New International Version
They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'
New Living Translation
Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.'
English Standard Version
in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’
Berean Study Bible
They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men.'
Berean Literal Bible
and they worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'
New American Standard Bible
'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'
King James Bible
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men.
International Standard Version
Their worship of me is worthless, because they teach human rules as doctrines.'
They worship me in vain, teaching as doctrine the commandments of men.'
New Heart English Bible
But in vain do they worship me, teaching instructions that are the commandments of men.'
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
'And in vain they pay reverence to me as they teach doctrines of commandments of the sons of men.'
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their worship of me is pointless, because their teachings are rules made by humans.'
New American Standard 1977
‘BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME,
TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.’
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
7:1-13 One great design of Christ's coming was, to set aside the ceremonial law; and to make way for this, he rejects the ceremonies men added to the law of God's making. Those clean hands and that pure heart which Christ bestows on his disciples, and requires of them, are very different from the outward and superstitious forms of Pharisees of every age. Jesus reproves them for rejecting the commandment of God. It is clear that it is the duty of children, if their parents are poor, to relieve them as far as they are able; and if children deserve to die that curse their parents, much more those that starve them. But if a man conformed to the traditions of the Pharisees, they found a device to free him from the claim of this duty.
Study BibleTradition and Worship
…6Jesus 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. 7They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men.’ 8You have disregarded the commandment of God to keep the tradition of men.”…
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,
They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men.'"
Treasury of Scripture
However, in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
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