New Living Translation
Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.'"
King James Bible
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Darby Bible Translation
but in vain do they worship me, teaching as teachings commandments of men.
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.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:9 Teaching the commandments of men - As equal with, nay, superior to, those of God. What can be a more heinous sin?
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. …
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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.
Then Jesus called to the crowd to come and hear. "Listen," he said, "and try to understand.
Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.'
Such rules are mere human teachings about things that deteriorate as we use them.
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