Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

Bible References

What purpose

Isaiah 66:3
He who slaughters an ox is as he who kills a man. He who sacrifices a lamb, as he who breaks a dog's neck. He who offers an oblation, [as] swine's blood. He who burns frankincense, as he who blesses an idol. Yea, they have chosen t
1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said, Has LORD as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
Psalm 50:8
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices, and thy burnt-offerings [being] continually before me.
Psalm 51:16
For thou delight not in sacrifice, else I would give it. Thou have no pleasure in burnt-offering.
Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Proverbs 21:27
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination. How much more when he brings it with a wicked mind!
Jeremiah 6:20
To what purpose does there come to me frankincense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt-offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices pleasing to me.
Jeremiah 7:21
Thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Add your burnt-offerings to your sacrifices, and eat ye flesh.
Amos 5:21
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
Micah 6:7
Will LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, [or] with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
Matthew 9:13
But after going, learn what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners for repentance.

General references

Numbers 7:27
one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering;
Numbers 29:17
And on the second day, twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish,
Isaiah 57:12
I will declare thy righteousness. And as for thy works, they shall not profit thee.