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Isaiah 29:13-15 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

13 Then the Lord said,

“Because this people draw near with their [a]words
And honor Me with their [b]lip service,
But they remove their hearts far from Me,
And their [c]reverence for Me [d]consists of [e]tradition learned by rote,
14 Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous;
And the wisdom of their wise men will perish,
And the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed.”

15 Woe to those who deeply hide their [f]plans from the Lord,
And whose deeds are done in a dark place,
And they say, “Who sees us?” or “Who knows us?”


  1. Isaiah 29:13 Lit mouth
  2. Isaiah 29:13 Lit lips
  3. Isaiah 29:13 Lit fear of Me
  4. Isaiah 29:13 Lit is
  5. Isaiah 29:13 Lit commandment of rulers
  6. Isaiah 29:15 Lit counsel
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Isaiah 29:13-15 New International Version (NIV)

13 The Lord says:

“These people come near to me with their mouth
    and honor me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me
    is based on merely human rules they have been taught.[a]
14 Therefore once more I will astound these people
    with wonder upon wonder;
the wisdom of the wise will perish,
    the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.
15 Woe to those who go to great depths
    to hide their plans from the Lord,
who do their work in darkness and think,
    “Who sees us? Who will know?”


  1. Isaiah 29:13 Hebrew; Septuagint They worship me in vain; / their teachings are merely human rules
New International Version (NIV)

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