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Matthew 15:7

    Matthew 15:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You false ones, well did Isaiah say of you,

    Webster's Revision

    Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

    World English Bible

    You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

    Definitions for Matthew 15:7

    Esaias - Before.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 15:7

    Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you - In every place where the proper names of the Old Testament occur, in the New, the same mode of orthography should be followed: I therefore write Isaiah with the Hebrew, not Esaias, with the Greek. This prophecy is found Isaiah 29:13. Our blessed Lord unmasks these hypocrites; and we may observe that, when a hypocrite is found out, he should be exposed to all; this may lead to his salvation: if he be permitted to retain his falsely acquired character, how can he escape perdition!

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 15:7

    Ye hypocrites! - See the notes at Matthew 7:5. Hypocrisy is the concealment of some base principle under the pretence of religion. Never was there a clearer instance of it than this an attempt to get rid of the duty of providing for needy parents under an appearance of piety toward God.

    Esaias - That is, Isaiah. This prophecy is found in Isaiah 29:13.

    Prophesy of you - That is, he spoke of the people of his day of the Jews, as Jews - in terms that apply to the whole people. He properly characterized the nation in calling them hypocrites. The words are applicable to the nation at all times, and they apply, therefore, to you. He did not mean particularly to speak of the nation in the time of Christ, but he spoke of them as having a national character of hypocrisy. Compare the notes at Matthew 1:22-23.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 15:7

    15:7 Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying - That is, the description which Isaiah gave of your fathers, is exactly applicable to you. The words therefore which were a description of them, are a prophecy with regard to you.