Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
With a wicked mind
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
1 Samuel 13:12
therefore, I said, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD. I forced myself, therefore, and offered a burnt offering.
1 Samuel 15:21
But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the firstfruits of the anathema, to sacrifice them unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.
I will not reprove thee regarding thy sacrifices; thy burnt offerings are continually before me.
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? shall the LORD say. I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; and I do not delight in the blood of bullocks or of lambs or of he goats.
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.
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.
Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, said the LORD.
I hate, I despise your solemnities, and I will not savour your assemblies.
With a wicked mind
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long prayer; therefore, ye shall receive the greater judgment.