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

  • 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.
  • Outrider
    Mark 7:14...23 has been used for eons to justify eating anything the Christian wants to. These passages DO NOT determine what the definition of what meat food is, this can only be found in Leviticus. Our LORD God YHWH defined for us what is meat food and what is an abomination to us. The Lord does not change and Jesus told us that he did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill it, and he kept God's law perfectly. So now re-read these passages and apply the definition of food per Leviticus to them and you will find, this is saying nothing at all about what you can eat. Food has been defined long before in Leviticus. Please read and compare what I have said, let the Holy Spirit guide your thoughts, and remember why follow man's commandments when you have a set of perfect commandments from God!
  • Ronald Schlager
    What does it matter, as to what you or I think about anything spoken of in the Bible? Since the Bible is the Word of God, only what God says, actually matters. How can our mortal opinion carry any weight with God? Even the Bible (Gods word) is not just His opinion, but rather it is established fact! We can only understand the truth of Scripture, when God gives it to us, as progressive revelation

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