He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you (A)hypocrites, as it is written:

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

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He replied, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders), as it is written [in Scripture],

These people honor Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.

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He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:

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

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He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

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And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you (A)hypocrites, as it is written,

(B)“‘This people honors me with their lips,
    but their heart is far from me;

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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


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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(A)“‘This people honors me with their lips,
    but their heart is far from me;

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