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
The one who slaughters bull strikes a man; the one who slaughters lamb for sacrifice breaks the neck [of] a dog. The one who offers an offering, [the] blood of swine; the one who offers frankincense blesses an idol. Indeed, they themselves have chosen their ways, and their soul delights in their abhorrence.
1 Samuel 15:22
Then Samuel said, "Is there [as much] delight for Yahweh in burnt offerings and sacrifices as [there is] in {obeying} Yahweh? Look! {To obey} [is] better than sacrifice; to give heed than the fat of rams.
Psalm 50:8
It is not concerning [a lack of] your sacrifices [that] I rebuke you, and your burnt offerings [are] before me continually.
Psalm 51:16
For you do not delight [in] sacrifice or I would give [it]. [With] a burnt offering you are not pleased.
Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination of Yahweh, 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 in divisiveness!
Jeremiah 6:20
What [is] this to me? Frankincense comes from Sheba, and the precious spice reed from a distant land. Your burnt offerings [are] not {acceptable}, your sacrifices are not pleasing to me."
Jeremiah 7:21
Thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, "Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices, and eat [the] flesh.
Amos 5:21
"I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your assemblies.
Micah 6:7
Will Yahweh be pleased with thousands of rams, with myriads 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 it means, "I want mercy and not sacrifice." For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

General references

Numbers 7:27
one {young} bull, one ram, a male lamb {in its first year} as a burnt offering;
Numbers 29:17
" 'On the second day: twelve bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs {in their first year}; they will be without defect;
Isaiah 57:12
I myself will declare your righteousness and your works, but they will not benefit you.