New International Version
"'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
King James Bible
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Darby Bible Translation
This people honour me with the lips, but their heart is far away from me;
World English Bible
'These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Young's Literal Translation
This people doth draw nigh to Me with their mouth, and with the lips it doth honour Me, but their heart is far off from Me;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Their heart is far from me - The true worship of God consists in the union of the heart to him - where this exists not, a particle of the spirit of devotion cannot be found.
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth - This clause, which is taken from Isaiah 29:13, is omitted by several excellent MSS., and by several versions and fathers. Erasmus, Mill, Drusius, and Bengel, approve of the omission, and Griesbach has left it out of the text; but as I find it in the prophet, the place from which it is quoted, I dare not omit it, howsoever respectable the above authorities may appear.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley, Second Sunday in Lent, 1872. St Matthew xv. 22-28. "And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Perseverance of Faith
The Deaf Stammerer Healed and Four Thousand Fed.
Third Withdrawal from Herod's Territory.
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.
You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
He replied, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: "'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.
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