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Matthew 15:8

    Matthew 15:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    This people draws near to me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    This people honoreth me with their lips; But their heart is far from me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    These people give me honour with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

    Webster's Revision

    This people honoreth me with their lips; But their heart is far from me.

    World English Bible

    'These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    This people honoureth me with their lips; But their heart is far from me.

    Definitions for Matthew 15:8

    Nigh - Near.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 15:8

    Their heart is far from me - The true worship of God consists in the union of the heart to him - where this exists not, a particle of the spirit of devotion cannot be found.

    This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth - This clause, which is taken from Isaiah 29:13, is omitted by several excellent MSS., and by several versions and fathers. Erasmus, Mill, Drusius, and Bengel, approve of the omission, and Griesbach has left it out of the text; but as I find it in the prophet, the place from which it is quoted, I dare not omit it, howsoever respectable the above authorities may appear.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 15:8

    Draweth nigh unto me with their mouth ... - That is, they are regular in the forms of worship; they are strict in ceremonial observances, and keep the law outwardly; but God requires the heart, and that they have not rendered.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 15:8

    15:8 Their heart is far from me - And without this all outward worship is mere mockery of God. Isaiah 29:13.