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The LORD is pleased when good people pray, but hates the sacrifices that the wicked bring him.
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The victims of the wicked are abominable to the Lord: the vows of the just are acceptable.
Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifices of the wicked are abominable, because they are offered of wickedness.
Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ears from hearing the law, his prayer shall be an abomination.
Isaiah 1:10-15 Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom, give ear to the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrha. . . .
Isaiah 61:8 For I am the Lord that love judgment, and hate robbery in a holocaust: and I will make their work in truth, and I will make a perpetual covenant with them.
Isaiah 66:3 He that sacrificeth an ox, is as if he slew a man: he that killeth a sheep in sacrifice, as if he should brain a dog: he that offereth an oblation, as if he should offer swine's blood; he that remembereth incense, as if he should bless an idol. All these things have they chosen in their ways, and their soul is delighted in their abominations.
Jeremiah 6:20 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.
Jeremiah 7:21-23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices, and eat ye the flesh. . . .
Amos 5:21,22 I hate, and have rejected your festivities: and I will not receive the odour of your assemblies. . . .
John 4:24 God is a spirit: and they that adore him must adore him in spirit and in truth.
Proverbs 15:29 The Lord is far from the wicked: and he will hear the prayers of the just.
1 Chronicles 29:17 I know my God that thou provest hearts, and lovest simplicity, wherefore I also in the simplicity of my heart, have joyfully offered all these things: and I have seen with great joy thy people, which are here present, offer thee their offerings.
Psalm 17:1 The prayer of David. Hear, O Lord, my justice: attend to my supplication. Give ear unto my prayer, which proceedeth not from deceitful lips.
Songs 2:14 My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall, shew me thy face, let thy voice sound in my ears: for thy voice is sweet, and thy face comely.
ContextA Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
…7The lips of the wise shall disperse knowledge: the heart of fools shall be unlike. 8The victims of the wicked are abominable to the Lord: the vows of the just are acceptable.9The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: he that followeth justice is beloved by him.…
If any man eat of the flesh of the victim of peace offerings on the third day, the oblation shall be of no effect: neither shall it profit the offerer. Yea rather, whatsoever soul shall defile itself with such meat, shall be guilty of transgression.
As a tempest that passeth, so the wicked shall be no more: but the just is as an everlasting foundation.
The lips of the wise shall disperse knowledge: the heart of fools shall be unlike.
The Lord is far from the wicked: and he will hear the prayers of the just.
To do mercy and judgment, pleaseth the Lord more than victims.
The sacrifices of the wicked are abominable, because they are offered of wickedness.
He that turneth away his ears from hearing the law, his prayer shall be an abomination.
Keep thy foot, when thou goest into the house of God, and draw nigh to hear. For much better is obedience, than the victims of fools, who know not what evil they do.
To what purpose do you offer me the multitude of your victims, saith the Lord? I am full, I desire not holocausts of rams, and fat of fatlings, and blood of calves, and lambs, and buck goats.
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.
May 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 Haggai answered, and said: So is this people, and so is this nation before my face, saith the Lord, and so is all the work of their hands: and all that they have offered there, shall be defiled.
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