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 a wicked mind?
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, you rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah.
Isaiah 61:8
For I the LORD love justice, I hate robbery with a burnt offering; and I will direct their 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 breaks a dog's neck; he that offers a grain offering, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burns incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.
Jeremiah 6:20
To what purpose comes there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
Jeremiah 7:21
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Add your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat the flesh.
Amos 5:21
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not take delight in your solemn assemblies.
John 4:24
God is a Spirit: and they 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 you test 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 have I seen with joy your people, who are present here, to offer willingly unto you.
Psalm 17:1
[A prayer of David.] Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.
Song of Songs 2:14
O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is lovely.

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
Of all food which may be eaten, that on which such 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 the LORD than sacrifice.
James 1:7
For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.