New Living Translation
You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering.
King James Bible
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
51:16 Not sacrifice - This is not to be understood absolutely, with respect to David's crimes, which were not to be expiated by any sacrifice.
LibraryPeriod iv. The Age of the Consolidation of the Church: 200 to 324 A. D.
In the fourth period of the Church under the heathen Empire, or the period of the consolidation of the Church, the number of Christians increased so rapidly that the relation of the Roman State to the Church became a matter of the gravest importance (ch. 1). During a period of comparative peace and prosperity the Church developed its doctrinal system and its constitution (ch. 2). Although the school of Asia Minor became isolated and temporarily ceased to affect the bulk of the Church elsewhere, the …
Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr., Ph.D.—A Source Book for Ancient Church History
Some Helps to Mourning
The Songs of the Fugitive.
1 Samuel 15:22
But Samuel replied, "What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.
You take no delight in sacrifices or offerings. Now that you have made me listen, I finally understand--you don't require burnt offerings or sin offerings.
I have no complaint about your sacrifices or the burnt offerings you constantly offer.
For this will please the LORD more than sacrificing cattle, more than presenting a bull with its horns and hooves.
When I led your ancestors out of Egypt, it was not burnt offerings and sacrifices I wanted from them.
Bring your confessions, and return to the LORD. Say to him, "Forgive all our sins and graciously receive us, so that we may offer you our praises.
What can we bring to the LORD? What kind of offerings should we give him? Should we bow before God with offerings of yearling calves?
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