Mark 7:7
Good News Translation
It is no use for them to worship me, because they teach human rules as though they were my laws!'

Contemporary English Version
It is useless for you to worship me, when you teach rules made up by humans."

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

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And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and precepts of men.

in vain.

1 Samuel 12:21 And turn not aside after vain things, which shall never profit you, nor deliver you, because they are vain.

Malachi 3:14 And you have said: What have we spoken against thee? You have said: He laboureth in vain that serveth God, and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinances, and that we have walked sorrowful before the Lord of hosts?

Matthew 6:7 And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they may be heard.

Matthew 15:9 And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and commandments of men.

1 Corinthians 15:14,58 And if Christ be not risen again, then is our preaching vain: and your faith is also vain. . . .

Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions and genealogies and contentions and strivings about the law. For they are unprofitable and vain.

James 1:26 And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

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

the commandments.

Deuteronomy 12:32 What I command thee, that only do thou to the Lord: neither add any thing, nor diminish.

Colossians 2:22 Which all are unto destruction by the very use, according to the precepts and doctrines of men.

1 Timothy 4:1-3 Now the Spirit manifestly saith that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error and doctrines of devils, . . .

Revelation 14:11,12 And the smoke of their torments, shall ascend up for ever and ever: neither have they rest day nor night, who have adored the beast and his image and whoever receiveth the character of his name. . . .

Revelation 22:18 For I testify to every one that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book: If any man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues written in this book.

Context
Tradition and Worship
6But he answering, said to them: Well did Isaias prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and precepts of men. 8For leaving the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, the washing of pots and of cups: and many other things you do like to these.…
Cross References
Isaiah 29:13
And the Lord said: Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips glorify me, but their heart is far from me, and they have feared me with the commandment and doctrines of men:

Matthew 15:9
And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and commandments of men.

Additional Translations
They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men.’

and they worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'

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

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

But in vain do they worship me, teaching [as their] teachings commandments of men.

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

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

But idle is their devotion while they lay down precepts which are mere human rules.'

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

and in vain do they worship Me, teaching teachings, commands of men;
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