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 that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb, as if he breaks a dog's neck; he that offers a grain offering, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burns incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.
1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said, has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
Psalm 50:8
I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
Psalm 51:16
For you desire not sacrifice; else would I give it: you delight not in burnt offering.
Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Proverbs 21:27
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind?
Jeremiah 6:20
To what purpose comes there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
Jeremiah 7:21
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Add your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat the flesh.
Amos 5:21
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not take delight in your solemn assemblies.
Micah 6:7
Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with 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?
Matthew 9:13
But go and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

General references

Numbers 7:27
One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Numbers 29:17
And on the second day you shall offer twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without spot:
Isaiah 57:12
I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.