13 The Lord says:

“These people(A) come near to me with their mouth
    and honor me with their lips,(B)
    but their hearts are far from me.(C)
Their worship of me
    is based on merely human rules they have been taught.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 29:13 Hebrew; Septuagint They worship me in vain; / their teachings are merely human rules

10 In spite of all this, her unfaithful sister Judah did not return(A) to me with all her heart, but only in pretense,(B)” declares the Lord.(C)

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“‘These people honor me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me.

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He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:

“‘These people honor me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me.

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16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him.(A) They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.(B)

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