Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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


They worship Me in vain [their worship is meaningless and worthless, a pretense],
Teaching the precepts of men as doctrines [giving their traditions equal weight with the Scriptures].’

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."

Darby Translation

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

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 And he having answered, said to them, That Esaias prophesied well concerning you, as it has been written, This people honour me with lips, and their heart keeps far from me. 7 And in vain they revere me, teaching doctrines the commands of men. 8 For having left the command of God, ye hold firmly to the tradition of men, the immersion of measures and cups: and many other such like things ye do.


Cross References

Matthew 6:7

And praying, talk ye not vainly as the nations; for they think that by their profaneness of speech they shall be listened to.

Colossians 2:22

Which are all for corruption in the using;) according to the commands and doctrines of men?

Deuteronomy 12:32

Every word which I command you, ye shall watch to do it: thou shalt not add upon it, and thou shalt not take away from it

1 Samuel 12:21

And ye shall not turn aside: for after vanities which will not profit, and they will not deliver, for they are vanities.

Isaiah 29:13

And Jehovah will say, Because that this people drew near with their month, and honored me with their lips, and their heart was far from me, and their fear towards me shall be taught from the command of men.

Malachi 3:14

Ye said, Vanity to serve God: and what profit that we watched his watches, and that we went mourning from the face of Jehovah of armies?

Matthew 15:9

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

1 Corinthians 15:14

And if Christ has not risen, then our proclaiming vain, and also your faith vain.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be stable, unmoved, abounding in the work of the Lord always, knowing that our fatigue is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Timothy 4:1-3

And the Spirit says expressly, that in later times some shall be removed from the faith, holding to deceitful spirits, and doctrines of evil spirits;

Titus 3:9

And foolish questions, and genealogies, and strifes, and conflicts pertaining to the law, avoid; for they are unprofitable and vain.

James 1:26

If any among you seem to be religious, bridling not his tongue, but deceiving his heart, the religion of this one vain.

James 2:20

And wilt thou know, O empty man, that faith without works is dead?

Revelation 14:11-12

And the smoke of their torture goes up forever and ever: and they have no rest day and night, those worshipping the wild beast and his image, and if any receive the stamp of his name.

Revelation 22:18

For I testify to every one hearing the words of the prophecy of this book, If any add to these things, God will add to him the blows written in this book:

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