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Mark 7:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But in vain do they worship me, Teaching [as their] doctrines the precepts of men.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But, in vain do they worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But in vain do they worship me, teaching [as their] teachings commandments of men.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, in vain, do they pay devotions unto me, teaching for teachings, the commandments of men;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and in vain do they worship Me, teaching teachings, commands of men;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and precepts of men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Howbeit in vaine doe they worship me, teaching for doctrines, the commandements of men.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But in vain do they reverence me while they teach the teachings of the commandments of men.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And in vain do they give me reverence, while teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Howbeit 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
in vain 3155
{3155} Prime
Accusative case of a derivative of the base of G3145 (through the idea of tentative manipulation, that is, unsuccessful search, or else of punishment); folly, that is, (adverbially) to no purpose.
do they worship 4576
{4576} Prime
Middle voice of an apparently primary verb; to revere, that is, adore.
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
me, 3165
{3165} Prime
A shorter (and probably original) form of G1691; me.
teaching 1321
{1321} Prime
A prolonged (causative) form of a primary verb δάω [[dao]] (to learn); to teach (in the same broad application).
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
[for] doctrines 1319
{1319} Prime
From G1320; instruction (the function or the information).
the commandments 1778
{1778} Prime
From G1781; an injunction, that is, religious precept.
of men. 444
{0444} Prime
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Mark 7:7

(3) Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.

(3) The more earnest the superstitious are, the more mad they are in promising themselves God's favour because of their deeds.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
in vain:

1 Samuel 12:21 And turn ye not aside: for [then should ye go] after vain [things], which cannot profit nor deliver; for they [are] vain.
Malachi 3:14 Ye have said, It [is] vain to serve God: and what profit [is it] that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then [is] our preaching vain, and your faith [is] also vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion [is] vain.
James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

the commandments:

Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Colossians 2:22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
1 Timothy 4:1-3 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; ... Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
Revelation 14:11-12 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. ... Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
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Dt 12:32. 1S 12:21. Mal 3:14. Mt 6:7; 15:9. 1Co 15:14, 58. Col 2:22. 1Ti 4:1. Tit 3:9. Jm 1:26; 2:20. Rv 14:11; 22:18.

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