New International Version
This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hooves.
King James Bible
This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
Darby Bible Translation
And it shall please Jehovah more than an ox, -- a bullock with horns and cloven hoofs.
World English Bible
It will please Yahweh better than an ox, or a bull that has horns and hoofs.
Young's Literal Translation
And it is better to Jehovah than an ox, A bullock -- horned -- hoofed.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
An ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs - Oxen offered in sacrifice had their horns and hoofs gilded; and the psalmist might mention these parts of the victim more particularly, because they were more conspicuous. Others think that full-grown animals are intended, those that had perfect horns, in opposition to calves or steers. I think the first the preferable sense; for the horns, etc., of consecrated animals are thus ornamented in the east to the present day.
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LibraryMessiah Unpitied, and Without a Comforter
Reproach [Rebuke] hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. T he greatness of suffering cannot be certainly estimated by the single consideration of the immediate, apparent cause; the impression it actually makes upon the mind of the sufferer, must likewise be taken into the account. That which is a heavy trial to one person, may be much lighter to another, and, perhaps, no trial at all. And a state …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Letter xxxix (A. D. 1137) to the Same.
Christ's Resurrection Song.
Aron, Brother of Moses, 486, 487.
I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens,
Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?
"Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High,
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
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