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.” 60 And again: “They bless with their mouth, but curse with their heart.” 61 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.” 62 “Let the deceitful lips become silent,” 63 [and “let the Lord destroy all the lying lips, 64 ] 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.” 65
Isa. xxix. 13; Matt. xv. 8; Mark vii. 6.9:61
Ps. lxii. 4.9:62
Ps. 78:36, 37.9:63
Ps. xxxi. 18.9:64
These words within brackets are not found in the ms., but have been inserted from the Septuagint by most editors.9:65
Ps. xii. 3-5.