Psalm 51:16 {50:18}
Good News Translation
You do not want sacrifices, or I would offer them; you are not pleased with burnt offerings.

Contemporary English Version
Offerings and sacrifices are not what you want.

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

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

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Psalm 51:6 For behold thou hast loved truth: the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me.

Exodus 21:14 If a man kill his neighbour on set purpose, and by lying in wait for him: thou shalt take him away from my altar that he may die.

Numbers 15:27,30,31 But if one soul shall sin ignorantly, he shall offer a she goat of a year old for his sin. . . .

Numbers 35:31 You shall not take money of him that is guilty of blood, but he shall die forthwith.

Deuteronomy 22:22 If a man lie with another man's wife, they shall both die, that is to say, the adulterer and the adulteress: and thou shalt take away the evil out of Israel.

Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than holocausts.

else would I.

Psalm 40:6 Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast pierced ears for me. Burnt offering and sin offering thou didst not require:

Psalm 50:8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: and thy burnt offerings are always in my sight.

Proverbs 15:8 The victims of the wicked are abominable to the Lord: the vows of the just are acceptable.

Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifices of the wicked are abominable, because they are offered of wickedness.

Isaiah 1:11-15 To what purpose do you offer me the multitude of your victims, saith the Lord? I am full, I desire not holocausts of rams, and fat of fatlings, and blood of calves, and lambs, and buck goats. . . .

Jeremiah 7:22,23,27 For I spoke not to your fathers, and I commanded them not, in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning the matter of burnt offerings and sacrifices. . . .

Amos 5:21-23 I hate, and have rejected your festivities: and I will not receive the odour of your assemblies. . . .

Hebrews 10:5,6 Wherefore, when he cometh into the world he saith: Sacrifice and oblation thou wouldest not: but a body thou hast fitted to me. . . .

Context
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
15O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy praise. 16For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.17A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said: Doth the Lord desire holocausts and victims, and not rather that the voice of the Lord should be obeyed? For obedience is better than sacrifices: and to hearken rather than to offer the fat or rams.

Psalm 40:6
Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast pierced ears for me. Burnt offering and sin offering thou didst not require:

Psalm 50:8
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: and thy burnt offerings are always in my sight.

Psalm 69:31
And it shall please God better than a young calf, that bringeth forth horns and hoofs.

Jeremiah 7:22
For I spoke not to your fathers, and I commanded them not, in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning the matter of burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Hosea 14:2
Take with you words, and return to the Lord, and say to him: Take away all iniquity, and receive the good: and we will render the calves of our lips.

Micah 6:6
What shall I offer to the Lord that is worthy? wherewith shall I kneel before the high God? shall I offer holocausts unto him, and calves of a year old?

Additional Translations
For You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; You take no pleasure in burnt offerings.For you desire not sacrifice; else would I give it: you delight not in burnt offering.

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

For if thou desiredst sacrifice, I would have given it: thou wilt not take pleasure in whole-burnt-offerings.

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

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

For thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt-offering.

For you don't delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering.

For Thou desirest not sacrifice, or I give it, Burnt-offering Thou acceptest not.
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