Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.
Then He said, "Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground."
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him?
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!
"When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courts?
"But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man; He who sacrifices a lamb is like the one who breaks a dog's neck; He who offers a grain offering is like one who offers swine's blood; He who burns incense is like the one who blesses an idol As they have chosen their own ways, And their soul delights in their abominations,
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat flesh.
For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
"So I sent for you immediately, and you have been kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord."
What! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise you.
For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;
This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,
So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the LORD of the fruit of the ground.
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it."
Then Moses said to Aaron, "It is what the LORD spoke, saying, 'By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy, And before all the people I will be honored.'" So Aaron, therefore, kept silent.
The captain of the LORD'S host said to Joshua, "Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.
therefore I said, 'Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the LORD.' So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering."
"But the people took some of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the LORD your God at Gilgal."
But when he became strong, his heart was so proud that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to the LORD his God, for he entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.
"I do not reprove you for your sacrifices, And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.
"Oh that there were one among you who would shut the gates, that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you," says the LORD of hosts, "nor will I accept an offering from you.
Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.