Proverbs 21:27
New International Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable— how much more so when brought with evil intent!

New Living Translation
The sacrifice of an evil person is detestable, especially when it is offered with wrong motives.

English Standard Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent.

Berean Study Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable—how much more so when brought with ill intent!

King James Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

New King James Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; How much more when he brings it with wicked intent!

New American Standard Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!

NASB 1995
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!

NASB 1977
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!

Amplified Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable and offensive [to the LORD]. How much more [unacceptable and insulting can it be] when he brings it with evil intention?

Christian Standard Bible
The sacrifice of a wicked person is detestable — how much more so when he brings it with ulterior motives!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sacrifice of a wicked person is detestable— how much more so when he brings it with ulterior motives!

American Standard Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The sacrifice of the evil ones is detested before LORD JEHOVAH because they bring it in evil.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The sacrifices of the ungodly are abomination to the Lord, for they offer them wickedly.

Contemporary English Version
The Lord despises the offerings of wicked people with evil motives.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sacrifices of the wicked are abominable, because they are offered of wickedness.

English Revised Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!

Good News Translation
The LORD hates it when wicked people offer him sacrifices, especially if they do it from evil motives.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sacrifice of wicked people is disgusting, especially if they bring it with evil intent.

International Standard Version
What the wicked person sacrifices is detestable— how much more when he offers it with vile motives!

JPS Tanakh 1917
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; How much more, when he bringeth it with the proceeds of wickedness?

Literal Standard Version
The sacrifice of the wicked [is] abomination, Much more when he brings it in wickedness.

NET Bible
The wicked person's sacrifice is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent!

New Heart English Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind.

World English Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind!

Young's Literal Translation
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination, Much more when in wickedness he bringeth it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The King's Heart
26All day long he covets more, but the righteous give without restraint. 27The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable— how much more so when brought with ill intent! 28A lying witness will perish, but the man who listens to truth will speak forever.…

Cross References
Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Proverbs 28:9
Whoever turns his ear away from hearing the law, even his prayer is detestable.

Ecclesiastes 5:1
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

Isaiah 66:3
Whoever slaughters an ox is like one who slays a man; whoever sacrifices a lamb is like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever presents a grain offering is like one who offers pig's blood; whoever offers frankincense is like one who blesses an idol. Indeed, they have chosen their own ways and delighted in their abominations.

Jeremiah 6:20
What use to Me is frankincense from Sheba or sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable; your sacrifices do not please Me."

Amos 5:22
Even though you offer Me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; for your peace offerings of fattened cattle I will have no regard.


Treasury of Scripture

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind?

sacrifice

Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 28:9
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

1 Samuel 13:12,13
Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering…

with a wicked mind

Proverbs 9:9-14
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning…









(27) How much more when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?--Plotting at the same time future wickedness, or thinking to make God, by the sacrifice, overlook his sin, and so become, as it were, his confederate.

Verse 27. - The first hemistich occurs in Proverbs 15:8 (where see note). How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind! rather, for evil, equivalent to "in order to atone for wickedness." The sacrifice of the sinner is abominable, as offered formally without repentance and faith; much more abominable, when he brings his offering to win, as it were, God's connivance in the sin which he commits and has no intention of renouncing, - brings it as a kited of bribe and recompense to compensate or his transgression. Such an outrage on God's purity and justice may well be called an abomination. Septuagint, "The sacrifices of the ungodly are abomination unto the Lord, for they. offer them wickedly (παρανόμως)." The notion of propitiating the Deity by sharing with him the proceeds of sin is expressed in proverbial language. We have the homely saw, "Steal the goose, and give the giblets in alms;" and the Spaniards say, "Huerto el puerco, y dar los pies por Dios," "Steal the pig, and give away the pettitoes for God's sake" (Kelly). (See Ecclus. 31:18, etc.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The sacrifice
זֶ֣בַח (ze·ḇaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2077: A slaughter, the flesh of an animal, a sacrifice

of the wicked
רְ֭שָׁעִים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

is detestable—
תּוֹעֵבָ֑ה (tō·w·‘ê·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

how much more so
אַ֝֗ף (’ap̄)
Conjunction
Strong's 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

when
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

brought
יְבִיאֶֽנּוּ׃ (yə·ḇî·’en·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

with ill intent!
בְזִמָּ֥ה (ḇə·zim·māh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2154: A plan, device, wickedness


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