Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
Of what use to me, is your multitude of sacrifices: Saith Yahweh: I am sated with ascending-offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts, - In the blood of bulls and young rams and he-goats, have I no pleasure.
Wherefore My Lord hath said, - Because this people, hath drawn near with their mouth, And with their lips, have honoured me, But their heart, have they moved far from me, And so their reverence of me hath become A commandment of men in which they have been schooled,
Hear ye this - O house of Jacob, Ye who call yourselves by the name of Israel, Yea from the waters of Judah, came they forth, - Who swear by the name of Yahweh, And, by the God of Israel, call to remembrance - Not in truth, nor in righteousness;
And Yahweh heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me, - and Yahweh said unto me - I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken unto thee, they have well said all which they have spoken.
1 Samuel 15:21
And the people took, of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things so devoted, - to sacrifice unto Yahweh thy God, in Gilgal.
The sacrifice of lawless men, is an abomination to Yahweh, but, the prayer of the upright, is his delight.
Thou therefore Son of man, the sons of thy people who are talking against thee Near the walls and in the entrances of the houses, are speaking one with another, every man with his brother saying. Come in we pray you and heat, what is the word that is coming forth from Yahweh;
Hypocrites! well prophesied concerning you, Isaiah, saying -
And these are likewise they upon the rocky places sown, - who, as soon as they hear the word, straightway, with joy receive it,
for, Herod, stood in fear of John, knowing him to be a man righteous and holy, - and was keeping him safe; and, when he heard him, he paid earnest heed, and, with pleasure, used to listen to him.
He, was the burning and shining lamp, and, ye, were willing to exult, for an hour, in his light.
God, they confess that they know, but, by their works, they deny him, being, abominable, and obdurate, and, as to any good work, found, worthless.
For it is impossible - as to these who have been, once for all, illuminated, who have tasted also of the heavenly free-gift, and have been made, partners, in a Holy Spirit,
and said unto Jeremiah the prophet - Let our supplication we beseech thee fall prostrate before thee, and pray thou in our behalf unto Yahweh thy God, in behalf of all this remnant, - for we are left a few out of many, just as thine own eyes do behold us:
And, coming, they say unto him - Teacher! we know that, true, thou art, and it concerneth thee not about anyone, - for thou lookest not unto the face of men; but, in truth, the way of God, dost teach: - Is it allowable to give tax unto Caesar, or not? Should we give, or should we not give?
Wherefore, putting away all filthiness and overflow of baseness, in meekness, welcome ye the word fitted for inward growth, which is able to save your souls:
1 Peter 2:1
Putting away, therefore, all vice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envyings and all detractions,