New American Standard Bible
'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.
King James Bible
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Darby Bible Translation
This people honour me with the lips, but their heart is far away from me;
World English Bible
'These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Young's Literal Translation
This people doth draw nigh to Me with their mouth, and with the lips it doth honour Me, but their heart is far off from Me;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Draweth nigh unto me with their mouth ... - That is, they are regular in the forms of worship; they are strict in ceremonial observances, and keep the law outwardly; but God requires the heart, and that they have not rendered.
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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,
"You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:
And He said to them, "Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: 'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.
so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
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