New American Standard Bible
'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'"
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In vain do they worship me - That is, their attempts to worship are "vain," or are not real worship - they are mere "forms."
Teaching for doctrines ... - The word "doctrines," here, means the requirements of religion - things to be believed and practiced in religion.
God only has a right to declare what shall be done in his service; but they held their traditions to be superior to the written word of God, and taught them as doctrines binding the conscience. See the notes at Isaiah 29:13.
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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,
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'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'
(which all refer to things destined to perish with use)-- in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?
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