Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Bible References


Proverbs 21:27
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination. How much more when he brings it with a wicked mind!
Proverbs 28:9
He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.
Isaiah 1:10
Hear the word of LORD, ye rulers of Sodom, give ear to the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
Isaiah 61:8
For I, LORD, love justice. I hate robbery with iniquity. And I will give them their recompense in truth. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Isaiah 66:3
He who slaughters an ox is as he who kills a man. He who sacrifices a lamb, as he who breaks a dog's neck. He who offers an oblation, [as] swine's blood. He who burns frankincense, as he who blesses an idol. Yea, they have chosen t
Jeremiah 6:20
To what purpose does there come to me frankincense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt-offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices pleasing to me.
Jeremiah 7:21
Thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Add your burnt-offerings to your sacrifices, and eat ye flesh.
Amos 5:21
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
John 4:24
God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

The prayer

Proverbs 15:29
LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
1 Chronicles 29:17
I know also, my God, that thou try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things. And now I have seen with joy thy people, who are present here, off
Psalm 17:1
Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry. Give ear to my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.
Song of Songs 2:14
O my dove, who are in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the steep place, let me see thy countenance; let me hear thy voice. For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

General references

Genesis 20:17
And Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants. And they bore sons.
Leviticus 11:34
All food which may be eaten, that on which water comes, shall be unclean, and all drink that may be drunk in every [such] vessel shall be unclean.
Proverbs 21:3
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to LORD than sacrifice.
James 1:7
For that man should not think that he will receive anything from the Lord,