You have planted them,
and they have taken root;
they grow, they also bring forth fruit.
You are near in their mouth
but far from their heart. Bible see other translations

“near in their mouth but far from their heart.” Religious hypocrisy and dishonesty are often hidden by smooth words, and sadly, too many people believe what people say and do not pay attention to what they do. Jesus taught us to watch what people do very carefully if we are going to know them (Matt. 7:16, 20).

Commentary for: Jeremiah 12:2