Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

Bible References

Sacrifice

Proverbs 21:27
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!
Proverbs 28:9
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.
Isaiah 1:10
Hear the word of Jehovah, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
Isaiah 61:8
For I, Jehovah, 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 that killeth an ox is as he that slayeth a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as he that breaketh a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as he that offereth'swine's blood; he that burneth frankincense, as he that blesseth an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations:
Jeremiah 6:20
To what purpose cometh there to me frankincense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt-offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices pleasing unto me.
Jeremiah 7:21
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Add your burnt-offerings unto 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 a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

The prayer

Proverbs 15:29
Jehovah is far from the wicked; But he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
1 Chronicles 29:17
I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, that are present here, offer willingly unto thee.
Psalm 17:1
Hear the right, O Jehovah, attend unto my cry; Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
Song of Songs 2:14
O my dove, that art 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 unto God. And God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants. And they bare children.
Leviticus 11:34
All food therein which may be eaten, that on which water cometh, 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 Jehovah than sacrifice.
James 1:7
For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord;