Mark 7:7

Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Howbeit in vaine doe they worship me, teaching for doctrines, the commandements of men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But in vain do they worship me, Teaching `as their' doctrines the precepts of men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But their worship is to no purpose, while they give as their teaching the rules of men.
- Basic English Bible

But in vain do they worship me, teaching [as their] teachings commandments of men.
- Darby Bible

But, in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
- Webster's Bible

But idle is their devotion while they lay down precepts which are mere human rules.'
- Weymouth Bible

But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'
- World English Bible

and in veyn thei worschipen me, techinge the doctrines and the heestis of men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and in vain do they worship Me, teaching teachings, commands of men;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Mark 7

  • Skyler
    I love God he is my hero
  • BSP
    We need to make sure that we examine some of the traditions we hold dear and make sure we know why we are following them and not just because everyone is doing it.
  • BSP
    Jesus way saying that many were just paying lip service to him. They didn't really have a clean heart in their worship.
  • Melissa Martinez
    I think it is saying in verse 6 chapter 7 from the book of MARK that men can speak or say anything. But God knows all things and he knew that they didn't feel those ways in their hearts.as to go into verse 7 Jesus is saying how can it be that they worship him in vain, they are speaking of doctrines ,the commandments of men. They were ignoring the commandment of God and speaking their own belief.
  • Dee
    he also said he is the end to the law
  • JP
    I think you're wrong. Read Acts chapters 10 and 15.

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