15 And He said to them, “You are those who (A)justify yourselves (B)before men, but (C)God knows your hearts. For (D)what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

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15 And He said to them, “You are the ones who (A)justify yourselves in the sight of people, but (B)God knows your hearts; because that which is highly esteemed among people is detestable in the sight of God.

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15 So He said to them, “You are the ones who declare yourselves just and upright in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts [your thoughts, your desires, your secrets]; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.(A)

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15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves(A) in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts.(B) What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.

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15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

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‘These(A) people [a]draw near to Me with their mouth,
And honor Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 15:8 NU omits draw near to Me with their mouth, And

(A)This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far away from Me.

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This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far away from Me.

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“‘These people honor me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me.

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

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28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

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28 So you too, outwardly appear righteous to people, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

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28 So you, also, outwardly seem to be just and upright to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.(A)

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28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

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28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

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