Proverbs 21:27
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New International Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent!

New Living Translation
The sacrifice of an evil person is detestable, especially when it is offered with wrong motives.

English Standard Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent.

New American Standard Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!

King James Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sacrifice of a wicked person is detestable-- how much more so when he brings it with ulterior motives!

International Standard Version
What the wicked person sacrifices is detestable— how much more when he offers it with vile motives!

NET Bible
The wicked person's sacrifice is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent!

New Heart English Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The sacrifice of the evil ones is detested before Lord Jehovah because they bring it in evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sacrifice of wicked people is disgusting, especially if they bring it with evil intent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; How much more, when he bringeth it with the proceeds of wickedness?

New American Standard 1977
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination,
            How much more when he brings it with evil intent!

Jubilee Bible 2000
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination; how much more, when he brings it with lewdness?

King James 2000 Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind?

American King James Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind?

American Standard Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sacrifices of the wicked are abominable, because they are offered of wickedness.

Darby Bible Translation
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more when they bring it with a wicked purpose!

English Revised Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!

Webster's Bible Translation
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

World English Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind!

Young's Literal Translation
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination, Much more when in wickedness he bringeth it.
Study Bible
The King's Heart is in the Lord's Hand
26All day long he is craving, While the righteous gives and does not hold back. 27The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent! 28A false witness will perish, But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Proverbs 28:9
He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

Ecclesiastes 5:1
Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.

Isaiah 66:3
"But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man; He who sacrifices a lamb is like the one who breaks a dog's neck; He who offers a grain offering is like one who offers swine's blood; He who burns incense is like the one who blesses an idol. As they have chosen their own ways, And their soul delights in their abominations,

Jeremiah 6:20
"For what purpose does frankincense come to Me from Sheba And the sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable And your sacrifices are not pleasing to Me."

Amos 5:22
"Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings.
Treasury of Scripture

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind?

sacrifice

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the …

Proverbs 28:9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer …

1 Samuel 13:12,13 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now on me to Gilgal, …

1 Samuel 15:21-23 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the …

Psalm 50:8-13 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, …

Isaiah 1:11-16 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me? said the …

Isaiah 66:3 He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a …

Jeremiah 6:20 To what purpose comes there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet …

Jeremiah 7:11,12 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers …

Amos 5:21,22 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn …

with a wicked mind

Proverbs 9:9-14 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a …

(27) How much more when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?--Plotting at the same time future wickedness, or thinking to make God, by the sacrifice, overlook his sin, and so become, as it were, his confederate.

Verse 27. - The first hemistich occurs in Proverbs 15:8 (where see note). How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind! rather, for evil, equivalent to "in order to atone for wickedness." The sacrifice of the sinner is abominable, as offered formally without repentance and faith; much more abominable, when he brings his offering to win, as it were, God's connivance in the sin which he commits and has no intention of renouncing, - brings it as a kited of bribe and recompense to compensate or his transgression. Such an outrage on God's purity and justice may well be called an abomination. Septuagint, "The sacrifices of the ungodly are abomination unto the Lord, for they. offer them wickedly (παρανόμως)." The notion of propitiating the Deity by sharing with him the proceeds of sin is expressed in proverbial language. We have the homely saw, "Steal the goose, and give the giblets in alms;" and the Spaniards say, "Huerto el puerco, y dar los pies por Dios," "Steal the pig, and give away the pettitoes for God's sake" (Kelly). (See Ecclus. 31:18, etc.) The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination,.... That is, to the Lord, as in Proverbs 15:8; and as it is here added in the Septuagint and Arabic versions;

how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind? the Arabic version is, "with a mind alien from the law"; or when it is not brought according to law; when it is a corrupt thing, that which is torn, lame, or sick, or robbery for burnt sacrifice; when it is done with an evil intention, to cover sin, to atone for without repenting of it or forsaking it; that they may go on in sin with impunity, and be allowed to commit it; for which cause Balak and Balsam offered sacrifices, which is the instance Jarchi produces; and indeed every religious action not done in faith, and love, and sincerity, and with a view to the glory of God, but in hypocrisy and with selfish views, in order to procure acceptance with God and justification in his sight; setting aside the righteousness, sacrifice, and satisfaction of the son of God, is done with a wicked mind, and is an abomination to the Lord. Some render it, "even though he brings it diligently", or "with great art and skill" (i); is constant at his devotion, and carries it so artfully, and with such a show of religion, as to deceive men, yet he cannot deceive the Lord.

(i) "solerter", De Dieu. 27. God regards the heart, and hypocrisy is more odious than open inconsistency.

wicked mind—or, "design" (Pr 1:4).21:9. It is best to shun bitter contention by pouring out the heart before God. For by prudence and patience, with constant prayer, the cross may be removed. 10. The evil desires of a wicked man's heart, lead to baseness in his conduct. 11. The simple may be made wise by punishments on the wicked, and by instructions to those who are willing to be taught. 12. Good men envy not the prosperity of evil-doers; they see there is a curse on them. 13. Such as oppress the poor by beating down wages, such as will not relieve according to their ability those in distress, and those in authority who neglect to do justice, stop their ears at the cry of the poor. But doubtless care is to be used in the exercise of charity. 14. If money can conquer the fury of the passions, shall reason, the fear of God, and the command of Christ, be too weak to bridle them? 15. There is true pleasure only in the practice of religion. 16. Of all wanderers in the ways of sin, those are in the most dangerous condition who turn aside into the ways of darkness. Yet there is hope even for them in the all-sufficient Saviour; but let them flee to him without delay. 17. A life of worldly pleasure brings ruin on men. 18. The righteous is often delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his stead, and so seems as a ransom for him. 19. Unbridled passions spoil the comfort of all relations. 20. The plenty obtained by prudence, industry, and frugality, is desirable. But the foolish misspend what they have upon their lusts. 21. True repentance and faith will lead him that relies on the mercy of God in Christ, to follow after righteousness and mercy in his own conduct. 22. Those that have wisdom, often do great things, even against those confident of their strength. 23. It is our great concern to keep our souls from being entangled and disquieted. 24. Pride and haughtiness make men passionate; such continually deal in wrath, as if it were their trade to be angry. 25,26. Here is the misery of the slothful; their hands refuse to labour in an honest calling, by which they might get an honest livelihood; yet their hearts cease not to covet riches, pleasures, and honours, which cannot be obtained without labour. But the righteous and industrious have their desires satisfied. 27. When holiness is pretended, but wickedness intended, that especially is an abomination. 28. The doom of a false witness is certain. 29. A wicked man bids defiance to the terrors of the law and the rebukes of Providence. But a good man asks, What does God require of me? 30,31. Means are to be used, but, after all, our safety and salvation are only of the Lord. In our spiritual warfare we must arm ourselves with the whole armour of God; but our strength must be in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
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