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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.
He that slaughtereth an ox, smiteth a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, breaketh a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, it is as swine's blood; he that presenteth a memorial of incense, is as he that blesseth an idol. As they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations,
1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said, Has Jehovah delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, As in hearkening to the voice of Jehovah? Behold, obedience is better than sacrifice, Attention than the fat of rams.
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices, or thy burnt-offerings, continually before me;
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more when they bring it with a wicked purpose!
To what purpose should there come to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt-offerings are not acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing unto me.
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Add your burnt-offerings to your sacrifices, and eat the flesh.
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will not smell a sweet odour in your solemn assemblies.
Will Jehovah take pleasure in thousands of rams, in ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
But go and learn what that is I will have mercy and not sacrifice; for I have not come to call righteous men but sinners.
one young bullock, one ram, one yearling lamb, for a burnt-offering;
And on the second day, ye shall present twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs without blemish;
I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; and they shall not profit thee.