Matthew 15:9
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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 in vain they worship Me, 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
But in vain they do 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 empty, because they teach human rules as doctrines.'"

NET Bible
and they worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
'And they revere me in vain while they teach the doctrines of the commandments of man.' “

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.’”



Jubilee Bible 2000
But in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and commandments of men.

King James 2000 Bible
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

American King James Version
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

American Standard Version
But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and commandments of men.

Darby Bible Translation
but in vain do they worship me, teaching [as] teachings commandments of men.

English Revised Version
But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Weymouth New Testament
but it is in vain they worship Me, while they lay down precepts which are mere human rules.'"

World English Bible
And in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrine rules made by men.'"

Young's Literal Translation
and in vain do they worship Me, teaching teachings -- commands of men.'

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:1-9 Additions to God's laws reflect upon his wisdom, as if he had left out something which was needed, and which man could supply; in one way or other they always lead men to disobey God. How thankful ought we to be for the written word of God! Never let us think that the religion of the Bible can be improved by any human addition, either in doctrine or practice. Our blessed Lord spoke of their traditions as inventions of their own, and pointed out one instance in which this was very clear, that of their transgressing the fifth commandment. When a parent's wants called for assistance, they pleaded, that they had devoted to the temple all they could spare, even though they did not part with it, and therefore their parents must expect nothing from them. This was making the command of God of no effect. The doom of hypocrites is put in a little compass; In vain do they worship me. It will neither please God, nor profit themselves; they trust in vanity, and vanity will be their recompence.
Study Bible
Tradition and Worship
8‘These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. 9They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men.’” 10Jesus called the crowd to Him and said, “Listen and understand.…
Cross References
Isaiah 29:13
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,

Matthew 15:10
Jesus called the crowd to Him and said, "Listen and understand.

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.
Treasury of Scripture

But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

in.

Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the …

Leviticus 26:16,20 I also will do this to you; I will even appoint over you terror, …

1 Samuel 25:21 Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow …

Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted …

Psalm 73:13 Truly I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence.

Ecclesiastes 5:2-7 Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter …

Isaiah 1:13-15 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination to me; the …

Isaiah 58:1-3 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show …

Malachi 3:14 You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that …

Mark 7:7 However, in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments …

1 Corinthians 15:2 By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached …

James 2:20 But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

teaching.

Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not …

Proverbs 30:5,6 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield to them that put their trust in him…

Isaiah 29:13 Why the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their …

Colossians 2:18-22 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and …

1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister …

1 Timothy 4:1-3,6,7 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall …

Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn …

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is …

Revelation 22:18 For I testify to every man that hears the words of the prophecy of …

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