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

  • A disciple
    "Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind." In saying this, Jesus has revealed that each and every one of us is accountable first to God; and no amount of obstinate determination to follow ANY form or methodology may take the preeminence over His view of us; notwithstanding howsoever strongly one might protest!
  • Bruce
    Andrea: His Word says: every Creature of God is Good and nothing to be refused,if it be received with Thanksgiving:For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer. 1Timothy 4:4-6./ Oysters, clams,muscles, shrimp, lobster,any seafood. Cows, pigs, rabbits, muskrat, raccoon, squirrels, whatsoever,but always give Thanks for what you have
  • A disciple
    Andrea; If I may add here, the teaching of the Law in the eating of things designated clean and unclean; is in reference to our walk. "But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common." Acts 10 (esp. v28) confirms, The Kingdom of God IS NOT Meat and Drink..
  • Andrea McCallum
    To Bruce.
    Are you saying pork shrimp, lobsters etc are allowed as long as God's word is prayed over them?
  • Bruce
    Chad: We who are Born-again can eat what-so-ever:1Timothy 4:4-5: every creature of God is good, nothing to be refused, if it be received with Thanksgiving: For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer.
  • Chad I
    People often misinterpret verses 1-20 by saying Yeshua allowed the consumption of pork, shellfish and other unclean animals. Yeshua rebuked the Pharisees only for their man made law (tradition) of washing hands which is not found anywhere in the law of Moses.

    13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

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