New Living Translation
Away with your noisy hymns of praise! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
King James Bible
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
Darby Bible Translation
Take away from me the noise of thy songs, and I will not hear the melody of thy lutes;
World English Bible
Take away from me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
Young's Literal Translation
Turn aside from Me the noise of thy songs, Yea, the praise of thy psaltery I hear not.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:23 Thy songs - Used in their sacrifices, and solemn feasts; herein they imitated the temple - worship, but all was unpleasing to the Lord. Will not hear - Not with delight and acceptance. Thy viols - This one kind of musical instrument is put for all the rest.
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I will not accept your burnt offerings and grain offerings. I won't even notice all your choice peace offerings.
Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, an endless river of righteous living.
In that day the singing in the Temple will turn to wailing. Dead bodies will be scattered everywhere. They will be carried out of the city in silence. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!"
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