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

  • Steve morrow
    *****MATTHEW 15:16 AND JESUS SAID ARE YOU ALSO YET WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING*****
  • Lu2677
    "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Matthew 15:9
  • Irene123
    When I was 18 I had had scoliosis for 2 yrs. I am 75 now. At 18 my left hip was 4 in. higher than my right; my spine was a backward 'S'. In June of '60 the Lord healed me, but I didn't know it was Him for 10 yrs. In '60 I had 'heard' there was a God; that was about it. I 'learned' that much in a mainstream church. So, Jesus does heal without OUR prayers, but I KNOW someone was praying for me.
  • Michele Miller
    Insight777: This is just to help you understand the right meaning of Matthew15:26NIV. "It's not right to take the childrens bread and toss it to their dogs."CHILDREN meansJews. BREAD means the word of God. DOGS means.Gentiles."We" were/are considered unclean to Jews..Jesus wasn't calling her a dog,being mean.He talked to her in a way she could understand.With her answer he was moved,and so healed.
  • Michele Miller
    insight777
    Im just trying to help you understand the right meaning of Matthew15:26 NIV "It is not right to take the childrens(Jews) bread (Word of God)and toss it to their dogs." (Gentiles) 24:" I have only been sent to the lost sheep of Israel." He was trying to save HIS "lost sheep" first. When the woman gave her reply,jesus found favor in her and healed her daughter. God is good.
  • Gideon
    I have no option than to love Him with all my heart because He first love me.

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