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

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Discussion for Mark 7

  • Steve morrow
    MARK 7:7 HOWBEIT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN ****** MARK 7:9 AND --- HE --- SAID UNTO THEM FULL WELL YOU REJECT THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD THAT YOU MAY KEEP YOUR OWN TRADITION ****** LUKE 6:46 AND WHY CALL YOU ME LORD LORD AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH I SAY ****** PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS
  • Brianna to Irene123
    The Bible says that ALL scripture is inspired of God. (2 Timothy 3:16) To say that an emperor wrote Matthew 28:19,20 is saying that 2 Timothy 3:16 is a lie. We know that Jesus and his disciples practiced and taught evangelizing.Remember the words at 2 Peter 1:20,21. Interpretation comes from God.
  • Obbie Beal
    WOW! ... the commandments of men..... the commandment of God.... . WOW!
  • Irene123
    To BSP on 'traditions' - such as the very words of Matt. 28:19. I think you are aware of Acts 2:38. And you probably know that emperor Constantine in 325 a.d. instituted the words of Matt. 28:19 - under pressure of the catholic church. It's all in Wikipedia. And any other encycl. The words of Matt. were never used before 325 a.d. Jesus church of Acts was baptizing long before this; cont.....
  • 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.

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