Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

But in vain do they worship me, teaching as their teachings commandments of men.

New American Standard Bible

'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'

King James Version

Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Holman Bible

They worship Me in vain,
teachingas doctrinesthe commandsof men.

International Standard Version

Their worship of me is worthless, because they teach human rules as doctrines.'

A Conservative Version

But in vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.

American Standard Version

But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.

Amplified

In vain (fruitlessly and without profit) do they worship Me, ordering and teaching [to be obeyed] as doctrines the commandments and precepts of men.

An Understandable Version

They are worshiping me for nothing because they are teaching principles which are [merely] the requirements of men.'

Anderson New Testament

In vain do they worship me, teaching precepts, the commandments of men.

Bible in Basic English

But their worship is to no purpose, while they give as their teaching the rules of men.

Common New Testament

In vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'

Daniel Mace New Testament

in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the institutions of men."

Godbey New Testament

In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Goodspeed New Testament

But their worship of me is all in vain, For the lessons they teach are but human precepts.'

John Wesley New Testament

But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Howbeit in vain do they honor me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Julia Smith Translation

And in vain they revere me, teaching doctrines the commands of men.

King James 2000

But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they worship me in vain, teaching [as] doctrines the commandments of men.'

Modern King James verseion

However, they worship Me in vain, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In vain they worship me, teaching doctrines which are nothing but the commandments of men,

Moffatt New Testament

vain is their worship of me, for the doctrines they teach are but human precepts.

Montgomery New Testament

But in vain do they worship me, For their teaching is only human precepts.'"

NET Bible

They worship me in vain, teaching as doctrine the commandments of men.'

New Heart English Bible

But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'

Noyes New Testament

But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men."

Sawyer New Testament

but in vain do they worship me, teaching for teachings the commandments of men;

The Emphasized Bible

But, in vain, do they pay devotions unto me, teaching for teachings, the commandments of men;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now vainly do they worship me, while teaching doctrines the commandments of men."

Twentieth Century New Testament

But vainly do they worship me, For they teach but the precepts of men.'

Webster

But, in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Weymouth New Testament

But idle is their devotion while they lay down precepts which are mere human rules.'

Williams New Testament

Their worship of me is but an empty show; the things they teach are but men's precepts.'

World English Bible

But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'

Worrell New Testament

But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.

Worsley New Testament

and in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the injunctions of men.

Youngs Literal Translation

and in vain do they worship Me, teaching teachings, commands of men;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

in vain
μάτην 
Maten 
in vain
Usage: 0

σέβομαι 
Sebomai 
Usage: 8

me
μέ 
me 
me, I, my, not tr
Usage: 122

διδάσκω 
Didasko 
Usage: 82

διδασκαλία 
Didaskalia 
Usage: 19

ἔνταλμα 
Entalma 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

Human Traditions And God's Commandments

6 But he answering said to them, Well did Esaias prophesy concerning you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honour me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me. 7 But in vain do they worship me, teaching as their teachings commandments of men. 8 For, leaving the commandment of God, ye hold what is delivered by men to keep washings of vessels and cups, and many other such like things ye do.


Cross References

Matthew 6:7

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as those who are of the nations: for they think they shall be heard through their much speaking.

Colossians 2:22

(things which are all for destruction in the using of them:) according to the injunctions and teachings of men,

Deuteronomy 12:32

Everything that I command you, ye shall take heed to do it; thou shalt not add thereto, nor take from it.

1 Samuel 12:21

and turn ye not aside; for it would be after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

Isaiah 29:13

And the Lord saith, Forasmuch as this people draw near with their mouth, and honour me with their lips, but their heart is removed far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught of men;

Malachi 3:14

Ye say, It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we keep his charge, and that we walk mournfully before Jehovah of hosts?

Matthew 15:9

but in vain do they worship me, teaching as teachings commandments of men.

1 Corinthians 15:14

but if Christ is not raised, then, indeed, vain also is our preaching, and vain also your faith.

1 Corinthians 15:58

So then, my beloved brethren, be firm, immovable, abounding always in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Timothy 4:1-3

But the Spirit speaks expressly, that in latter times some shall apostatise from the faith, giving their mind to deceiving spirits and teachings of demons

Titus 3:9

But foolish questions, and genealogies, and strifes, and contentions about the law, shun; for they are unprofitable and vain.

James 1:26

If any one think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, this man's religion is vain.

James 2:20

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Revelation 14:11-12

And the smoke of their torment goes up to ages of ages, and they have no respite day and night who do homage to the beast and to its image, and if any one receive the mark of its name.

Revelation 22:18

I testify to every one who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any one shall add to these things, God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book.

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