Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
The wicked person's sacrifice is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent!
The one who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.
Listen to the Lord's word, you leaders of Sodom! Pay attention to our God's rebuke, people of Gomorrah!
For I, the Lord, love justice and hate robbery and sin. I will repay them because of my faithfulness; I will make a permanent covenant with them.
The one who slaughters a bull also strikes down a man; the one who sacrifices a lamb also breaks a dog's neck; the one who presents an offering includes pig's blood with it; the one who offers incense also praises an idol. They have decided to behave this way; they enjoy these disgusting practices.
I take no delight when they offer up to me frankincense that comes from Sheba or sweet-smelling cane imported from a faraway land. I cannot accept the burnt offerings they bring me. I get no pleasure from the sacrifices they offer to me.'
The Lord said to the people of Judah, "The Lord God of Israel who rules over all says: 'You might as well go ahead and add the meat of your burnt offerings to that of the other sacrifices and eat it, too!
"I absolutely despise your festivals! I get no pleasure from your religious assemblies!
God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
1 Chronicles 29:17
I know, my God, that you examine thoughts and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives I contribute all this; and now I look with joy as your people who have gathered here contribute to you.
A prayer of David. Lord, consider my just cause! Pay attention to my cry for help! Listen to the prayer I sincerely offer!
Song of Songs 2:14
The Lover to His Beloved: O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places of the mountain crags, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, as well as his wife and female slaves so that they were able to have children.
Any food that may be eaten which becomes soaked with water will become unclean. Anything drinkable in any such vessel will become unclean.
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord,