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What shall I bring to the LORD, the God of heaven, when I come to worship him? Shall I bring the best calves to burn as offerings to him?
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What shall I offer to the Lord that is worthy? wherewith shall I kneel before the high God? shall I offer holocausts unto him, and calves of a year old?
2 Samuel 21:3 David therefore said to the Gabaonites: What shall I do for you? and what shall be the atonement or you, that you may bless the inheritance of the Lord?
Matthew 19:16 And behold one came and said to him: Good master, what good shall I do that I may have life everlasting?
Luke 10:25 And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him and saying, Master, what must I do to possess eternal life?
John 6:26 Jesus answered them and said: Amen, amen, I say to you, you seek me, not because you have seen miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves and were filled.
Acts 2:37 Now when they had heard these things, they had compunction in their heart and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles: What shall we do, men and brethren?
Acts 16:30 And bringing them out, he said: Masters, what must I do, that I may be saved?
Romans 10:2,3 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. . . .
Psalm 22:29 All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and have adored: all they that go down to the earth shall fall before him.
Psalm 95:6 Come let us adore and fall down: and weep before the Lord that made us.
Ephesians 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Genesis 14:18-22 But Melchisedech, the king of Salem, bringing forth bread and wine, for he was the priest of the most high God, . . .
Daniel 3:26 Blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and thy name is worthy of praise, and glorious for ever:
Daniel 4:9 Its leaves were most beautiful, and its fruit exceeding much: and in it was food for all: under it dwelt cattle and beasts, and in the branches thereof the fowls of the air had their abode: and all flesh did eat of it.
Daniel 5:18,21 O king, the most high God gave to Nabuchodonosor, thy father, a kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and honour. . . .
Mark 5:7 And crying with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus the Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God that thou torment me not.
Acts 16:17 This same following Paul and us, cried out, saying: These men are the servants of the Most High God, who preach unto you the way of salvation.
Leviticus 1:3-17 If his offering be a holocaust, and of the herd, he shall offer a male without blemish, at the door of the testimony, to make the Lord favourable to him. . . .
Numbers 23:1-4,14,15,29,30 And Balaam said to Balac: Build me here seven altars, and prepare as many calves, and the same number of rams. . . .
Hebrews 10:4-10 For it is impossible that with the blood of oxen and goats sin should be taken away. . . .
of a year old.
Exodus 12:5 And it shall be a lamb without blemish, a male, of one year; according to which rite also you shall take a kid.
ContextThe Case Against Israel
…5O my people, remember, I pray thee, what Balach, the king of Moab, purposed: and what Balaam, the son of Beor, answered him, from Setim to Galgal, that thou mightest know the justice of the Lord. 6What shall I offer to the Lord that is worthy? wherewith shall I kneel before the high God? shall I offer holocausts unto him, and calves of a year old?7May the Lord be appeased with thousands of rams, or with many thousands of fat he goats? shall I give my firstborn for my wickedness, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?…
And that he should be loved with the whole heart and with the whole understanding and with the whole soul and with the whole strength. And to love one's neighbour as one's self is a greater thing than all holocausts and sacrifices.
And every priest indeed standeth daily ministering and often offering the same sacrifices which can never take away sins.
An ox of the herd, and a ram, and a lamb of a year old for a holocaust:
1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said: Doth the Lord desire holocausts and victims, and not rather that the voice of the Lord should be obeyed? For obedience is better than sacrifices: and to hearken rather than to offer the fat or rams.
Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast pierced ears for me. Burnt offering and sin offering thou didst not require:
For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.
A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.
And Libanus shall not be enough to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
To what purpose do you bring me frankincense from Saba, and the sweet smelling cane from a far country? your holocausts are not acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing to me.
But when the people of the land shall go in before the Lord in the solemn feasts, he that goeth in by the north gate to adore, shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that goeth in by the way of the south gate, shall go out by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go out at that over against it.
With their flocks and with their herds, they shall go to seek the Lord, and shall not find him: he is withdrawn from them.
And if you offer me holocausts, and your gifts, I will not receive them: neither will I regard the vows of your fat beasts.
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