American Standard Version
For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it: Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
New American Standard Bible
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
King James Version
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
You are not pleased with a burnt offering.
International Standard Version
Indeed, you do not delight in sacrifices, or I would give them, nor do you desire burnt offerings.
A Conservative Version
For thou delight not in sacrifice, else I would give it. Thou have no pleasure in burnt-offering.
For You do not delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
Bible in Basic English
You have no desire for an offering or I would give it; you have no delight in burned offerings.
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
Julia Smith Translation
For thou wilt not delight in sacrifice, and thou wilt not take pleasure in burnt-offering.
King James 2000
For you desire not sacrifice; else would I give it: you delight not in burnt offering.
Lexham Expanded Bible
For you do not delight [in] sacrifice or I would give [it]. [With] a burnt offering you are not pleased.
Modern King James verseion
For You do not desire sacrifice; or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering.
Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale
For if thou hadst pleasure in sacrifice, I would give it thee: but thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.
Certainly you do not want a sacrifice, or else I would offer it; you do not desire a burnt sacrifice.
New Heart English Bible
For you do not delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering.
The Emphasized Bible
For thou wilt not desire sacrifice - that I should give it, Ascending-offering, will not please:
For thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt-offering.
World English Bible
For you don't delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering.
Youngs Literal Translation
For Thou desirest not sacrifice, or I give it, Burnt-offering Thou acceptest not.
Formalism » The insufficiency of
Homicide » David's repentance for, and confession of, the murder of uriah
Offerings » Useless when not accompanied by genuine piety
Offerings » Withheld see offerings; withheld » Insufficient to secure salvation
Offerings » Many offences under the law, beyond the efficacy of
Prayer » Penitential » Of david
Religion » Formalism » The insufficiency of
Word Count of 20 Translations in Psalm 51:16
Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; And my mouth shall show forth thy praise. 16 For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it: Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: A broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Sacrifice and offering thou hast no delight in; Mine ears hast thou opened: Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.
And if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbor, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.
And if one person sin unwittingly, then he shall offer a she-goat a year old for a sin-offering.
But the soul that doeth aught with a high hand, whether he be home-born or a sojourner, the same blasphemeth Jehovah; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Moreover ye shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer, that is guilty of death; but he shall surely be put to death.
If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away the evil from Israel.
1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said, Hath Jehovah as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of Jehovah? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices; And thy burnt-offerings are continually before me.
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts; And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But the prayer of the upright is his delight.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!
What unto me is the multitude of your sacrifices? saith Jehovah: I have had enough of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he-goats.
For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt-offerings or sacrifices:
And thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee.
For I desire goodness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, But a body didst thou prepare for me;