However, in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Treasury of Scripture
1 Samuel 12:21 And turn you not aside: for then should you go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
Malachi 3:14 You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance...
Matthew 6:7 But when you 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 15:14,58 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain...
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 bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
James 2:20 But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall 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 speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits...
Revelation 14:11,12 And the smoke of their torment ascends up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image...
Revelation 22:18 For I testify to every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add to these things...
ContextTradition and Inspiration
1Then came together to him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. 2And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they found fault. 3For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. 4And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brazen vessels, and of tables. 5Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not your disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? 6He answered and said to them, Well has Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7However, in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things you do. 9And he said to them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition. 10For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoever curses father or mother, let him die the death: 11But you say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatever you might be profited by me; he shall be free. 12And you suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; 13Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which you have delivered: and many such like things do you.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.
And in vain to they worship me, teaching doctrines and precepts of men.
Darby Bible Translation
But in vain do they worship me, teaching as their teachings commandments of men.
King James Bible
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Young's Literal Translation
and in vain do they worship Me, teaching teachings, commands of men;