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He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Therefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people sacrifice unto me and honour me with their lips, but have removed their heart far from me, and their worship with which they honour me was taught by the commandment of men:
Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
And when they did not agree among themselves, they departed, after Paul had spoken this word, Well spoke the Holy Spirit by Isaiah the prophet unto our fathers,
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of the heavens in front of men, for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye those that are entering to go in.
And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
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.
Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we have known thee.
But I know you that ye have not the love of God in you.
Ye do the deeds of your father. Then they said to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
If I had not done among them works which no other man has done, they would not have sin; but now they have seen them and hate both me and my Father.
2 Timothy 3:5
having the appearance of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
They profess that they know God, but in works they deny him, being abominable and rebellious and reprobate unto every good work.
My brethren, What shall it profit though someone says that they have faith and do not have works? Shall this type of faith be able to save them?