056 Lips without Hearts
From Faith Futures
(1) GEger 3:5-6c
(2) Mark 7:6-7 = Matt 15:7-9
(3) 1Clem 15:2
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
(1) GEger 3:1-6
1 They come to him and interrogate him as a way of putting him to the test.
2 They ask, "Teacher, Jesus, we know that you are [from God],
since the things you do put you above all the prophets.
3 Tell us, then, is it permissible to pay to rulers what is due them?
Should we pay them or not?"
4 Jesus knew what they were up to, and became indignant.
5 Then he said to them, "Why do you pay me lip service as a teacher,
but not [do] what I say? 6 How accurately Isaiah prophesied about you
when he said,
'This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart stays far away from me;
their worship of me is empty,
[because they insist on teachings
that are human] commandments [...]' "
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(2) Mark 7:6-7
He said to them, "Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written, 'This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; 7 in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines.'"
Ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· καλῶς ἐπροφήτευσεν Ἠσαΐας περὶ ὑμῶν τῶν ὑποκριτῶν, ὡς γέγραπται [ὅτι] οὗτος ὁ λαὸς τοῖς χείλεσίν με τιμᾷ, ἡ δὲ καρδία αὐτῶν πόρρω ἀπέχει ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ· μάτην δὲ σέβονταί με διδάσκοντες διδασκαλίας ἐντάλματα ἀνθρώπων. (Mark 7:6–7 GNT-T)
= Matt 15:7-9
"You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied rightly about you when he said: 8 'This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; /9/ in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines.'"
ὑποκριταί, καλῶς ἐπροφήτευσεν περὶ ὑμῶν Ἠσαΐας λέγων· ὁ λαὸς οὗτος τοῖς χείλεσίν με τιμᾷ, ἡ δὲ καρδία αὐτῶν πόρρω ἀπέχει ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ· μάτην δὲ σέβονταί με διδάσκοντες διδασκαλίας ἐντάλματα ἀνθρώπων. (Matthew 15:7–9 GNT-T)
(3) 1Clem 15:2
Let us cleave, therefore, to those who cultivate peace with godliness, and not to those who hypocritically profess to desire it. For [the Scripture] saith in a certain place, "This people honoureth Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me." And again: "They bless with their mouth, but curse with their heart." And again it saith, "They loved Him with their mouth, and lied to Him with their tongue; but their heart was not right with Him, neither were they faithful in His covenant." "Let the deceitful lips become silent," [and "let the Lord destroy all the lying lips,] and the boastful tongue of those who have said, Let us magnify our tongue; our lips are our own; who is Lord over us? For the oppression of the poor, and for the sighing of the needy, will I now arise, saith the Lord: I will place him in safety; I will deal confidently with him." [ANF]
λέγει γάρ που· οὗτος ὁ λαὸς ⸂ τοῖς χείλεσίν ⸃ με τιμᾷ, ἡ δὲ καρδία αὐτῶν πόρρω ˹ ἄπεστιν ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ. (1Clement 15:2 AF-T)