Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

To what purpose cometh 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.

Sweet cane

Your burnt

Bible References

To what

Psalm 40:6
You do not delight in sacrifice and offering;
You open my ears to listen.
You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering.
Psalm 50:7
“Listen, My people, and I will speak;
I will testify against you, Israel.
I am God, your God.
Psalm 66:3
Say to God, “How awe-inspiring are Your works!
Your enemies will cringe before You
because of Your great strength.
Isaiah 1:11
“What are all your sacrifices to Me?”
asks the Lord.
“I have had enough of burnt offerings and rams
and the fat of well-fed cattle;
I have no desire for the blood of bulls,
lambs, or male goats.
Isaiah 66:3
One slaughters an ox, one kills a man;
one sacrifices a lamb, one breaks a dog’s neck;
one offers a grain offering, one offers pig’s blood;
one offers incense, one praises an idol—
all these have chosen their ways
and delight in their detestable practices.
Ezekiel 20:39
“As for you, house of Israel, this is what the Lord God says: Go and serve your idols, each of you. But afterward you will surely listen to Me, and you will no longer defile My holy name with your gifts and idols.
Amos 5:21
I hate, I despise your feasts!
I can’t stand the stench
of your solemn assemblies.
Micah 6:6
What should I bring before the Lord
when I come to bow before God on high?
Should I come before Him with burnt offerings,
with year-old calves?

Sheba

1 Kings 10:1
The queen of Sheba heard about Solomon’s fame connected with the name of Yahweh and came to test him with difficult questions.
Isaiah 60:6
Caravans of camels will cover your land
young camels of Midian and Ephah—
all of them will come from Sheba.
They will carry gold and frankincense
and proclaim the praises of the Lord.
Ezekiel 27:22
The merchants of Sheba and Raamah traded with you. They exchanged gold, the best of all spices, and all kinds of precious stones for your merchandise.

Sweet cane

Isaiah 43:23
You have not brought Me your sheep for burnt offerings
or honored Me with your sacrifices.
I have not burdened you with offerings
or wearied you with incense.

Your burnt

Jeremiah 7:21
This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: “Add your burnt offerings to your other sacrifices, and eat the meat yourselves,

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