New Living Translation
These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:8 Their heart is far from me - And without this all outward worship is mere mockery of God. Isaiah 29:13.
LibraryHow to Make Use of Christ for Cleansing of us from Our Daily Spots.
Having spoken of the way of making use of Christ for removing the guilt of our daily transgressions, we come to speak of the way of making use of Christ, for taking away the guilt that cleaveth to the soul, through daily transgressions; "for every sin defileth the man," Matt. xv. 20; and the best are said to have their spots, and to need washing, which presupposeth filthiness and defilement, Eph. v. 27. John xiii. 8-10. Hence we are so oft called to this duty of washing and making us clean. Isa. …
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life
Second Withdrawal from Herod's Territory.
Another Avoiding of Herod's Territory.
Jesus Fails to Attend the Third Passover.
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.
You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote,
Jesus replied, "You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote, These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
so that everyone will honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son is certainly not honoring the Father who sent him.
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