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 puts an ox to death puts a man to death; he who makes an offering of a lamb puts a dog to death; he who makes a meal offering makes an offering of pig's blood; he who makes an offering of perfumes for a sign gives worship to an image: as they have gone after their desires, and their soul takes pleasure in their disgusting things;
1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said, Has the Lord as much delight in offerings and burned offerings as in the doing of his orders? Truly, to do his pleasure is better than to make offerings, and to give ear to him than the fat of sheep.
Psalm 51:16
You have no desire for an offering or I would give it; you have no delight in burned offerings.
Proverbs 15:8
The offering of the evil-doer is disgusting to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright man is his delight.
Proverbs 21:27
The offering of evil-doers is disgusting: how much more when they give it with an evil purpose!
Jeremiah 6:20
To what purpose does sweet perfume come to me from Sheba, and spices from a far country? your burned offerings give me no pleasure, your offerings of beasts are not pleasing to me.
Jeremiah 7:21
These are the words of the Lord of armies, the God of Israel: Put your burned offerings with your offerings of beasts, and take flesh for your food.
Amos 5:21
Your feasts are disgusting to me, I will have nothing to do with them; I will take no delight in your holy meetings.
Micah 6:7
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of sheep or with ten thousand rivers of oil? am I to give my first child for my wrongdoing, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
Matthew 9:13
But go and take to heart the sense of these words, My desire is for mercy, not offerings: for I have come not to get the upright, but sinners.

General references

Numbers 7:27
One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burned offering;
Numbers 29:17
On the second day of the feast give an offering of twelve oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark on them;
Isaiah 57:12
I will make clear what your righteousness is like and your works; you will have no profit in them.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain