Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And they come to thee as the people come, and they sit before thee as my people. And they hear thy words, but do not do them. For with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain.

New American Standard Bible

They come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires expressed by their mouth, and their heart goes after their gain.

King James Version

And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Holman Bible

So My people come to you in crowds, sit in front of you, and hear your words, but they don’t obey them. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest profit.

International Standard Version

Then they come to you as a group, sit down right in front of you as if they were my people, hear your words and then they don't do what you say because they're seeking only their own desires, they pursue ill-gotten profits, and they keep following their own self-interests.

American Standard Version

And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but do them not; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their gain.

Amplified

They come to you as people come, and they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not practice them; for with their mouth they express loving devotion, but their heart goes after their (unlawful) gain.

Bible in Basic English

And they come to you as my people come, and are seated before you as my people, hearing your words but doing them not: for deceit is in their mouth and their heart goes after profit for themselves.

Darby Translation

And they come unto thee as a people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they do them not; for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their dishonest gain.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will come to thee, according to the coming of the people, and they will sit before thee my people, and they heard thy words, and they did them not: for they making loves with their mouth, their heart went after their plunder.

King James 2000

And they come unto you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their covetousness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they come to you {as people do}, and they sit {before you}, and my people hear your words, and they do not do them, for they [are] showing passion in their mouth, but their heart [is] going after ill-gotten gain.

Modern King James verseion

And they come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words. But they will not do them. For with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their unjust gain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

These come unto thee, after the manner of a great people: yea, my people sit down before thee, and hear thy words, but they do not thereafter: for in their mouths they show themselves, as though they were fervent, but their heart goeth after their own covetous lucre.

NET Bible

They come to you in crowds, and they sit in front of you as my people. They hear your words, but do not obey them. For they talk lustfully, and their heart is set on their own advantage.

New Heart English Bible

They come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain.

The Emphasized Bible

That they may come unto thee as people do come And may sit before thee as my people, And they will hear thy words, But the, words themselves, they not do, - though fond with their mouths, they seem to be, After their unjust gain, their heart is going.

Webster

And they come to thee as the people come, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

World English Bible

They come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but don't do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain.

Youngs Literal Translation

And they come in unto thee as the coming in of a people, And they sit before thee -- My people, And have heard thy words, and they do them not, For doting loves with their mouth they are making, After their dishonest gain their heart is going.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

unto thee as the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

מבוא 
Mabow' 
Usage: 23

and they sit
ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

thee as my people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

but they will not do

Usage: 0

עגב 
`egeb 
Usage: 2

הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

References

Context Readings

Ezekiel Appointed As A Watchman And His Responsibility

30 And as for thee, son of man, the sons of thy people talk of thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, each one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that comes forth f 31 And they come to thee as the people come, and they sit before thee as my people. And they hear thy words, but do not do them. For with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain. 32 And, lo, thou are to them as a very lovely song of he who has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument. For they hear thy words, but they do not do them.



Cross References

Psalm 78:36-37

But they flattered him with their mouth, and lied to him with their tongue.

Isaiah 29:13

And LORD said, Inasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and honor me with their lips, but have removed their heart far from me, {but in vain they worship me (LXX/NT)}, {teaching the commandments and doctrines of men

Ezekiel 8:1

And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth [month], in the fifth [day] of the month, as I sat in my house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of lord LORD fell there upon me.

Matthew 13:22

And that which was sown in the thorns, this is he who hears the word, and the care of this age, and the deceitfulness of wealth, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

Luke 6:48-49

He is like a man who builds a house, who dug and excavated, and laid a foundation upon the rock. And when a flood developed, the stream beat upon that house, and could not shake it, for it had been founded upon the rock.

Luke 11:28

But he said, Blessed rather, are those who hear the word of God, and keep it.

James 1:22-24

But become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Deuteronomy 5:28-29

And LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spoke to me. And LORD said to me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken to thee. They have well said all that they have spoken.

Isaiah 28:13

Therefore the word of LORD shall be to them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little, that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Jeremiah 6:16-17

Thus says LORD, Stand ye in the ways and see. And ask for the old paths where is the good way. And walk in it, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk.

Jeremiah 23:33-38

And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of LORD? Then thou shall say to them, What burden! I will cast you off, says LORD.

Jeremiah 43:1-7

And it came to pass that, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking to all the people all the words of LORD their God, with which LORD their God had sent him to them, even all these words,

Jeremiah 44:16

As for the word that thou have spoken to us in the name of LORD, we will not hearken to thee.

Ezekiel 14:1

Then certain of the elders of Israel came to me, and sat before me.

Ezekiel 20:1-32

And it came to pass in the seventh year, in the fifth [month], the tenth [day] of the month, that certain of the elders of Israel came to inquire of LORD, and sat before me.

Ezekiel 22:27

Her rulers in the midst of it are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain.

Matthew 6:24

No man can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or he will hold to one, and disparage the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Matthew 7:24-27

Therefore every man, whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will compare him to a wise man who built his house upon the rock.

Matthew 19:22

But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowing, for he was having many possessions.

Luke 8:21

But having answered, he said to them, My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.

Luke 10:39

And she was sister to this woman called Mary, who also, having sat at Jesus' feet, was listening to his word.

Luke 12:15-21

And he said to them, Watch, and keep away from greed, because to any man, life to him is not in the abundance of things possessed by him.

Luke 16:14

And the Pharisees, being lovers of money, heard all these things, and they sneered him.

Acts 10:33

Immediately therefore I sent to thee, and thou did well having come. Now therefore we are all present in the sight of God, to hear all the things commanded thee by God.

Ephesians 5:5

For ye are men who know this, that no fornicator, or unclean man, or covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God.

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who want to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, which sink men in destruction and ruin.

James 2:14-16

What is the benefit, my brothers, if some man should say to have faith, but has no works? Can the faith save him?

1 John 3:17-18

But whoever has the world's living, and sees his brother having need, and closes his bowels from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

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