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 abomination: how much more when they bring it with a wicked purpose!
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, rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, people of Gomorrah!
Isaiah 61:8
For I, Jehovah, love judgment, I hate robbery with wrong; and I will give their recompence in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Isaiah 66:3
He that slaughtereth an ox, smiteth a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, breaketh a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, it is as swine's blood; he that presenteth a memorial of incense, is as he that blesseth an idol. As they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations,
Jeremiah 6:20
To what purpose should there come to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt-offerings are not acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing unto me.
Jeremiah 7:21
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Add your burnt-offerings to your sacrifices, and eat the flesh.
Amos 5:21
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will not smell a sweet odour in your solemn assemblies.
John 4:24
God is a spirit; and they who worship him must worship him 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
And I know, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart have I willingly offered all these things; and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, offer willingly to thee.
Psalm 17:1
{A Prayer of David.} Hear the right, O Jehovah, attend unto my cry; give ear unto my prayer, which is not out of feigned lips.
Song of Songs 2:14
My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, 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 handmaids, and they bore children.
Leviticus 11:34
All food that is eaten on which such water hath come shall be unclean; and all drink that is drunk shall be unclean, in every such vessel.
Proverbs 21:3
To exercise justice and judgment is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.
James 1:7
for let not that man think that he shall receive anything from the Lord;