New American Standard Bible
"You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:
King James Bible
Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
Hypocrites! well has Esaias prophesied about you, saying,
World English Bible
You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
'Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Ye hypocrites! - See the notes at Matthew 7:5. Hypocrisy is the concealment of some base principle under the pretence of religion. Never was there a clearer instance of it than this an attempt to get rid of the duty of providing for needy parents under an appearance of piety toward God.
Esaias - That is, Isaiah. This prophecy is found in Isaiah 29:13.
Prophesy of you - That is, he spoke of the people of his day of the Jews, as Jews - in terms that apply to the whole people. He properly characterized the nation in calling them hypocrites. The words are applicable to the nation at all times, and they apply, therefore, to you. He did not mean particularly to speak of the nation in the time of Christ, but he spoke of them as having a national character of hypocrisy. Compare the notes at Matthew 1:22-23.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xv. 21,"Jesus Went Out Thence, and Withdrew into the Parts of Tyre and Sidon. And Behold, a Canaanitish Woman,"
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he is not to honor his father or his mother.' And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.
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