Psalm 51:16
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New International Version
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

New Living Translation
You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering.

English Standard Version
For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.

New American Standard Bible
For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering.

King James Bible
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it; 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.

NET Bible
Certainly you do not want a sacrifice, or else I would offer it; you do not desire a burnt sacrifice.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you have not desired sacrifices, neither have you chosen burnt offerings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are not happy with any sacrifice. Otherwise, I would offer one [to you]. You are not pleased with burnt offerings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thou delightest not in sacrifice, else would I give it; Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.

New American Standard 1977
For Thou dost not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
            Thou art not pleased with burnt offering.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou dost not desire sacrifice or else would I give it; thou dost not delight in burnt offering.

King James 2000 Bible
For you desire not sacrifice; else would I give it: you delight not in burnt offering.

American King James Version
For you desire not sacrifice; else would I give it: you delight not in burnt offering.

American Standard Version
For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it: Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.

English Revised Version
For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it: thou hast no pleasure in burnt offering.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou desirest not sacrifice, or I give it, Burnt-offering Thou acceptest not.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
51:16-19 Those who are thoroughly convinced of their misery and danger by sin, would spare no cost to obtain the remission of it. But as they cannot make satisfaction for sin, so God cannot take any satisfaction in them, otherwise than as expressing love and duty to him. The good work wrought in every true penitent, is a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart, and sorrow for sin. It is a heart that is tender, and pliable to God's word. Oh that there were such a heart in every one of us! God is graciously pleased to accept this; it is instead of all burnt-offering and sacrifice. The broken heart is acceptable to God only through Jesus Christ; there is no true repentance without faith in him. Men despise that which is broken, but God will not. He will not overlook it, he will not refuse or reject it; though it makes God no satisfaction for the wrong done to him by sin. Those who have been in spiritual troubles, know how to pity and pray for others afflicted in like manner. David was afraid lest his sin should bring judgements upon the city and kingdom. No personal fears or troubles of conscience can make the soul, which has received grace, careless about the interests of the church of God. And let this be the continued joy of all the redeemed, that they have redemption through the blood of Christ, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of his grace.
Study Bible
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
15O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise. 16For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. 17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 15:22
Samuel said, "Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.

Psalm 40:6
Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.

Psalm 50:8
"I do not reprove you for your sacrifices, And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.

Psalm 69:31
And it will please the LORD better than an ox Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.

Jeremiah 7:22
"For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Hosea 14:2
Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to Him, "Take away all iniquity And receive us graciously, That we may present the fruit of our lips.

Micah 6:6
With what shall I come to the LORD And bow myself before the God on high? Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings, With yearling calves?
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