Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 hypocritical nation, and upon the people of my wrath will I send him to take spoil and to take prey and to ready them that they might be tread down like the mire of the streets.
Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, who call yourselves by the name of Israel, those that are come forth out of the waters of Judah, those who swear by the name of the LORD and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
That they seek me daily and want to know my ways, as people that do righteousness and have not forsaken the rights of their God: they ask me of the rights of righteousness and desire to approach God.
Hear righteousness, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that does not go out of feigned lips.
And yet for all this her rebellious sister Judah has never turned unto me with her whole heart, but untruthfully, said the LORD.
And if they should say, The LORD lives; surely they swear falsely.
Thou hast planted them, and they have taken root: they grow, and they bring forth fruit; thou art near in their mouth and far from their kidneys.
and said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech thee, our supplication be accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the 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 shall come unto thee as the people come, and they shall be before thee, my people, and they shall hear thy words, but they shall not do them; for with their mouth they flatter, but their heart goes after their covetousness.
Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
Do not add unto 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.
who upon seeing some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they condemned them.
Which all perish with the using, because they are the commandments and doctrines of men,
The double minded man is unstable in all his ways.