Isaiah 29:13

“Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw neere mee with their mouth, and with their lips doe honour me, but haue remoued their heart farre from me, and their feare towards mee is taught by the precept of men:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the Lord said, "Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned {by rote,}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw nigh `unto me', and with their mouth and with their lips to honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which hath been taught `them';
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said, because this people come near to me with their mouths, and give honour to me with their lips, but their heart is far from me, and their fear of me is false, a rule given them by the teaching of men;
- Basic English Bible

And the Lord saith, Forasmuch as this people draw near with their mouth, and honour me with their lips, but their heart is removed far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught of men;
- Darby Bible

Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear towards me is taught by the precept of men:
- Webster's Bible

The Lord said, "Because this people draws near with their mouth and with their lips to honor me, but they have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which has been taught;
- World English Bible

And the Lord saith: Because drawn near hath this people, with its mouth, And with its lips they have honoured Me, And its heart it hath put far off from Me, And their fear of Me is -- A precept of men is taught!
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the Lord said: Forasmuch as this people draw near, and with their mouth and with their lips do honour Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear of Me is a commandment of men learned by rote;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 29:13


29:13 Draw near - Namely, in acts of worship. With lips - With outward devotions. But - They do not pay me that love, and fear, and obedience, which I require. And - They worship me not in such a manner, as I have prescribed, but according to mens inventions, preferring the devices and traditions of their false prophets, before my institutions.


Discussion for Isaiah 29

  • A disciple
    "..WITH THEIR LIPS DO HONOR ME BUT HAVE REMOVED THEIR HEART FROM ME AND THEIR FEAR TOWARD ME IS TAUGHT BY THE PRECEPT OF MEN.." Greek hupokrites; (from hupokrinmai; to decide (speak or act) under a false part); an actor under an assumed character (stage-player), i.e. (fig.) a dissembler (one who hides under a false appearance to conceal facts, intentions, or feelings under some pretense) HYPOCRITE
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 29:13 WHEREFORE THE LORD SAID FORASMUCH AS THIS PEOPLE DRAW NEAR ME WITH THEIR MOUTH -- AND WITH THEIR LIPS -- DO HONOR ME BUT HAVE REMOVED THEIR HEART FROM ME AND THEIR FEAR TOWARD ME IS TAUGHT BY THE PRECEPT OF MEN***MARK 7:7 HOWBEIT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN***
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows how the people claimed to love God, but in reality they were only giving lip service. We must show our love for God by our actions and we must truly love God within our hearts.
  • Peter
    i just listened 2 it; and i love it. those that murmured will learn doctrine. i think that will be done as we all pray for, thy will be done on earth as in Heaven; and eyes will open and understanding will be there, of course; and we all shall understand then if we do not know; of course, because we all shall be like we are in Heaven; and maybe we will be there. I may not understd but I love it
  • Insight 777
    Ariel is the ancient name of Jerusalem. In Hebrew the name Jacob means both he will prevent and he will delay. It also can mean he will follow like a detective tracking. In Genesis 32 29 Jacob is given a new name...Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel for thou hast fought with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
  • Why do you people like to force your own interpretation to the bible? Yet you are quick to say that the bible has been corrupted, but whatever verse seems like a verse you can manipulate to your own destruction has not been manipulated? How on earth can you not read the preceeding verses and subsequent versesin context to understand what Isaiah is saying? He talked about the learned and also the unlearned. He was not talking about a supposed prophet that is to come outside of the Jewish people to get a fictitious book. Wake up from your slumber!

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