King James Version
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
World English Bible
For you don't delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou desirest not sacrifice, or I give it, Burnt-offering Thou acceptest not.
Psalm 51:16 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
else...: or, that I should
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.Psalm 51:16 Parallel Commentaries
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And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.
Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
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