Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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?

Rivers

General references

Bible References

Pleased

1 Samuel 15:22
Then Samuel said:

Does the Lord take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the Lord?


Look: to obey is better than sacrifice,
to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.
Psalm 10:8
He waits in ambush near the villages;
he kills the innocent in secret places.
His eyes are on the lookout for the helpless;
Psalm 50:9
I will not accept a bull from your household
or male goats from your pens,
Psalm 51:16
You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it;
You are not pleased with a burnt offering.
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 40:16
Lebanon is not enough for fuel,
or its animals enough for a burnt offering.
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,
Hosea 6:6
For I desire loyalty and not sacrifice,
the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
Amos 5:22
Even if you offer Me
your burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them;
I will have no regard
for your fellowship offerings of fattened cattle.

Rivers

Job 29:6
when my feet were bathed in cream
and the rock poured out streams of oil for me!

Shall

Judges 11:31
whatever comes out of the doors of my house to greet me when I return in peace from the Ammonites will belong to the Lord, and I will offer it as a burnt offering.”
2 Kings 3:27
So he took his firstborn son, who was to become king in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering on the city wall. Great wrath was on the Israelites, and they withdrew from him and returned to their land.
2 Kings 16:3
but walked in the way of the kings of Israel. He even made his son pass through the fire, imitating the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites.
2 Kings 21:6
He made his son pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and divination, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did a great amount of evil in the Lord’s sight, provoking Him.
2 Kings 23:10
He defiled Topheth, which is in the Valley of Hinnom, so that no one could make his son or daughter pass through the fire to Molech.
Jeremiah 7:31
They have built the high places of Topheth in the Valley of Hinnom in order to burn their sons and daughters in the fire, a thing I did not command; I never entertained the thought.
Jeremiah 19:5
They have built high places to Baal on which to burn their children in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, something I have never commanded or mentioned; I never entertained the thought.
Ezekiel 16:20
“You even took your sons and daughters you bore to Me and sacrificed them to these images as food. Wasn’t your prostitution enough?
Ezekiel 23:37
For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands; they have committed adultery with their idols. They have even made the children they bore to Me pass through the fire as food for the idols.

Body

Philemon 1:12
I am sending him back to you as a part of myself.

General references

Psalm 50:9
I will not accept a bull from your household
or male goats from your pens,
Proverbs 21:3
Doing what is righteous and just
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

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