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 in divisiveness!
Proverbs 28:9
He who turns his ear from listening to instruction, even his prayer [is] an abomination.
Isaiah 1:10
Hear the word of Yahweh, rulers of Sodom! Listen [to] the teaching of our God, people of Gomorrah!
Isaiah 61:8
For I, Yahweh, love justice, hate robbery and injustice, and I will {faithfully} give their reward, and I will {make} an everlasting covenant {with} them.
Isaiah 66:3
The one who slaughters bull strikes a man; the one who slaughters lamb for sacrifice breaks the neck [of] a dog. The one who offers an offering, [the] blood of swine; the one who offers frankincense blesses an idol. Indeed, they themselves have chosen their ways, and their soul delights in their abhorrence.
Jeremiah 6:20
What [is] this to me? Frankincense comes from Sheba, and the precious spice reed from a distant land. Your burnt offerings [are] not {acceptable}, your sacrifices are not pleasing to me."
Jeremiah 7:21
Thus says Yahweh 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 festivals, and I take no delight in your assemblies.
John 4:24
God [is] spirit, and the ones who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."

The prayer

Proverbs 15:29
Yahweh is far from the wicked, but the prayers of the righteous he will hear.
1 Chronicles 29:17
And I know, my God, that you yourself test the heart and are pleased with uprightness. I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these [things], and now I have seen your people who are found here willingly offer to you.
Psalm 17:1
O Yahweh, hear a just cause. Hear my cry; heed my prayer [I make] without deceitful lips.
Song of Songs 2:14
My dove, in the clefts of the rock, {in the secluded place} {in the mountain}, Let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice [is] sweet and your face [is] lovely.

General references

Genesis 20:17
And Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his female servants so that they [could] bear children [again].
Leviticus 11:34
Any of the food that could be eaten on which water [from such a vessel] comes shall become unclean, and any liquid that could be drunk in any [such] vessel shall become unclean.
Proverbs 21:3
Doing righteousness and justice is [more] acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.
James 1:7
For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;