of men;

English Revised Version
And the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw nigh unto me, and with their mouth and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which hath been taught them:

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear towards me is taught by the precept of men:

World English Bible
The Lord said, "Because this people draws near with their mouth and with their lips to honor me, but they have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which has been taught;

Young's Literal Translation
And the Lord saith: Because drawn near hath this people, with its mouth, And with its lips they have honoured Me, And its heart it hath put far off from Me, And their fear of Me is -- A precept of men is taught!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
29:9-16 The security of sinners in sinful ways, is cause for lamentation and wonder. The learned men, through prejudice, said that the Divine prophecies were obscure; and the poor urged their want of learning. The Bible is a sealed book to every man, learned or unlearned, till he begins to study it with a simple heart and a teachable spirit, that he may thence learn the truth and the will of God. To worship God, is to approach him. And if the heart be full of his love and fear, out of the abundance of it the mouth will speak; but there are many whose religion is lip-labour only. When they pretend to be speaking to God, they are thinking of a thousand foolish things. They worship the God of Israel according to their own devices. Numbers are only formal in worship. And their religion is only to comply with custom, and to serve their own interest. But the wanderings of mind, and defects in devotion, which are the believer's burden, are very different from the withdrawing of the heart from God, so severely blamed. And those who make religion no more than a pretence, to serve a turn, deceive themselves. And as those that quarrel with God, so those that think to conceal themselves from him, in effect charge him with folly. But all their perverse conduct shall be entirely done away.
Study Bible
Woe to the City of David
12Then the book will be given to the one who is illiterate, saying, "Please read this." And he will say, "I cannot read." 13Then the Lord said, "Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote, 14Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; And the wisdom of their wise men will perish, And the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed."…
Cross References
Matthew 15:8
These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me.

Matthew 15:9
They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men.'"

Mark 7:6
Jesus answered them, "Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written: 'These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me.

Mark 7:7
They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men.'

Colossians 2:22
These will all perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.

1 Samuel 15:30
Then he said, "I have sinned; but please honor me now before the elders of my people and before Israel, and go back with me, that I may worship the LORD your God."

Psalm 17:1
A Prayer of David. Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.

Psalm 50:16
But to the wicked God says, "What right have you to tell of My statutes And to take My covenant in your mouth?

Isaiah 29:1
Woe, O Ariel, Ariel the city where David once camped! Add year to year, observe your feasts on schedule.

Isaiah 29:12
Then the book will be given to the one who is illiterate, saying, "Please read this." And he will say, "I cannot read."
Treasury of Scripture

Why the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

forasmuch

Isaiah 10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people …

Isaiah 48:1,2 Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of …

Isaiah 58:2,3 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation …

Psalm 17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer, …

Jeremiah 3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned …

Jeremiah 5:1 Run you to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, …

Jeremiah 12:2 You have planted them, yes, they have taken root: they grow, yes, …

Jeremiah 42:2-4,20 And said to Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech you, our supplication …

Ezekiel 33:31-33 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you …

Matthew 15:7-9 You hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying…

their fear

2 Chronicles 29:1 Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and …

2 Chronicles 30:1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also …

2 Chronicles 31:1 Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went …

Proverbs 30:6 Add you not to his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.

Matthew 15:2-6 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for …

Mark 7:2-13 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that …

Colossians 2:22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments …

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