New International Version
The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
King James Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Darby Bible Translation
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
World English Bible
The sacrifice made by the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Young's Literal Translation
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah, And the prayer of the upright is His delight.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination - Even the most sedulous attendance on the ordinances of God, and pert ormance of the ceremonies of religion, is an abomination to the Lord, if the heart be not right with him, and the observance do not flow from a principle of pure devotion. No religious acts will do in place of holiness to the Lord.
The prayer of the upright is his delight - What a motive to be upright; and what a motive to the upright to pray! But who is the upright? The man who is weary of sin, and sincerely desires the salvation of God; as well as he who has already received a measure of that salvation. Hence it is said in the next verse, "He loveth him that followeth after righteousness."
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A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that …
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If any meat of the fellowship offering is eaten on the third day, the one who offered it will not be accepted. It will not be reckoned to their credit, for it has become impure; the person who eats any of it will be held responsible.
What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent!
If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.
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