New Living Translation
Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.'
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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LibraryThe Sighs of Christ
(Twelfth Sunday after Trinity.) Mark vii. 34, 35. And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. Why did the Lord Jesus look up to heaven? And why, too, did he sigh? He looked up to heaven, we may believe, because he looked to God the Father; to God, of whom the glorious collect tells us, that he is more ready to hear than we to pray, and is wont to give more …
Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons
The Deaf and Dumb.
Barriers Broken Down
And so the Lord says, "These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.
Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.'"
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