New International Version
They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Honoreth me - Με τιμᾳ - but the Codex Bezae, and three copies of the Itala, have με αγαπᾳ, loveth me: - the Ethiopic has both readings.
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The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.
They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'"
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