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Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
I will send him against a profane nation, and against the people of my wrath. I will give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and have come forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways. As a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God, they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to God.
Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry. Give ear to my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.
And though they say, As LORD lives, surely they swear falsely.
Thou have planted them. Yea, they have taken root, they grow. Yea, they bring forth fruit. Thou are near in their mouth, and far from their heart.
and said to Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we pray thee, our supplication be presented before thee, and pray for us to LORD thy God, even for all this remnant, for we are left but a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us,
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.
Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying,
Add thou not to his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.
And having seen some of his disciples eating their loaves with profane hands, that is, unwashed, they accused them.
(which are all things for consumption by use), according to the commandments and teachings of men?
a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.