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 godless nation, and against the people of my wrath will I 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 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 the 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 the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching God.
[A prayer of David.] Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.
And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned unto me with her whole heart, but in pretense, says the LORD.
And though they say, The LORD lives; surely they swear falsely.
You have planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: you are near in their mouth, and far from their heart.
And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech you, our supplication be accepted before you, and pray for us unto the LORD your God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but a few of many, as your eyes do behold us:)
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.
You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
Add not unto his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.
Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they found fault.
Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.