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Matthew 15:9

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— But in vain do they worship me, Teaching [as their] doctrines the precepts of men.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But in vain do they worship me, Teaching [as their] doctrines the precepts of men.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but in vain do they worship me, teaching [as] 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 commandments of men.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— But in vaine they worship me, teaching for doctrines, mens precepts.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But in vaine they do worship me, teaching for doctrines, the commandements of men.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— And they worship me in vain, when they teach the doctrines of the commandments of men.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But in vain they reverence me, while they teach the doctrines of the commandments of men.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And in vain they pay me homage, while they teach doctrines that are the precepts of men.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 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.
they do 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

See commentary on Matthew 15:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 15:9

Teaching the commandments of men — As equal with, nay, superior to, those of God. What can be a more heinous sin?

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Leviticus 26:16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
Leviticus 26:20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
1 Samuel 25:21 Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this [fellow] hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that [pertained] unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good.
Psalms 39:6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up [riches], and knoweth not who shall gather them.
Psalms 73:13 Verily I have cleansed my heart [in] vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
Ecclesiastes 5:2-7 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter [any] thing before God: for God [is] in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. ... For in the multitude of dreams and many words [there are] also [divers] vanities: but fear thou God.
Isaiah 1:13-15 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; [it is] iniquity, even the solemn meeting. ... And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Isaiah 58:1-3 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. ... Wherefore have we fasted, [say they], and thou seest not? [wherefore] have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
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?
Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
1 Corinthians 15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?


Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Proverbs 30:5-6 Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him. ... Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Colossians 2:18-22 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, ... Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [so do].
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.
1 Timothy 4:6-7 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. ... But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself [rather] unto godliness.
Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For [it is] a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
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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Chain-Reference Bible SearchCross References with Concordance

Ex 20:7. Lv 26:16, 20. Dt 12:32. 1S 25:21. Ps 39:6; 73:13. Pv 30:5. Ec 5:2. Is 1:13; 29:13; 58:1. Mal 3:14. Mk 7:7. 1Co 15:2. Col 2:18. 1Ti 1:4; 4:1, 6. Tit 1:14. He 13:9. Jm 2:20. Rv 22:18.

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