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 he brings it with lewdness?
Proverbs 28:9
He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Isaiah 1:10
Hear the word of the LORD, ye princes of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
Isaiah 61:8
For I the LORD love that which is right, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will confirm your work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Isaiah 66:3
He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation as if he offered swine's blood; he that burns incense as if he blessed iniquity. They have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.
Jeremiah 6:20
To what purpose does this incense come to me from Sheba and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt offerings are not according to my will, nor are your sacrifices sweet unto me.
Jeremiah 7:21
Thus hath the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel said: Add your burnt offerings upon your sacrifices and eat flesh.
Amos 5:21
I hate, I despise your solemnities, and I will not savour your assemblies.
John 4:24
God is a Spirit and those that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

The prayer

Proverbs 15:29
The 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 dost try 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 that thy people, who are present here, have given willingly unto thee.
Psalm 17:1
Hear righteousness, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that does not go out of feigned lips.
Song of Songs 2:14
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is beautiful.

General references

Genesis 20:17
So Abraham prayed unto God; and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maidservants; and they bore children.
Leviticus 11:34
All food which may be eaten upon which shall come water from any such vessel shall be unclean; and any drink that may be drunk shall be unclean in every such vessel.
Proverbs 21:3
To do righteousness and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
James 1:7
For let not such a man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.