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Matthew 15:8–9

o“ ‘This people honors me with their lips,

but their heart is far from me;

in vain do they worship me,

teaching as pdoctrines the commandments of men.’ ”

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Matthew 15:8–9 — The New International Version (NIV)

“ ‘These people honor me with their lips,

but their hearts are far from me.

They worship me in vain;

their teachings are merely human rules.

Matthew 15:8–9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Matthew 15:8–9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

These people honor me with their lips,

but their hearts are far from me.

Their worship is a farce,

for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’

Matthew 15:8–9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

These people draw near to Me with their mouth,

And honor Me with their lips,

But their heart is far from Me.

And in vain they worship Me,

Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ”

Matthew 15:8–9 — New Century Version (NCV)

‘These people show honor to me with words,

but their hearts are far from me.

Their worship of me is worthless.

The things they teach are nothing but human rules.’ ”

Matthew 15:8–9 — American Standard Version (ASV)

This people honoreth me with their lips;

But their heart is far from me.

But in vain do they worship me,

Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.

Matthew 15:8–9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

This people honour me with the lips, but their heart is far away from me; but in vain do they worship me, teaching as teachings commandments of men.

Matthew 15:8–9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

‘These people honor me with their lips, 

but their hearts are far from me. 

Their worship of me is pointless, 

because their teachings are rules made by humans.’ ” 

Matthew 15:8–9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

These people honor Me with their lips,

but their heart is far from Me.

They worship Me in vain,

teaching as doctrines the commands of men.

Matthew 15:8–9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

This people honors me with their lips,

but their hearts are far from me;

in vain do they worship me,

teaching human precepts as doctrines.’ ”

Matthew 15:8–9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

‘This people honors me with their lips,

but their heart is far, far away from me,

and they worship me in vain,

teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ”

Matthew 15:8–9 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

“ ‘These people honor me by what they say.

But their hearts are far away from me.

Their worship doesn’t mean anything to me.

They teach nothing but human rules.’ ”

Matthew 15:8–9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

This people honors Me with their lips,

But their heart is far away from Me.

But in vain do they worship Me,

Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’ ”