Matthew 15:8

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

This people draweth nigh vnto mee with their mouth, and honoureth mee with their lips: but their heart is farre from me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

This people honoreth me with their lips; But their heart is far from me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

These people give me honour with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
- Basic English Bible

This people honour me with the lips, but their heart is far away from me;
- Darby Bible

This people draw nigh to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
- Webster's Bible

"`This is a People who honour Me with their lips, while their heart is far away from Me;
- Weymouth Bible

'These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
- World English Bible

and seide, This puple honourith me with lippis, but her herte is fer fro me;
- Wycliffe Bible

This people doth draw nigh to Me with their mouth, and with the lips it doth honour Me, but their heart is far off from Me;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 15:8


15:8 Their heart is far from me - And without this all outward worship is mere mockery of God. #Isaiah 29:13|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:8


Mt 15:8 This people. The Jews. Quoted from Isa 29:13. Their heart is far from me. The essential of true worship is that the heart be wholly given to God. Even the forms commanded by God are worthless unless they are obeyed from the heart.

Discussion for Matthew 15:8

  • Ann Richards for verse 8
    This is a very important verse in the Bible.I Believe that if our worship of God is lip service it means that we do not have a relationship with Him because we do not know Him and He is not in that most important place our hearts.We need to stop giving lip service to God and begin to worship Him from our hearts,in Spirit and in truth.

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