New American Standard Bible
'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'
King James Bible
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Darby Bible Translation
But in vain do they worship me, teaching as their teachings commandments of men.
World English Bible
But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'
Young's Literal Translation
and in vain do they worship Me, teaching teachings, commands of men;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For doctrines - For commands of God binding on the conscience. Imposing "your" traditions as equal in authority to the laws of God.
LibraryThe Influence of Tradition.
"Making the word of God of none effect through your traditions: and many such like things ye do."--ST. MARK vii. 13. Such was our Lord's word to the Pharisees; and if we turn to our own life it is difficult if not impossible for us fully to estimate the influence which traditions exercise upon it. They are so woven into the web of thought and opinion, and daily habits and practices, that none of us can claim to escape them. Moreover, as any institution or society grows older, this influence of the …
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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,
'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'"
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