in vain do they worship me,
    teaching as (A)doctrines the commandments of men.’”

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13 And the Lord said:
“Because (A)this people (B)draw near with their mouth
    and honor me with their lips,
    while their hearts are far from me,
and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,

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18 knowing that you (A)were ransomed from (B)the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,

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For I bear them witness that (A)they have a zeal for God, (B)but not according to knowledge.

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(A)They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, (B)the hour is coming when (C)whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.

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21 (A)But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the best of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal.” 22 And Samuel said,

(B)“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
    as in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, (C)to obey is better than sacrifice,
    and to listen than the fat of rams.
23 For rebellion is as the sin of divination,
    and presumption is as iniquity and (D)idolatry.
Because (E)you have rejected the word of the Lord,
    (F)he has also rejected you from being king.”

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