Moreover, in vain do they show devotion to me, teaching as their doctrines the commandments of men.”a Bible see other translations
From Isa. 29:13

“Moreover.” This comes from the quote in the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament.a

“doctrines.” The Greek word is didaskalia (#1319 διδασκαλία), a noun, and it has two primary meanings: It is used of the act of teaching or instruction (as if it was a verb), and it is also used for what is taught, i.e., the doctrine or material that was presented. In this verse, “doctrine” fits better than “teaching.”

[For more on didaskalia see commentary on 1 Tim. 4:13.]

Lenski, Matthew, 587.

Commentary for: Matthew 15:9